James E. Duffy Appointed President and CEO of (ISC)2

PALM HARBOR, Fla., Aug. 4, 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, today announced the appointment of James E. Duffy, CISSP®, to president and chief executive officer.

Under Duffy’s stewardship, the constituent base has increased from less than 3,000 to more than 27,000 in 106 countries, including information security professionals from top government agencies and Fortune 500 companies, including Scotland Yard, Interpol, Royal Bank of Scotland, the National Security Agency, the government of Singapore, and Deloitte & Touche.

He has opened offices in London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, and also led the successful effort to receive ANSI accreditation under IEC/ISO 17024 for the CISSP credential. (ISC)2 is the first information security certifying body to meet the requirements of IEC/ISO 17024, a global benchmark for certification of personnel.

During the past year, Duffy introduced several (ISC)2 initiatives designed to ensure that information security professionals are well trained and dedicated in all phases of their careers. Advanced concentrations in management, architecture and engineering were developed for those already holding the CISSP credential.

An Associates program for those who have chosen to pursue a career in information security was implemented, as well as the Academic Partner Program for universities and colleges providing information security curricula and degrees. (ISC)2 Press was launched, which published The Official (ISC)2Guide to the CISSP Exam and the (ISC)2 Journal, and the U.S. Government, European and Asian Advisory Boards were established.

“The board of directors recognizes Jim’s leadership in strengthening (ISC)2’s position as the worldwide leader for certifying information security professionals by continuing to expand the range of services we offer constituents and the information security community around the world,” said John Colley, Chairman of the Board of Directors of (ISC)2.

“The consortium’s global presence has significantly increased under Jim’s leadership. Review seminars and exams for the CISSP credential are now offered in Japanese and Korean languages, and the CISSP exam was offered in Thailand for the first time. (ISC)2 continues to broaden its presence in Europe as well, with new affiliate agreements signed in Denmark and France,” Colley said.

Prior to joining (ISC)2 in 2000, Duffy was vice president and manager of information security technology and communications for People’s Bank, the largest independent bank in Connecticut, with 140 branches and assets of more than $13 billion. While working at People’s Bank, Duffy managed the development and implementation of information security policies and procedures for the organization.

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 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 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.

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