Published Work

A published paper or book on a relevant information assurance topic can be used to demonstrate ongoing competency in the Information Security field related to the certification(s) being renewed. The published work must be completed within the four-year period in which your certification is currently valid.

What Qualifies in this Category?

  • A published paper or book on a relevant industry topic

Not eligible for CPEs in the Published Works category:

  • Presentations or slide decks
  • Internal company document(s)
  • Training material
  • Articles
  • Blog or website posts

Category Specifics:

  • A minimum of 18 pages of text is required to earn 36 CPEs.
  • A maximum of 18 CPEs can be earned for co-authored works.
  • CPEs from this category can be applied to 2 GIAC qualifying certification renewals.

Supporting Documentation:

  • A copy of your paper/book
  • Evidence of author(s)
  • Name of Publisher and date of publication