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How Many CISSPs Are There In the World?

by Michael Hess
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Published on January 10, 2019

Have you ever wondered which country has the highest concentration of CISSPs?

We know. It's a question that has kept us up at night as well. Thankfully, (ISC)2 provides member counts bi-annually, broken down by country and certification. So we now have the answer (based on June 2018 statistics from CISSP).

The highest concentrations of CISSP certification holders in the world are in Singapore, United States, Cayman Islands, and Bermuda.

Here's the full list of the number of CISSPs by country per 100,000 people. Enjoy.

 

Country

Number of CISSPs

Population (2017)

Per Capita

Singapore

1,870

5,612,253

33.32

Cayman Islands

19

61,559

30.86

United States

82,577

325,719,178

25.35

Bermuda

16

65,441

24.45

Hong Kong SAR

1,660

7,391,700

22.46

Jersey

20

91,084

21.96

Guernsey

12

65,409

18.35

Luxembourg

96

599,449

16.01

Canada

5,329

36,708,083

14.52

Netherlands

2,418

17,132,854

14.11

Monaco

5

38,695

12.92

British Virgin Islands

4

31,196

12.82

Isle of Man

10

84,287

11.86

Guam

18

164,229

10.96

Switzerland

907

8,466,017

10.71

United Kingdom

6,674

66,022,273

10.11

Barbados

28

285,719

9.80

Ireland

466

4,813,608

9.68

Australia

2,309

24,598,933

9.39

Finland

445

5,511,303

8.07

Denmark

393

5,769,603

6.81

United Arab Emirates

589

9,400,145

6.27

Sweden

593

10,067,744

5.89

New Zealand

263

4,793,900

5.49

Korea

2,756

51,466,201

5.35

Liechtenstein

2

37,922

5.27

Belgium

542

11,372,068

4.77

Qatar

120

2,639,211

4.55

Norway

224

5,282,223

4.24

Bahrain

59

1,492,584

3.95

Malta

18

465,292

3.87

Aruba

4

105,264

3.80

Israel

317

8,712,400

3.64

St. Kitts and Nevis

2

55,345

3.61

San Marino

1

33,400

2.99

Gibraltar

1

34,571

2.89

Turks and Caicos Islands

1

35,446

2.82

Cyprus

32

1,179,551

2.71

Andorra

2

76,965

2.60

Austria

227

8,809,212

2.58

Bahamas

10

395,361

2.53

Germany

2,029

82,695,000

2.45

Trinidad and Tobago

29

1,369,125

2.12

Latvia

40

1,940,740

2.06

Macao SAR

12

622,567

1.93

Hungary

177

9,781,127

1.81

Iceland

6

341,284

1.76

Estonia

23

1,315,480

1.75

Kuwait

70

4,136,528

1.69

Mauritius

21

1,264,613

1.66

Croatia

68

4,125,700

1.65

Japan

2,089

126,785,797

1.65

France

996

67,118,648

1.48

Czech Republic

152

10,591,323

1.44

Slovak Republic

76

5,439,892

1.40

Spain

648

46,572,028

1.39

Poland

509

37,975,841

1.34

Taiwan

284

23,036,087

1.23

N. Mariana Islands

1

82,459

1.21

Costa Rica

56

4,905,769

1.14

Greece

120

10,760,421

1.12

Puerto Rico

37

3,337,177

1.11

Seychelles

1

95,843

1.04

Lithuania

29

2,827,721

1.03

Saudi Arabia

335

32,938,213

1.02

Malaysia

316

31,624,264

1.00

Antigua and Barbuda

1

102,012

0.98

Jamaica

27

2,890,299

0.93

Bulgaria

66

7,075,991

0.93

Grenada

1

107,825

0.93

Uruguay

30

3,456,750

0.87

