New ASIS/(ISC)²® Career Pavilion at 2012 Security Congress to Give Security Pros Exclusive Access to Employers, Recruiters and Universities

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Services Offered Include Resume Review, Career Coaching, Online Career Development Tools, Job Postings and Informational Sessions from Career Experts

ASIS International (ASIS), the largest organization in the world for security management professionals, and (ISC)2® (“ISC)-squared”), the largest not-for-profit global membership body of certified information security professionals and administrators of the CISSP®, today announced the addition of a new Career Pavilion taking place September 10-12 at the co-located ASIS International 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits and the second annual (ISC)² Security Congress event in Philadelphia, Pa. The Career Pavilion, to be held in the Grand Hall of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, will be available to more than 20,000 attending IT and security management practitioners, offering them tools and advice to advance their careers.

Career Pavilion attendees will have the opportunity to engage with professional recruiters, universities and potential employers in both the public and private sectors, while having their resumes reviewed for free. Seasoned experts from the ASIS Leadership and Management Practices Council and the (ISC)² executive team and will be on site each day the Career Pavilion is open to offer career coaching and resume reviews. Experts providing resume reviews include:

  •     Dr. Bhaskar Dawadi, (ISC)² senior manager of professional programs development
  •     Dr. Rae Hayward, (ISC)² senior product development manager
  •     Kathy Lavinder, executive director, security and investigative placement consultants
  •     Kimberly Scheiderman, lead job strategist, City Career Services
  •     Marcia Thorpe, (ISC)² senior manager of member services

Schedule a 20-minute career coaching or resume review session. A signup sheet will also be available on site.

While attendees are enjoying their one-on-one resume critique sessions, executives from ASIS and (ISC) 2 will be on hand to offer professional development advice, while sharing details about available certification programs. Kimberly Scheiderman will also deliver daily career advancement guidance and tips in several information-packed, 20-minute mini sessions. Held each day at 2:00 p.m. EST, the sessions cover timely topics, including:

  •     Monday: “LinkedIn: Not a Big Hairy Scary Monster”
  •     Tuesday: “The Resume – It isn’t About Bragging, It’s About Positioning Yourself!”
  •     Wednesday: “Tell Me About Yourself – Interviewing Strategies for You!”

The Career Pavilion is being held in the Grand Hall of the Pennsylvania Convention Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10 and Tuesday, Sept. 11 and Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..

“With the global demand for qualified information security professionals at an all-time high, we are thrilled to join forces with ASIS to introduce the Career Pavilion for top information and traditional security talent to connect with renowned employers and educators from around the world,” explained W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, executive director of (ISC)². “(ISC)² is committed to offering services that cultivate the cyber security workforce of today and tomorrow. This addition to our event will help companies and individuals find the right people - and the right positions - to build the best possible security teams and defenses."

“As physical and information security threats continuously emerge and challenge organizations on a global scale, it is increasingly critical to identify and recruit security professionals who possess the knowledge, competencies and the experience required to manage and mitigate risk and provide enterprise security that contributes to organizational resilience and is seen and felt as a true enabler of business,” says Eduard J. Emde, CPP, CISSP, president of ASIS. “This year’s addition of a Career Pavilion is a natural evolution of the Annual Seminar and Exhibits, where our goal is to educate and inform security professionals on the very latest in best practices and technology—ultimately supporting their personal development, careers and long-term success.”

Companies participating in this year’s Career Pavilion include Aventura, AXIS Communications, City Career Services, Northrop Grumman, Premier Profiling, Security Jobs Network, Security Management Resources (SMR) Group, and Western Governors University.

“Western Governors University is pleased to participate in this conference,” said Ken Sorber, WGU’s Vice President of strategic relations. “WGU is a nonprofit, online university committed to providing accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in high-demand fields like information security. We welcome this opportunity to interact with the thought leaders and experts in the field.”

Get more information on the Career Pavilion or find out how your company can participate.

For job seekers and employers alike, expand your network and meet with like-minded professionals in person and virtually via Twitter at the Career Pavilion Tweetup on Monday, Sept. 10 at 3:00pm ET. If you’re stopping by, be sure to share what you’re learning on Twitter by using the hashtags #ASIS12 and #ISC2Congress.

About ASIS
ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.

About (ISC)²
(ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, with over 86,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² 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)²’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)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information security topics. More information is available at

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