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Symposium to Be Held Oct. 1-3 in London for CISSPs and Colleagues Following (ISC)2 Annual Meeting


London, July 31, 2002 - The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)², a non-profit organisation dedicated to training and certifying information systems security professionals and practitioners world-wide, today announced the first annual International Symposium on Information Security 2002 to be held Oct. 1-3 in London at The Thistle Charing Cross Hotel. The event is co-sponsored by (ISC)2 and MIS Training Institute.

The event is the first world-wide gathering of Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSPs) and their colleagues from related professional associations. Awarded by (ISC)2 , the CISSP is considered the "gold standard" in information security certifications with a focus on validating the experience and knowledge of security policy makers. There are nearly 11,000 CISSPs working in 80 countries world-wide, many in top positions in both the public and private sectors.

"This symposium is the world's first international security forum to be developed exclusively by CISSPs for CISSPs and their associates from respected organisations," said James E. Duffy, CISSP, managing director for (ISC)2 based in Framingham, Mass. "The gathering represents the best and
brightest of the global information security industry."

Other information security professionals invited to attend include members of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), CIBIT, the British Computer Society, and other relevant organisations. CISSP candidates, holders of the
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCPs) certification and SSCP candidates are also invited.

The symposium will immediately follow the (ISC)2 annual meeting and reception at London's Radisson Hampshire Hotel on Sept. 30, 2002.

Featured speakers at the International Symposium on Information Security 2002 include:

* James R. Wade, CISSP, president of (ISC)2 and vice president of the Federal Reserve, Information Technology

* Charles Pask, CISSP; director of information security European and Middle East e-security services for MIS Training Institute

* Ray Stanton, practice director, Security Unisys

* Harry DeMaio, CISSP, director of enterprise risk services, Deloitte & Touche

* Jay Heiser, CISSP, associate director, group information security risk control, UBS AG

* Ken Cutler, CISSP, CISA; managing director, Information Security Institute, MIS Training Institute

Session topics include:

* "Tackling Tough Issues in Information Security"

* "Security for Wireless Applications"

* "Developing an Effective Business Continuity Plan"

* "How Much Security is Enough? A Risk-Based Approach"

* "A Manager's Guide to Securing Hand-Held and Other Portable Technologies"

"In addition to offering expert opinions from top security professionals on the pressing issues of their industry, the symposium offers the opportunity for CISSPs and other information security practitioners to meet, network and share information," said Lois Jacobson, president of MIS Training Institute
based in Framingham, Mass., with U.K. offices in London.

Registration and other information about the symposium and annual meeting is available by e-mailing Alex Taylor, MIS Training Institute, at ataylor@misti.com or by visiting the (ISC)2 Web site at http://www.isc2.org <http://www.isc2.org>

About MIS Training

Founded in 1978, MIS Training is the international leader in information security and audit training, with offices in the USA, UK, and Asia. MIS' security and consulting division, Information Security Institute (ISI), focuses exclusively on providing high-quality information security conferences, seminars and consulting services. System Security Ltd., a UK division of MIS, provides hands-on audit and security training. More information can be obtained at http://www.misti.com

About (ISC)²

Based in Framingham, Mass., with European headquarters in London and Asian headquarters in Hong Kong, 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 offers the Certified Information Systems Security
Professional (CISSP) credential requiring three years experience in the field. For more than a decade (ISC)2 has certified thousands of security professionals in 80 countries.

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