South Africa

453

56,717,156

0.80

Portugal

82

10,293,718

0.80

Oman

36

4,636,262

0.78

Romania

145

19,586,539

0.74

Italy

390

60,551,416

0.64

Macedonia

13

2,083,160

0.62

Saint Lucia

1

168,458

0.59

Belize

2

374,681

0.53

Slovenia

11

2,066,748

0.53

French Guiana

1

199,509

0.50

Mayotte

1

201,234

0.50

Chile

88

18,054,726

0.49

Jordan

46

9,702,353

0.47

Serbia

32

7,022,268

0.46

Lebanon

27

6,082,357

0.44

Guyana

3

777,859

0.39

New Caledonia

1

280,460

0.36

French Polynesia

1

283,007

0.35

Botswana

8

2,291,661

0.35

Argentina

147

44,271,041

0.33

Sri Lanka

69

21,444,000

0.32

Colombia

155

49,065,615

0.32

Thailand

218

69,037,513

0.32

Mexico

353

129,163,276

0.27

Brunei

1

379,444

0.26

Reunion

2

787,584

0.25

Armenia

7

2,930,450

0.24

Martinique

1

436,131

0.23

Guadeloupe

1

452,776

0.22

Turkey

170

80,745,020

0.21

Brazil

440

209,288,278

0.21

Namibia

5

2,533,794

0.20

Panama

8

4,098,587

0.20

India

2,155

1,339,180,127

0.16

Tunisia

18

11,532,127

0.16

Guatemala

26

16,913,503

0.15

Russia

212

144,495,044

0.15

China

2,038

1,386,395,000

0.15

Zimbabwe

24

16,529,904

0.15

Ghana

39

28,833,629

0.14

Georgia

5

3,717,100

0.13

Egypt

123

97,553,151

0.13

Bosnia and Herzegovina

4

3,507,017

0.11

Moldova

4

3,549,750

0.11

Philippines

118

104,918,090

0.11

Fiji

1

905,502

0.11

El Salvador

7

6,377,853

0.11

Peru

35

32,165,485

0.11

Kenya

52

49,699,862

0.10

Djibouti

1

956,985

0.10

Dominican Republic

10

10,766,998

0.09

Nigeria

160

190,886,311

0.08

Kazakhstan

15

18,037,646

0.08

Azerbaijan

7

9,862,429

0.07

Albania

2

2,873,457

0.07

Uganda

27

42,862,958

0.06

Ukraine

28

 44,831,159

0.06

Morocco

21

35,739,580

0.06

Pakistan

108

197,015,955

0.05

Vietnam

46

95,540,800

0.05

Bolivia

5

11,051,600

0.05

Lesotho

1

2,233,339

0.04

Indonesia

114

263,991,379

0.04

Zambia

7

17,094,130

0.04

Cameroon

8

24,053,727

0.03

Belarus

3

9,507,875

0.03

Ecuador

5

16,624,858

0.03

Cote d'Ivoire

6

24,294,750

0.02

Mauritania

1

4,420,184

0.02

Venezuela

7

31,977,065

0.02

Honduras

2

9,265,067

0.02

Haiti

2

10,981,229

0.02

Malawi

3

18,622,104

0.02

Nicaragua

1

6,217,581

0.02

Paraguay

1

6,811,297

0.01

Mozambique

3

29,668,834

0.01

Ethiopia

10

104,957,438

0.01

Uzbekistan

3

32,387,200

0.01

Burundi

1

10,864,245

0.01

Tanzania

5

57,310,019

0.01

Iran

6

81,162,788

0.01

Nepal

2

29,304,998

0.01

Senegal

1

15,850,567

0.01

Cambodia

1

16,005,373

0.01

Iraq

2

38,274,618

0.01

Burkina Faso

1

19,193,382

0.01

Sudan

2

40,533,330

0.00

Bangladesh

8

164,669,751

0.00

Algeria

2

41,318,142

0.00

Korea, North

1

23,113,019

0.00

Angola

1

29,784,193

0.00

Afghanistan

1

35,530,081

0.00

Congo, Dem. Rep.

1

62,660,551

0.00

CISSP Certificate by Country Data Source: (ISC)2 June 2018 statistics, Accessed December 2018

World Population Data Source: World Bank Group

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