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Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)

Definition - What does Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) mean?

A certified authorization professional (CAP) is a vendor-neutral certification that tests, validates and certifies an individual’s skills, experience and methodologies in implementing and maintaining authorization on information systems.

It is developed, maintained and monitored by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)2). It is meant for individuals that monitor and manage authorization processes on information systems.

Techopedia explains Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)

CAP certifies and validates an individual for creating formal processes and documentation for implementing a system’s access control and security. This ensures that only authorized personnel or individuals access a particular system.

The key points of CAP assessment include:

  • Risk management framework
  • Categorization of information systems
  • Selection of security controls
  • Security control implementation
  • Security control assessment
  • Information system authorization
  • Monitoring of security controls
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