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ISC2(R)'S ISSMP(R) and CAP(R) Information Security Credentials Receive ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation.

With the Latest ANSI Accreditations, All (ISC)(2 )Core Credentials Meet the Global Standards for Certification

ORLANDO, Fla. -- (ISC)2[R]("ISC-squared"), the non-profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers, today announced that its Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP([R])) and Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAP([R])) have been accredited by the International Organization for Standardizations' (ISO) United States representative, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). With this latest accreditation, all core credentials offered by (ISC)2 are now recognized as meeting internationally recognized standards in professional certifications.

"We are pleased that the ISSMP and CAP credentials have been officially recognized as meeting the high standards set by ISO and adopted as an American National Standard," said Eddie Zeitler, CISSP, executive director of (ISC)2. "The CISSP was the first information technology-related credential to earn accreditation for personnel certification. We've worked hard to maintain accreditation for all our core credentials and are committed to ensuring they are accessible to professionals worldwide."

The ISSMP serves as an area of concentration of (ISC)2's Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP([R])) certification and is designed for the information security / assurance / risk management professional who focuses on enterprise-wide risk management. Those who obtain the ISSMP must demonstrate competence in five domains of the CBK([R]) and must be a CISSP in good standing.

The CAP was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State in response to requirements contained in the U.S. Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and is the only credential for the professional involved in the certification and accreditation process in the public sector and risk management / mitigation in the private sector. Requiring two years of experience in the certification and accreditation process, CAP candidates must demonstrate understanding of the purpose of certification, how to initiate the system authorization process, and the various phases involved in the certification and accreditation process.

"(ISC)2 has completed the rigorous process of earning ANSI accreditation for all of its core credentials - an extraordinary accomplishment," said Dr. Roy Swift, program director for the certification accreditation program for ANSI.

CISSPs who are interested in obtaining the ISSMP credential or candidates interested in obtaining the CAP credential can contact (ISC)2 at +1-866-462-4777 (toll-free within the U.S.), +1.703.891.6781 or For more information on the ISSMP, visit and for more information on the CAP, visit

ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 establishes a national and global benchmark for the certification of personnel. ANSI accredits standards developers, certification bodies and technical advisory groups to both the ISO and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). For more information, please visit

About (ISC)2

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. [(ISC)2[R]] is the internationally recognized Gold Standard for certifying information security professionals. Founded in 1989, (ISC)2 has certified over 57,000 information security professionals in 135 countries. Based in Palm Harbor, Florida, USA, with offices in Washington, D.C., London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, (ISC)2 issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP([R])) and related concentrations, Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAP([R])), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP([R])) credentials to those meeting necessary competency requirements. The CISSP, CISSP-ISSEP([R]), CISSP-ISSAP([R]), CISSP-ISSMP([R]), SSCP and CAP are 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 a continuing professional education program, a portfolio of education products and services based upon (ISC)2's CBK([R]), a taxonomy of information security topics, and is responsible for the annual (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study. More information is available at

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