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Guide Serves as “Go To” Handbook of Global Industry Resources for Information Security Professionals Worldwide

London, UK - Feb. 13, 2008 – (ISC)2® (“ISC-squared”), the non-profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers, today announced the release of its complimentary “2008 Resource Guide for Today’s Information Security Professional, Global Edition”.

This 132-page guide provides a wide range of resource listings for security-focused professional associations, public and private sector events, Websites, online and print publications and educational institutions throughout Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) as well as in the North, Central and South America and Asia-Pacific regions. The 2008 Resource Guide is available as a pocket-sized, spiral bound booklet, as well as electronically on CD-ROM and in PDF download format.

The hard copy and CD versions of the guide are distributed every year to tens of thousands of information security professionals at key industry trade shows and conferences and by direct request. In 2006, the Resource Guide became the No. 1 download from the (ISC)2 Website and remains the most popular resource on the site, with an average of 200,000 downloads per year.

“Increased demand for the Guide further demonstrates the ever-expanding state of the information security profession,” said John Colley, CISSP, managing director of (ISC)2 in EMEA. “Practitioners and managers around the world have made it their “go to” tool for educational and networking resources worldwide. We anticipate its content and distribution only to expand further as the profession’s profile increases.”

The 2008 Resource Guide was co-sponsored by global industry organisations such as Microsoft, ChoicePoint, CA, Deloitte, ISACA and others.

The PDF version of the guide is available for download or a hard copy request from

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The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. [(ISC)2®] is the internationally recognised 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 (CISSPÒ) and related concentrations, Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAPÒ), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCPÒ) credentials to those meeting necessary competency requirements. The CISSP, CISSP-ISSEPÒ, CISSP-ISSAPÒ and SSCP 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®, a compendium 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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