February 28, 2005 20:52 ET

ISC2 Expands Annual Information Security Resource Guide to Include the Americas



FEBRUARY 28, 2005 - 20:52 ET

ISC2 Expands Annual Information Security Resource
Guide to Include the Americas

PALM HARBOR, Fla.--(CCNMatthews - Feb 28, 2005) -


2005 Industry "Almanac" Complements Consortium's "Year of the
Information Security Professional" Initiative

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium,
Inc. ((ISC)2®), the non-profit international leader in educating,
qualifying and certifying information security professionals worldwide
and currently celebrating the Year of the Information Security
Professional, today released the 2005 Resource Guide for Today's
Information Security Professional, Americas Edition.

The free 92-page guide is a compilation of information on information
security-focused educational institutions and organizations,
professional associations, conferences and trade shows, online
resources, publications and more for professionals in both the public
and private sectors in North, Central and South America.

Launched in 2004, the Resource Guide's inaugural year, to the U.S.
Government, (ISC)2 expanded the 2005 edition to include the Americas in
conjunction with its Year of the Information Security Professional
initiative. The Year is a worldwide, year-long program aimed at
enhancing awareness and understanding of the profession's significance
to the public-at-large, contributing to the growth and professionalism
of those already in the field, and attracting new candidates to the
profession. Announced in December 2004, the initiative is supported by
more than 50 associations, governments and corporations worldwide.

"In its second year, the 2005 Resource Guide is the first comprehensive
almanac of the industry, providing professionals one-stop access to
educational and peer networking opportunities and other resources that
can enhance their careers," said Sarah Bohne, director of corporate
communications for (ISC)2. "Expanding the guide this year helps fulfill
our goals for the Year of the Information Security Professional
initiative by contributing value to the profession beyond our education
and certification programs."

Free hard copies of the 2005 Resource Guide will be available at
industry conferences and (ISC)2 Events throughout the year, and soft
copies are available for download from the (ISC)2 Website at

About (ISC)2

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium,
Inc. ((ISC)2®) is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to
certifying information security professionals around the world. Founded
in 1989, (ISC)2 has certified more than 30,000 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 Systems Security Certified Practitioner
(SSCP®) credentials and related concentrations to those meeting
necessary competency requirements. The CISSP®, the Gold Standard in
information security certifications, is the first information technology
credential to meet the stringent requirements of ANSI ISO/IEC 17024, a
global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)2 also
offers a portfolio of educational 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)2 Global
Information Security Workforce Study. More information about (ISC)2 is
available at www.isc2.org.


Contact Information

    Maples Communications, Inc.
    Melissa Tiffin, 949-477-0710
    email: mtiffin@maples.com