CISSP certification is a globally recognized standard of achievement that confirms an individual's knowledge in the field of information security. CISSPs are information assurance professionals who define the architecture, design, management and/or controls that assure the security of business environments. The need to protect information resources has produced a demand for information systems security professionals. Along with this demand came a need to ensure that these professionals possess the knowledge to perform the required job functions. The CISSP exam tests one's competence in the ten CISSP domains, which cover critical topics in security today, including risk management, cloud computing, mobile security, application development security and more.