(ISC)2 And Reed Exhibitions Form Strategic Partnership To Launch “security Leadership Conference Series

PALM HARBOR, Fla., Aug. 3, 2004 – The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2®, the non-profit international leader in its 15th year of educating, qualifying and certifying information security professionals worldwide, and Reed Exhibitions, producers of the worldwide portfolio of Infosecurity events, have announced a strategic partnership to deliver a series of continuing education conference programs titled, “The Security Leadership Conference Series.”

The first of the Security Leadership Conference Series will be held October 18-19, 2004 at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas. The second event will be held in conjunction with the Infosecurity 2004 show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, December 7-9. Additional regional events around the world, including five in North America, are slated for 2005, with a worldwide rollout in 2006 and beyond.

“This partnership with Reed expands the range of services we offer our constituents and other information security professionals to keep current on important industry issues, trends and solutions,” said James E. Duffy, president and chief executive officer for (ISC)2. “(ISC)2 constituents can earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits, as well as enhance their peer networks and take advantage of other career development opportunities this series will offer. The Security Leadership Conference Series will provide the global “Gold Standard’ for continuing professional education in the information security field.”

“This ground-breaking partnership between (ISC)2 and Reed Exhibitions will offer the information security profession worldwide premier educational opportunities,” said Scott Temple, industry vice president, Reed Exhibitions. “The Security Leadership Conference Series speakers are global industry leaders, and participants will have the opportunity to learn from the best in the business, as well as to engage with other information security experts from around the world. This partnership enhances the professional education of security professionals while the Infosecurity events provide opportunities for new product sourcing, upgrades, and to preview the latest technologies that make their debut at the Infosecurity events worldwide.”

The Security Leadership Conference Series is part of (ISC)2 Events, a program to offer CPE opportunities to (ISC)2 constituents. (ISC)2 Events is also offering one- and two-day seminars around the country, providing opportunities for information security professionals to stay current on industry issues.

For more information on the Security Leadership Conference Series, visit www.securityleadershipseries.com, or contact Scott Temple at stemple@reedexpo.com or at 203-840-5396.

To learn more about (ISC)2 Event seminars, please visit http://www.isc2.org/events/.

About (ISC)²
Based in Palm Harbor, Florida, USA with offices in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, 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 27,000 information security professionals in 106 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 Standard in information security certifications, an endorsement by a professional who is familiar with the background of the candidate. (ISC)2 is the first information security certifying body to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17024, a global benchmark for certification of personnel. More information about (ISC)2 is available at www.isc2.org.

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions, which manages more than 430 trade shows annually worldwide, is a member of the Reed Elsevier plc Group, a world-leading provider of information-driven services and solutions. Reed Exhibitions offers integrated market access programs covering exhibitions, trade publications, direct marketing and the Internet to a database of 3.5 million in North America. Reed has North American offices in Norwalk, CT, Newton, MA, Palm Beach, FL, Las Vegas, NV and Toronto, ONT (Canada) and sales and operations offices worldwide. (NYSE:RUK/ENL).

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