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Security Certification Provider (ISC)2® Reaches 70,000 Members


PALM HARBOR, Fla., - (ISC)2 (“ISC-squared”), the world’s largest provider of professional security certifications and educational services, today announced that it has reached 70,000 members worldwide.

Globally recognized as the “gold standard,” (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates.

(ISC)²’s certifications were among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK, a compendium of information security topics.

“There is an urgent need for information security professionals, technicians, managers and other personnel to maintain an effective security environment,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)². “(ISC)² has been successfully educating and certifying high-quality professionals and technical practitioners for more than two decades and will continue to strive to meet the pressing security issues of organizations worldwide.

“Our organization, including our 71,000 members, work diligently to improve our educational products and examination process to assure that we stay relevant in the rapidly changing information security and public awareness realms.”

Founded in 1989 by a half-dozen leading IT organizations to establish a certification body for the fledgling information security profession, (ISC)2 reported just over 3,000 members at the turn of the 21st century. As the global demand for qualified infosecurity professionals grew over the next decade, (ISC)2 membership grew as well, resulting in tens of thousands of members leading the information security programs for some of the world’s largest corporations and government agencies.

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