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London, 26th April 2002 - Members of Interpol's European
Working Party on
Information Technology Crime are attending a five-day training and
certification programme in Vienna. The course is hosted by
Vienna Police
Headquarters and will be presented by (ISC)2 from 25-29 May. ISC2 is a
not-for-profit consortium dedicated to training and certifying
information
security professionals worldwide.




The European Working Party on Information Technology Crime
consists of the
top members of national computer crime units from Austria, Belgium,
Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway,
Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Seventeen
members of the working party will be participating in the seminar.




The programme will cover a range of subjects collected from an array of
international sources known as (ISC)2's Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).
CBK is a comprehensive compilation of information systems security
material required to develop information security policies,
standards and
procedures, as well as manage security implementation across an
enterprise. The programme will culminate in the Certified Information
Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam, considered to be the premier
certification in the security field.




Bob Jones, Chairman of Interpol's European Working Party on IT Crime,
commented: "As the threat of cyber crime to business, government and
individuals continues to rise, we are interested in all potential
solutions, including those that address the training and
qualifications of
top information security personnel."






"We are pleased that Interpol's highly respected computer
crimes group has
elected to participate in a CBK review to further understand
its potential
in helping international law enforcement protect critical data," said
James Duffy, managing director of (ISC)2.




-ENDS-




About Interpol




Interpol's mission is to promote international police co-operation,
facilitating co-operation among officers from different police forces,
countries, languages and cultures to work together to solve
crime. It is
the second-largest international organisation after the United Nations,
with 179 member countries spread over five continents.




As technological developments shrink the world into a global village and
know no national boundaries, so criminals are fast to exploit
technology.
With the escalation of serious transnational crime, the need
for a global
police co-operative response has never been more acute.




'Interpol', once the telegraphic address, was officially
incorporated into
the organisation's new name in 1956: International Criminal Police
Organisation-Interpol (abbreviated to ICPO-Interpol).
'Interpol' has since
become a household name throughout the world.




More information can be found at http://www.interpol.int



About (ISC)2



Based in Framingham, Mass. with European headquarters in London, the
International Information Systems Security Certification
Consortium, Inc.
(ISC)2 is the premier organisation dedicated to providing information
security professionals and practitioners worldwide with the standard for
professional certification. Since its inception in 1989, the
not-for-profit organisation 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 10 years (ISC)2 has certified thousands of security
professionals in more than 50 countries.




(ISC)2 has an extensive client list, including Deloitte & Touche,
Washington Mutual Bank, New York Life, the Social Security
Administration,
Ernst & Young, IBM, the Federal Aviation Administration, Genuity, the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, KPMG, the U.S. Department
of State, Interliant and Phillip Morris.




(ISC)2 partners with several organisations to offer exam and review
sessions worldwide, including both the international and
domestic chapters
of the Information System Security Association (ISSA), MIS Training
Institute, the University of Southern California, Computer
Security Audit
& Control (COSAC), The Irish Information Security Forum (IISF), Danish
ISACA (FIK), CIBIT Educators & Consultants - Utrecht, The Netherlands,
Etisalat Academy - Dubai, UAE, Singapore Computing Society, City
University of Hong Kong, Dongguk University in Seoul and the
University of
Calgary in Canada among others.




More information about (ISC)2 is available at http://www.isc2.org


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