I know there is a vast amount of discussions online about CISSP but unfortunately, i can not find such information directed at my current situation.
I am currently on the other side of security as a Physical Security Manager for a corporate company. Although this is the case, as i have moved up the ladder in my career it becomes apparent within my company and others to be at director level, knowledge of IT Security is sought after.
i understand the experience requirements and checked the CISSP outline. Within my role i believe to have hit the below from ground level to managing of multiple sites for 5+ years:
security and risk management
In terms of qualifications i currently hold i have Network+, Security+ and am a Certified Security Management Professional.
My question is, do you think the CISSP would be a beneficial certification for me in moving up the ladder in my current situation?
You are definitely on the right track, and yes, I think CISSP could be a beneficial goal for you.. I was not familiar with CSMP, so a quick web search indicated it is primarily UK certification I highly recommend investigating the CPP from ASIS International. That is the premier physical security certification in USA, and appear to have a significant international presence. Further, ASIS recognizes the InfoSec aspects of modern physical security, and supports members who have the CISSP.
Physical security was one of the ten original CISSP CBK domains in the initial build of the CISSP. It is now embedded into several of the current eight domains, as you noted in your own experience. In t e world of physical security, a full understanding of information / cyber security is essential to manage the security camera networks, the identity and access management hardware and networks, and even the security alarm systems for your facilities.
Yes, I do recommend you dive into both the CPP and the CISSP.
Good luck and best regards,
CISSP would be beneficial, should you see yourself in IT infrastructure management career advancement. It could open doors for you going forward. However, CISSP exam is not an easy one, as you are probably well aware of.
Other options would be risk manager, risk auditor or IT auditor. and all of them are also sought after by organizations. The related exams would probably be more aligned with your current experiences, and maybe a ted bit easier.
Best of luck,