The Security+ certification was developed by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) to provide an industry-wide means of certifying the competency of computer and network administrators in the basics of securing their systems and networks. The security professional’s job is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the organization’s valuable information assets.
According to CompTIA, the Security+ certification
. . . validates knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that is taught at colleges, universities and commercial training centers around the world. ...