SC Magazine Names (ISC)2® Education “Best Professional Training Program” at RSA

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(ISC)2 Education Program Advocates Lifelong Learning to Ensure Continuous Supply of Cyber Security Pros

(ISC)2® (“ISC)-squared”), the world’s largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, today announced its Education Program has won an SC Magazine Award in the Best Professional Training Program category at the 16th annual SC Magazine Awards Gala in San Francisco in conjunction with RSA 2013. The (ISC)² Education program caters to the spanning career development needs of students, young professionals and seasoned professionals and to the needs of the industry for a perpetual supply of knowledgeable professionals.    

“The 2013 (ISC)² Global Information Security Workforce Study released at RSA this week confirms that the gap between demand for qualified information security professionals and supply has further widened, which makes it imperative for government, academia and industry to embrace a new approach to information security training and education,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)². “Accordingly, we’ve put significant effort into enhancing our education program by introducing more engaging course content and making our state-of-the-art study materials more readily available and offering individual CISSP CBK® domains via iBooks. “Through our comprehensive education program, we are working to close the skills gaps that are threatening the future of the global information security workforce. It’s an honor to be recognized by SC Magazine for these efforts.”

Many renowned professional information security organizations entered the Professional Award categories. Submissions were reviewed by an expert panel of judges, who ultimately selected the winners. The panel conducted in-depth analysis and considers many factors, such as applicable research, analyst reports and/or product reviews, to narrow down the field of hundreds of submissions to the Best Professional Training Program Category.

The SC Magazine Awards, now in their 16th year, are the clear global leader for IT security professionals and products that fend off the myriad security threats in today’s corporate world. The annual awards showcase the best solutions, services, and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the fervent work of government, commercial, and non-profits.

About (ISC)² ®
(ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 90,000 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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