(ISC)2 Press Announces Inaugural Issue of Information Systems Security, The (ISC)2 Journal

VIENNA, Virginia March 16, 2004 The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2®, a non-profit international leader in training, qualifying and certifying information security professionals worldwide, today announced the inaugural publication of Information Systems Security, The (ISC)2 Journal from (ISC)2 Press.

Dr. Corey Schou, CISSP®, director of the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC) at Idaho State University, is editor-in-chief of the bi-monthly publication, which contains peer-reviewed articles, white papers and case studies from (ISC)2’s information security professional constituents from around the world offering in-depth analysis of information security trends and issues.

“I am very honored to be part of this important outreach initiative to expand the range of services that we offer our constituents,” said Dr. Schou. “Publication of the (ISC)2 Journal offers information security professionals a global perspective on industry best practices, as well as opportunities to expand their peer networks, receive professional recognition and engage with experts from around the world.

“We believe the Journal will be an important resource for professionals at all levels within the information security industry, as well as for college and university students planning to enter the field,” Dr. Schou said.

Lee Imrey, CISSP, has been named managing editor of the Journal. Imrey is the senior communications manager for (ISC)2, editor of the (ISC)2 Newsletter, and also lead instructor for (ISC)2’s CBK® review seminar, which he has taught internationally for both the public and private sectors.

(ISC)2 Press, launched in December 2003, is the publishing arm of (ISC)2. Constituents may subscribe to the Journal for a yearly fee of $45 and non-constituents may subscribe for a yearly fee of $175 through the (ISC)2 Web site at www.isc2.org/journal/subscriptions.html.

Individuals interested in submitting articles, case studies or white papers for publication in the Journal can review the Writer’s Guidelines and selection process at www.isc2.org/journal/submissions.html. All submissions will be vetted by the (ISC)2 Journal Review Board.

“We are proud to announce publication of the Journal in partnership with Auerbach Publications,” said Dow A. Williamson, CISSP, director of communications for (ISC)2. “Under Corey and Lee’s direction, we believe the (ISC)2 Journal will set the standard as a forum for information security professionals to discuss important industry issues, topics of interest and current trends.”

About (ISC)
Based in Vienna, Virginia, USA with offices in London and Hong Kong, 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 CBKÒ, 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 25,000 information security professionals in more than 100 countries. (ISC)2 awards the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSPÒ) and the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCPÒ) 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 .

© 2004, (ISC)2 Inc. (ISC)2 is a service mark, CBK is a trademark, and CISSP and SSCP are registered certification marks of (ISC)2 Inc. All rights reserved.

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