(ISC)2 Information Security Resource Guide Goes Global

PALM HARBOR, Fla., USA, Nov. 15, 2005 – The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium [(ISC)2®], the non-profit international leader in educating and certifying information security professionals worldwide and currently celebrating the Year of the Information Security Professional, today announced that its “2006 Resource Guide for Today’s Information Security Professional, Global Edition” will include information security resources from both Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific regions, expanding the guide to meet the demands of a growing global industry.

The 130-plus-page guide, set to be released in February 2006, is a free compilation of security-focused resources in North, Central and South America, as well as in the Asia-Pacific and EMEA regions, including educational institutions and organizations, professional associations, conferences, trade shows, Websites and online and print publications.

Currently in its third year of publication, the “2006 Resource Guide for Today’s Information Security Professional” is the industry’s only comprehensive almanac, providing professionals with one-stop access to educational and peer networking opportunities and other career-enhancing resources from around the world.

“The (ISC)2 2006 Resource Guide is truly a “must-have’ publication for the information security professional,” said Dow A. Williamson, CISSP, director of corporate development for (ISC)2. “Whether they are located in England, Singapore, Brazil or the United States, information security professionals will find this publication invaluable in performing their jobs and building their networks and careers.”

With hundreds of listings for nearly 50 countries, the 2006 Resource Guide is co-sponsored by major industry players such as Microsoft, CompTIA, SAIC and Learning Tree.

“Security is a global issue, and customers worldwide have told us that security guidance and training are resources they value – both to help maintain the security of their networks and for their own professional development,” said Steve Lipner, CISSP, director of security engineering strategy at Microsoft. “As security has become a greater focus for organizations, information security professionals’ day-to-day jobs have grown more demanding. This guide will make it easier for security professionals everywhere to find the resources they need more quickly.”

The 2006 Resource Guide will be distributed to attendees at the industry’s top global events, including select conferences from Reed Exhibition’s International Infosecurity events, RSA’s International Conferences, CSI, MISTI, GOVSEC and more. Links to the electronic guide will also be available via a variety of sources, including various TechTarget e-security newsletters, the (ISC)2 Website and numerous international security organization Websites.

For more information on being a sponsor or in receiving the completed guide, please visit www.isc2.org/resourceguide.

About (ISC)?

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. [(ISC)2®] is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to certifying information security professionals around the world. Founded in 1989, (ISC)? has certified over 40,000 information security professionals in more than 100 countries. Based in Palm Harbor, Florida, USA, with offices in Vienna, Virginia, USA, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, (ISC)2 issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAPCM) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP?) credentials and related concentrations to those meeting necessary competency requirements. The CISSP, the Gold Standard in information security certifications, is the first information technology credential to meet the stringent requirements of ANSI under ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)? also offers a portfolio of educational related products and services based upon (ISC)2’s CBK®, a compendium of industry best practices for information security professionals, and is responsible for the annual (ISC)? Global Information Security Workforce Study. More information about (ISC)2 is available at www.isc2.org.

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