GIAC’s Mission

Since our founding in 1999, GIAC’s mission has been to provide verification of critically needed cybersecurity skills to practitioners and employers, proving that professionals and prospective hires have what it takes to successfully do their job.

To accomplish this, GIAC certifications go beyond theory and terminology and test hands-on, specialized, job-focused skills across industry focus areas including offensive operations, cyber defense, cloud security, DFIR, management, and ICS. Every GIAC certification confirms a practitioner’s abilities and likelihood of success in a real-world work environment.

GIAC’s dedication to exam quality and relevancy is second to none, with expert exam developers who have devoted their professional lives to infosec. Every detail of our exams is rigorously evaluated by a psychometrician, ensuring fairness and accuracy for the practitioners and employers who rely on our certifications as proof of skill.

“Most important to us, and employers like us, is for employees to be able to make an immediate impact upon hire. The value of hiring a professional with the level of skill proven by a GIAC certification cannot be underestimated.” – Arlin Halstead, Strategic HR Business Partner, NTT Security