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Real World Security Practitioner (RWSP)

 

The RWSP is based on an individual's ability to handle and react to real-world security situations. Security within the RWSP is approached from both an offensive and defensive perspective. The RWSP is a peer reviewed certification that is composed of three (3) primary components:

 

1) The Real World Security: Attack, Defend, and Repel training course is an intensive, hands-on course for intermediate to advanced security professionals. Students are split into two (2) teams allowing for one (1) day focused on offensive aspects and one (1) day focused on defensive aspects. The simulations are real, but based on a fictional storyline. The training course allows for the practical demonstration of skills and allows the students of the course to review the participation, leadership, and contributions of each RWSP candidate students.

 

2) Knowledge Metric: Immediately following the completion of the Real World Security: Attack, Defend, and Repel course a knowledge metric (test) is given to those individuals wishing to become a candidate for the RWSP certification. After successfully passing the knowledge metric with a 70% or better, the individual becomes an RWSP candidate.

 

3)Peer Reviewed RWSP Project: This practical written project is an information security focused around a topic of interest to the RWSP candidate. Initially, RWSP candidates are given 60 days to complete the project based on a given collegiate writing standard, such as APA or MLA. In this format, papers are expected to cover the subject thoroughly and end up at approximately 15 pages.

 

Upon successfully completing all three RWSP requirements, RWSP certified personnel may choose to have their projects published on the rwsp.org website, have their name and certification number listed, and volunteer to peer-review future RWSP projects.