The Information Assurance Certification Review Board (IACRB) is a global entity with the express purpose to certify information security professionals. The mission statement brief in Article 1(a) of our charter reads:
"The Board will sponsor a world-class certification set, that meets or exceeds the needs of organizations and individuals wishing to hold candidates to the highest possible level of professional certification in the area of information security. As much as it is feasible, the Board will remain independent from any commercial organization.
The primary basis for our certification set will be a hands-on practical exams, which will demonstrate without a doubt that the certification candidate has the request practical knowledge, skills and awareness to perform the relevant job duties at a competent level of efficiency in the global information security workplace."