(ISC)2 Wins Sc Magazine Award For “Best Professional Training Program’

PALM HARBOR, Fla., USA, Feb. 27, 2006 – The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium [(ISC)2®], the non-profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers, won SC Magazine’s 2006 Award for “Best Professional Training Program” for its comprehensive educational offerings, which includes its continuing education programs and CBK® Review Seminars for its multiple credentials. (ISC)2 credentials include the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®), and Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAPCM).

As part of its information security professional education program, (ISC)2 offers 350 CBK Review Seminars per year in eight languages and in over 40 countries. The Review Seminars are provided in multiple formats and through education affiliates around the world. The eLearning format includes live online study sessions, study guides, self-assessments, self-study courses and academic center modules. In addition, as part of its commitment to offer quality Continuing Professional Education (CPE) opportunities, (ISC)2 delivers over 25 Security Leadership Series events worldwide.

The SC Magazine awards highlight and showcase the best products, services and professionals in the information security industry. Spanning the US, Asia and the UK, the 2006 awards garnered more than 1,300 nominations from over 330 countries.

“We are extremely proud to accept this prestigious award recognizing our commitment to professional development for the information security workforce through our Review Seminars and other educational programs,” said Rolf Moulton, CISSP-ISSMP, president and CEO (interim), (ISC)2.

(ISC)2’s CBK is a compilation of the most comprehensive body of global best practices of information security topics developed for the information security profession and serves as the basis for its credentials. The Review Seminars are developed by subject matter experts through the (ISC)2 Institute, the education arm of the consortium, and taught by (ISC)?-authorized, certified instructors.

“We have experts throughout the world working hard to research and develop the most effective education programs and highly trained instructors to deliver these programs to our members and certification candidates to ensure they have the necessary tools to be effective information security professionals,” said Marc Thompson, global business development for (ISC)2. “I would like to recognize their outstanding contributions to both (ISC)2 and the information security profession.”

For more information on (ISC)2’s education programs, please visit https://www.isc2.org/cgi-bin/content.cgi?category=1421 . For details on (ISC)? Events, (ISC)?’s continuing education program that includes the Security Leadership Series, please visit https://www.isc2.org/events .

About (ISC)?

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. [(ISC)2®] is the internationally recognized Gold Standard for educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers. 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?) and related concentrations for information security professionals and managers, Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAPCM) for information assurance workers, and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP?) credentials to those meeting necessary competency requirements. The CISSP and SSCP are among the first information technology credentials 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 education 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.

SC Magazine Awards 2006- US

With over 1,300 product and service nominations from over 330 competing companies globally, the SC Awards are the world’s leading awards program for the information security industry.

New this year, the SC Magazine Awards have three separate award programs for the US, UK, and Asia Pacific regions. The awards are composed of the Reader Trust Awards—voted on by SC readers in each region, and the excellence and professional awards that are judged by a panel of the industry’s top talents. Winners were announced at the 2006 SC Awards Gala on February 14th, 2006 which took place at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California.

To view the full list of winners or to learn more about the SC Magazine Awards 2006-US please visit: www.scawards.com

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