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Digital Version Provides Updated Industry Resources for Information Security Professionals Worldwide

London, UK – 4 February 2009 – (ISC)2 (“ISC-squared”), the not-for-profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers, today announced that its “Resource Guide for Today’s Information Security Professional, Global Edition” is now available online ( for the first time since the Guide was published since 2006.

A printed version of the Guide will continue to be distributed as a pocket-sized, spiral bound book at the beginning of each year. The online version will enable information security professionals to access and publish dynamic and up-to-date details on events, education resources, professional associations and online sites, as well as the ability to conduct keyword searches of hundreds of entries. All versions are freely available to (ISC)² members, as well as the general public.

“The (ISC)2 Resource Guide is considered by many information security professionals and managers around the world as the ‘go to’ source for educational and networking information, especially important in these economically difficult times,” said John Colley, CISSP, managing director EMEA of (ISC)2. “The online format will only enhance its value to those in the information security field who want to quickly reference valuable resources.”

First developed in 2004 as a pilot edition focused on U.S. government content, the (ISC)2 Resource Guide expanded its scope in 2005 to cover industry-wide resources for the Americas region and again in 2006 to incorporate global content and distribution. The Guide provides a wide range of listings for security-focused professional associations, public and private sector events, Websites, online and print publications and educational institutions in North, Central and South America, Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific.

“Information security professionals require tools and resources that are current and easily accessible,” said Colley. “In our mission to help develop these individuals from all around the world, we are proud to offer online access to the Resource Guide and will continue to seek ways of enhancing and expanding its offerings of professional resources to our members and other professionals around the world.”

This year, the Guide’s co-sponsors include global industry organisations such as Microsoft, ISACA, CA, Cisco, TechTarget, RSA Conference and others. Professionals can obtain a printed copy of the book or CD-ROM at a variety of worldwide industry conferences throughout the year and can access the Guide’s online content at Additionally, printed copies or a PDF download of the Guide can be requested at Shipping charges will apply.

About (ISC)²
The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. [(ISC)2®] is the globally recognised Gold Standard for certifying information security professionals. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, (ISC)² has now certified over 60,000 information security professionals in more than 130 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 (CISSP) and related concentrations, Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLPCM), Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAP), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) credentials to those meeting necessary competency requirements. (ISC)² CISSP and related concentrations, CAP, and the SSCP certifications 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 (ISC)² Global Information Security Workforce Study. More information is available at

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