(ISC)2 Announces Addition To International Board Of Directors

VIENNA, Virginia, Dec. 3, 2003 The International Information Systems SecurityCertification Consortium (ISC)2, the non-profit leader dedicated to training,qualifying and certifying information security professionals worldwide, todayannounced the appointment of Mervin Pearce, CISSP, to its board of directors.Pearce was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of a boardmember.

Pearce is CEO of Security Audit and Control Solutions (SACS), the company hefounded in 1992, which specializes in IT risk management, security and audits,and consulting. Pearce also holds the distinction of receiving the first CISSP(Certified Information Systems Security Professional) credential in SouthAfrica, which he received in 1997.

Prior to founding SACS, Pearce served in various information security and riskmanagement positions in the banking industry, including Standard Bank of SouthAfrica, the largest bank in that country.

“I look forward to this opportunity to serve on the board of directors of(ISC)2 and to actively promote the importance of certification and training inthe information security profession in the international community,” Pearcesaid. “I am excited to be a part of the effort to extend the reach of (ISC)2throughout the world, and continue to grow our constituent base.”

“We are very pleased to have Mervin join our board of directors, whichstrengthen the international focus of our consortium as we strive to extend ourglobal reach,” said James E. Duffy, CISSP, executive director of (ISC)2. “Asthe first CISSP in South Africa, he has set the standard for informationsecurity professionals, and established the importance of certification. Hisinsights and leadership are valuable additions to the board.”

The 2004 board of directors also includes: James R. Wade, CISSP; John Colley,CISSP; Patricia A. Gilmore, CISSP; William Hugh Murray, CISSP; Diana-LynnContesti, CISSP; Lynn McNulty, CISSP; Randolph N. Sanovic, CISSP; Rolf T.Moulton, CISSP, Corey D. Schou, CISSP; and Howard Schmidt, CISSP.

About (ISC)2
Based in Vienna, Virginia, USA with offices in London and Hong Kong, theInternational Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc.(ISC)2 is the premier organization dedicated to providing information securityprofessionals around the world with the standard for professional certificationbased on (ISC)2’s CBK, a compendium of industry “best practices” forinformation security professionals. Since its inception in 1989, thenon-profit organization has trained, qualified, and certified more than 23,000information security professionals in more than 96 countries. (ISC)2 awards theCertified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the SystemsSecurity Certified Practitioner (SSCP) credentials. Both certificationsrequire professional experience and, for the CISSP, the Gold StandardSM ininformation security certifications, an endorsement by a professional that isfamiliar with the background of the candidate. More information about (ISC)2 isavailable at www.isc2.org.

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