Computerworld Names (ISC)2® Foundation’s Safe and Secure Online Program a 2013 Honors Laureate

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Global Child Online Safety Program Has Helped 135,000 Children Become Educated, Responsible Digital Citizens

The (ISC)2® ("ISC-squared") Foundation, the non-profit charitable trust for (ISC)² that aims to make the cyber world safer for everyone, today announced IDG Computerworld has named the Foundation’s Safe and Secure Online program, which brings (ISC)2’s cyber security expert members into classrooms in seven countries to educate students ages 7-14 and parents on secure and responsible online behavior, a 2013 Laureate for Computerworld’s Honors Program. Safe and Secure Online was selected from more than 700 nominations to become one of 269 Laureates from 69 countries. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic, and educational change.

The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 3, 2013 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. During this ceremony, each Laureate will be recognized publicly and presented with an award. Additionally, five Laureates from each of the 11 Honors categories will be named as finalists for a 21st Century Achievement Award. One finalist in each category will then be named a 21st Century Achievement Award winner.

“The (ISC)2 Foundation has invested significantly in the future by educating the most vulnerable members of our society – our children – about the importance of online safety and cyber security,” said Julie Peeler, director, (ISC)2 Foundation. “It is truly an honor to be named a Laureate in one of the most respected award programs in the industry. We are so grateful to our volunteers – all (ISC)²-certified cyber security experts – who are immensely dedicated to sharing their critical knowledge to help protect the next generation of cyber users and spark interest in the up-and-coming career field of information security.”

Through the (ISC)² Foundation, over 90,000 highly skilled members of (ISC)² are devoted to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone by supporting cyber security education and awareness in the community. (ISC)² members strive to secure the cyber world by:

  •     Safeguarding vulnerable publics with community education programs that leverage the skills of security professionals.
  •     Working to fill society’s growing need for cyber security professionals by encouraging the next generation of information security professionals with scholarships aimed at students from high school through post-graduate work.
  •     Supporting research that illuminates information security industry issues for policymakers worldwide.

    “Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years, the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements,” said John Amato, vice president and publisher of Computerworld. “Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper.”

About The Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website http://events.computerworld.com/2013Honors.

About The (ISC)² Foundation
The (ISC)2 Foundation is a non-profit charitable trust that aims to make the cyber world safer for everyone by supporting cyber security education and awareness in the community through its programs and the efforts of its members. Through the (ISC)2 Foundation, (ISC)2’s global information and software security expert membership of over 90,000 seek to ensure that children everywhere have a positive, productive, and safe experience online, to spur the development of the next generation of cyber security professionals, and to illuminate major issues facing the industry now and in the future. For more information, please visit http://www.isc2.org/foundation.

About (ISC)² ®
(ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with over 90,000 members in more than 135 countries.    Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSPÒ) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLPÒ), Certified Authorization Professional (CAPÒ), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCPÒ) 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 and software security topics. More information is available at http://www.isc2.org.

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