Renewal: Community Participation


Community Participation

Relevant community participation can be used to demonstrate ongoing competency in the Information Security field related to the certification(s) being renewed.

There are two types of participation that qualify.

  1. SANS/GIAC Community:
    • Observing SANS webcasts
    • Participating in a GIAC exam development projects:
      • JTAs
      • GIAC question writing
      • Standard settings
      • Audits
  2. InfoSec Community:
    • Participating/observing webcasts or podcasts
      • Security Weekly
      • Paul's Security Weekly
      • Hack Naked TV
      • Enterprise Security Weekly
    • Writing an article/blog for an information assurance related publication
  • The Community Participation must be completed within the four-year period in which your certification is currently valid.
  • Community Participation can earn up to 12 CPEs and can be applied towards 1 GIAC certification.

Required Supporting Documentation:

  • GIAC Job Task Analysis (JTA): Refer to the JTA you participated in and the date completed.
  • GIAC Question Writing: Refer to the certification for which you wrote questions, name of your POC, and date work was completed.
  • Published Information Assurance Article/Blog: Please include a copy of article/blog, as well as documentation verifying when and where it was published.
  • Webcasts / Webinars and Podcasts:
    • Certificate of Completion OR
    • Copy of your registration confirmation & screen shots from start/end of the webcast

If documentation is not provided at time of submission, it will be rejected. You may resubmit once you have the proper documentation.