Organizations that must adhere to regulations for data security, financial accountability and consumer privacy increasingly find it difficult to do without someone to make sure internal processes are being carried out properly. This is exactly where the need for competent governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) professionals arises. The goal of GRC is to ensure that proper policies and controls are in place to reduce risk, to set up a system of checks and balances to alert personnel when new risks materialize and to manage business processes more efficiently and proactively. All kinds of job roles including CIO, IT security analyst, security engineer or architect, information assurance program manager and senior IT auditor require or benefit from a GRC certification. Read on to learn about some top GRC certifications.
GRC Professional (GRCP)
A member-driven and global organization, OCEG is dedicated to providing information, education and certification on GRC to its members and the greater community. The GRCP is a solid credential aimed at a broad range of industries and practices comprising of only a few but well-respected certifications in its program.
The single exam covers basic terms and concepts, GRC principles, and core components and practices in addition to the relationship of GRC to other disciplines and is required for the higher-level GRC Audit certification. The exam contains 100 questions and takes up to two hours to complete. OCEG offers an All Access Pass for $395 (auto-renews) or $495 (no renewal) covering all the requirements for preparation like live and archived webinars, OCEG Standards, Guides and Resources, eLearning program and actually taking the exam.