(ISC)2 and VCampus to Offer Online Information Security Training

Web-Based Curriculum to Address Growing Demand for Certified Information Security Professionals in Business and Government

VIENNA, Virginia, U.S.A., Aug. 11, 2003 – The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, the non-profit international leader dedicated to training, qualifying and certifying information security professionals worldwide, today announced it is developing online training curriculum with VCampus Corporation, a provider of Web-based learning solutions, in support of its two primary certification programs.

The two certifications, the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), are available to qualified candidates who pass the certification examination based on the CBK, (ISC)2’s living compendium of information security best practices The CISSP is considered the Gold StandardSM of certifications for management-level information security professionals and the SSCP for cyber-security professionals implementing security policy.

The online courses, which will be hosted by VCampus, will start being offered later this year to businesses and government agencies worldwide, including through the VCampus GSA Schedule for the U.S. government, to prepare information security professionals for the SSCP and CISSP certification examinations. The online training initiative is part of (ISC)2’s new, comprehensive Academic Partnership Program.

“As the demand for certification continues to grow, (ISC)2 is responding with a comprehensive online training program tailored to help security professionals obtain CISSP or SSCP certification,” said Dow A. Williamson, CISSP, communications director of (ISC)2, based in Vienna, Va.

“These new online offerings will provide information security practitioners the ability to take advantage of ‘anytime – anywhere’ training in support of their professional careers,” Williamson said.

(ISC)2 selected VCampus to co-develop and host a comprehensive suite of security courses that will cover CBK domains such as cryptography, access controls, and risk, response and recovery.

“We are honored to be a select provider of the (ISC)2 online security training program in the commercial and government arenas,” said Ronald E. Freedman, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for VCampus, headquartered in Reston, Va. “The selection of VCampus by (ISC)2 is a validation of our commitment to offering premier online training to professionals.”

The online courses will also qualify as Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits required by (ISC)2 for credential holders to maintain their certification.

For more information regarding online training, contact (ISC)2 Institute, the official training arm of (ISC)2, at 1-888-333-4458 or info@isc2.org.

The (ISC)2 Academic Partnership Program is a multi-faceted program providing academic institutions with the ability to enhance their information security education via scholarships, on-campus training and exams, academic credit for (ISC)2 certification-holders, e-learning, and professional experience credit for (ISC)2 certification candidates from approved academic institutions. For information regarding the (ISC)2 Academic Partnership Program, contact Anthony Baratta, CISSP, director of (ISC)2 professional programs, at abaratta@isc2.org

About VCampus
VCampus(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:VCMP) is a provider of end-to-end e-Learning solutions. The company develops, manages and hosts turnkey, Web-based learning solutions for corporations, government agencies and higher education institutions. VCampus enables these organizations to offer complete global distance learning solutions to their customers, employees, distributors, suppliers and students. VCampus’ e-Learning solutions are designed to help clients deliver higher education programs to adult students; improve the performance of their distribution channels and suppliers; measure and develop their employees’ knowledge, skills and abilities; and increase their customers’ satisfaction and loyalty. VCampus distributes a courseware library of more than 5,200 web-based courses and has delivered more than 2.5 million courses to over 700,000 adult learners. VCampus Corporation is headquartered in Reston, VA For more information, call 800-915-9298, or visit the VCampus Web site at www.vcampus.com. “VCampus” is a registered trademark of VCampus Corporation.

About (ISC)2
Based in Vienna, Virginia, USA with offices in London, UK and Hong Kong, China, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2 is the premier organization dedicated to providing information security professionals around the world with the standard for professional certification based on (ISC)2’s CBK(, a compendium of industry “best practices” for information security professionals. Since its inception in 1989, the non-profit organization has trained, qualified, and certified more than 20,000 information security professionals in more than 90 countries. (ISC)2 awards the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP() and the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP() credentials. Both certifications require professional experience and, for the CISSP, the Gold StandardSM in information security certifications, an endorsement by a professional that is familiar with the background of the candidate. More information about (ISC)2 is available at www.isc2.org .

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