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(ISC) Announces Newly Elected 2012 Board Of Directors

Four information security experts from around the globe join governing body
Palm Harbor, Fla., U.S.A., January 11, 2012 (ISC)' (ISC-squared), the worlds largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP', today announced the results of the election for its 2012 Board of Directors. The Board provides governance and oversight for the organization, grants certifications to qualifying candidates and enforces adherence to the (ISC) Code of Ethics.

Effective January 1, 2012, the following individuals began serving three-year terms on (ISC)s Board of Directors:

Daniel D. Houser, CISSP-ISSAP, CSSLP, senior security and identity architect for a Global 100 healthcare organization (U.S.A.)

Wim Remes, CISSP, manager of Information Security at Ernst & Young ITRA FSO (Belgium)

Prof. Jill Slay (AM), Ph.D., CISSP, Fellow of (ISC)2, dean: Research in the Division of IT, Engineering and the Environment at the University of South Australia, and professor of Forensic Computing (Australia)

Greg Thompson, CISSP, vice president and deputy CISO at Scotiabank (Canada)

Given the growing intensity of global security threats and the deepening need to fill the pipeline of cyber security professionals, the fresh, diverse perspectives and expertise of these new members will help us to address the current challenges that the cyber security professionals is are facing globally, said Freddy Tan, CISSP, acting (ISC) board chairperson. Last year, our Board made great strides, through introduction of new programs, scholarships and educational opportunities to our members and to benefit the broader digital community. We are pleased that these individuals will be joining a team of dedicated volunteers who have committed to providing their time and wisdom to representing the needs of and advancing the professionalism and competency of our members globally.

In addition to voting in the annual Board of Director elections, (ISC)2 members are also provided with exclusive membership benefits. Throughout 2011, the organization significantly expanded its offerings to include the introduction of:

A new global Chapter Program, providing members with the opportunity to build their own chapters anywhere in the world;

The first annual (ISC)2 Security Congress, designed specifically for the career development needs of (ISC)2 members; and

The (ISC)2 Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that drives (ISC)2s goodwill programs, such as Safe and Secure Online and the Information Security Scholarship Program.

The four newly elected professionals will join the ranks of other top information security professionals from around the world representing academia, private organizations and government agencies. Each of the Board members volunteer to provide strategic direction for the organization and are (ISC)-certified.

For a complete list of current Board members, please visit: https://www.isc2.org/board-of-directors.aspx. For information on the (ISC) Board of Directors election process, please visit https://www.isc2.org/board-election-process.aspx.

About (ISC)2

(ISC) is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, with over 80,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC) 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)s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC) also offers education programs and services based on its CBK', a compendium of information security topics. More information is available at www.isc2.org

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