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ISC2(R) Wins Inaugural SC Magazine Award for 'Best Professional Certification Program'.

SAN FRANCISCO -- (ISC)2[R]("ISC-squared"), the non-profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers, won the SC Magazine inaugural award for "Best Professional Certification Program" at RSA 2008.

Formed in 1989, (ISC)2 was the first information security certification body and maintains the most rigorous standards in the industry today. Its professional certifications are vendor-neutral and require validated industry experience and a wide breadth of knowledge found in its CBK([R]), a taxonomy of information security topics. The organization developed its certification program to meet the needs of professionals throughout their careers and includes the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP([R])) and related concentrations, Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP([R])), and Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAP([R])).

"We are honored to receive this inaugural award from SC Magazine, and see it as a tribute to the visionary pioneers who formed our organization and who played a critical role in setting the standards for the information security profession as it exists today," said Ed Zeitler, CISSP, executive director of (ISC)2. "(ISC)2's certifications have helped organizations worldwide secure the enterprise by providing information security professionals with validated knowledge and experience."

(ISC)2 and other 2008 SC Magazine Professional Award winners were marked for distinction by a panel of 17 leading chief security officers from major corporations and large public sector organizations. The awards highlight and showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence in the information security industry. With more than 600 entries submitted in 20 technology categories, the 2008 SC Magazine Awards proved to be the most competitive in the program's 10-year history.

"SC Magazine's distinguished panel of award judges selected (ISC)2 for this Professional Award for their positive contributions to the world of IT security," said SC Magazine Editor Illena Armstrong. "(ISC)2 is a proven leader, helping make today's businesses more secure."

(ISC)2won the SC Magazine "Best Professional Training Program" award the previous two years for its educational services.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand's portfolio includes the SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.

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. All (ISC)2 core certifications -the CISSP, CISSP-ISSEP([R]), CISSP-ISSAP([R]), CISSP-ISSMP([R]), SSCP and CAP - 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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