The International Information Systems Forensics Association (IISFA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the discipline of information forensics in the form of evangelism, education, and certification.
IISFA consists of a governing body of Board of Directors that represent various areas of expertise in information forensics and a large community of Subject Matter Experts that volunteer time and expertise to further the goals of the association.
Members of the IISFA adhere to the IISFA Code of Ethics and are candidates for the Certified International Information Systems Forensics Investigator (CIFI).
About the CIFI
The Certified Information Forensics Investigator™ (CIFI) Certification is a designation earned exclusively by the most qualified information forensic professionals in the field. Along with adherence to the highest standards of ethical conduct, the CIFI epitomizes the highest standards in knowledge requirements and expertise. The CIFI encompasses multiple domains of knowledge, practical experience, and a demonstration of expertise and understanding accomplished through a rigorous exam proctored under the most controlled of environments. Unlike many vendor certifications, the CIFI maintains vendor neutrality and is independent of dependency requirements such as sponsored training, purchasing of product, or requirements other than ability. In fact, candidates may choose to sit for the exam without any restrictions other than adherence to the IISFA code of ethics and the exam fee. The CIFI is recognized as the only certification that truly represents the abilities of field information forensics investigators and is the benchmark by which they are measured. Earning the CIFI designation is a significant accomplishment and identifies the best in the profession of information forensics investigator.
The Certified Information Forensics Investigator™ (CIFI) Certification is specifically developed for experienced information forensics investigators who have practical experience in performing investigation for law enforcement or as part of a corporate investigations team. The CIFI certification is designed to demonstrate expertise in all aspects of the information investigative process and is dedicated to bringing a level of consistency to the profession than can be recognized outside the field.
IISFA certifications are globally accepted and recognized. They combine the achievement of passing an exam with credit for your work and educational experience, giving you the credibility you need to move ahead in your career. Certification proves to employers that you have what it takes to add value to their enterprise. In fact, many organizations and governmental agencies around the world require or recognize IISFA’s certifications.
The CIFI exam includes six areas in its common bodies of Knoledge (CBKs), all strongly related to information forensics:
1. IT & Fraud Auditing
2. Incident Response
3. Law and investigation
4. Tools and techniques