CompTIA Discloses Pilot Underway for Cybersecurity Trustmark

CompTIA, a nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, said a pilot program is underway to create a cybersecurity credential for the managed service provider (MSP) community.

The CompTIA Cybersecurity Trustmark is based on the 18 CIS Critical Security Controls identified by the Center for Internet Security and other frameworks as industry-accepted best cybersecurity practices.

“This new Trustmark is designed to help MSPs establish a starting point for their security journey,” said Wayne Selk, vice president, cybersecurity programs at CompTIA and executive director of the CompTIA Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO).

Selk unveiled plans for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Trustmark at today’s ChannelPro Network Cybersecurity Online Summit: Smart Security.

He said the MSP industry’s uniqueness is a key motivator in CompTIA’s decision to create a cybersecurity Trustmark.

“MSPs have multiple customers in various industries with different compliance and regulatory environments,” Selk explained. “These customers are looking for something more than assurances from an MSP that they have comprehensive cybersecurity practices in place.”

The pilot involves companies that have earned the CompTIA Security+ Trustmark.

A formal launch of the CompTIA Cybersecurity Trustmark is planned for the first quarter of 2023. MSPs interested in participating can register at