SC Magazine Names (ISC)²® CISSP® “Best Professional Certification Program”

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(ISC)² CISSP certification continues to be recognized as gold standard for information security industry.

(ISC)²® (“ISC)-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with nearly 100,000 members worldwide, today announced its CISSP has been recognized as the “Best Professional Certification Program” for the 2014 SC Magazine Awards. This is the fifth SC Magazine Award recognizing the CISSP for best professional certification.

“We’re honored to be recognized by SC Magazine for our efforts to build a stronger security workforce and to strengthen the core knowledge of information security professionals through our certification programs,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP, executive director, (ISC)². “We thank SC Magazine for this recognition and look forward to continuing to provide information security professionals and the industry with high quality tools and resources to inspire a safe and secure cyber world.”

Submissions were reviewed by an expert panel of judges, who ultimately selected the winners from a group of renowned professional information security organizations. The panel conducted in-depth analysis for the professional awards and considered many factors, such as applicable research, analyst reports and/or product reviews, to narrow down the field of hundreds of submissions.

The SC Magazine Awards, now in their 17th year, are part of the fabric of the IT security industry’s leading global awards program. With more than 650 nominations last year and 31 categories to submit in this year, the annual awards showcase continues to gain momentum to highlight 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.

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About (ISC)²Ò
Formed in 1989 and celebrating its 25th anniversary, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 100,000 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), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAPÒ), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM), 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

About SC Magazine
SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand’s portfolio includes the SC Congress and Expo series (New York, Chicago, Toronto), SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory and SC Magazine Newswire.

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