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ISC2 Director to Lead National Computer Security Training Center; Infosec Educator and CISSP Corey Schou Named to New Post.

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 2002

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, (ISC)2, a non-profit organization dedicated to training and certifying information systems security professionals and practitioners worldwide, today announced that (ISC)2 board member and longtime information security educator Corey D. Schou, Ph.D., CISSP, has been named director of the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center at Idaho State University based in Pocatello, Idaho.

Idaho State has received $1.2 million from the federal government to serve as the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC). The NIATEC is designed to be the cornerstone for the essential education and training components of a strong information assurance initiative. The center will develop components of the most effective information assurance infrastructure for academic, industrial and governmental organizations. The program will be implemented over a three-year period. Continuing funding is expected.

"Dr. Schou's years of commitment to excellence in information security programs for higher education make him an outstanding choice to lead this important education and training center," said James E. Duffy, executive director for (ISC)2 based in Framingham. "As a major contributor to establishing the industry standards for (ISC)2's CBK(TM), (Common Body of Knowledge), our board of directors and the information security field is well-served by his expertise."

As a frequent public speaker and active information security researcher, Schou has authored more than 200 papers, books and articles. He was responsible for compiling and editing computer security training materials and standards for the Department of Defense. The Federal Information Systems Security Educators Association selected him as the 1996 Educator of the Year, and in 1997 he was given the TechLearn award for his life-long contributions to distance education.

With more than 30 years' experience in information technology, Schou has designed and developed information and training systems for organizations as diverse as the State Department, Federal Express, Microsoft, Florida Parole Commission, American Bankers Association and General Motors.

He works closely with senior management at Apple Computer, Microsoft, United Airlines and other major corporations. He is widely recognized as an authority on software engineering, team building, collaborative systems, organization re-engineering, and information systems security and privacy.

About (ISC)2

Based in Framingham, with offices in London and Hong Kong, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium Inc. (ISC)2 is the premier organization dedicated to providing information security professionals and practitioners worldwide with the standard for professional certification that is based on (ISC)2's CBK(TM), the Common Body of Knowledge for Information Security Professionals. Since its inception in 1989, the not-for-profit organization has provided training and certification and has advocated the need for one industry-wide security standard.

(ISC)2 provides two forms of certification, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), both unique by requiring years of experience in their field. For more than a decade (ISC)2 has certified thousands of security professionals in more than 85 countries.

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