(ISC)²® Joins with Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) as Fellow

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Partnership Helps to Advance (ISC)2’s Active Role in Advising Congressional Caucuses, Senate Committees and Members of the Legislative Community on Cybersecurity Issues

“Our goal in becoming an ICIT Fellow is to further support and encourage the legislative community in their efforts to build the next generation of cybersecurity professionals," says Dan Waddell.

Clearwater, FL., U.S.A., March 17, 2015 — (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with over 100,000 members, today announced it has joined the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) as a Fellow. ICIT is a non-partisan Think Tank based in Washington, D.C. that acts as a conduit between the legislative community, technology providers and federal agencies.

“(ISC)2’s global membership provides a unique and broad perspective on legislative issues related to protecting critical infrastructure,” says Dan Waddell, CISSP, CAP, PMP, managing director, National Capital Region and director of U.S. government affairs, (ISC)2 and ICIT Fellow. “Our goal in becoming an ICIT Fellow is to further support and encourage the legislative community in their efforts to build the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.”

As a new Fellow, (ISC)2 contributed to the latest briefing to members of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus and a member of Senate on H.R. 3696: the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, providing advisement on additional structures related to information sharing and security. (ISC)2 encouraged government to make cybersecurity a more robust part of every curricula dealing with information systems and to reinforce its commitment to cybersecurity education through additional grant funding/scholarship programs for those areas of focus.

"As a global leader in vendor-neutral cybersecurity education services and security certifications, we are proud to welcome (ISC)2 and its Director of U.S. Government Affairs Dan Waddell, as an ICIT Fellow,” says Parham Eftekhari, sr. Fellow and co-founder, ICIT. “(ISC)2's deep understanding of the security community's challenges, vendor landscape and security trends will add tremendous depth to our legislative briefings and bring unique perspective as we support federal cybersecurity and technology policy for critical infrastructure sectors both domestically and abroad."

To download a copy of the recent briefing, please visit http://icitech.org/?attachment_id=2828.

About (ISC)²®
Formed in 1989, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with over 100,000 members in more than 160 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®), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM), 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 and software security topics. More information is available at http://www.isc2.org.

About ICIT
The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT – http://www.icitech.org) is a non-partisan Think Tank based in Washington D.C. that acts as a conduit between the legislative community, technology providers, and federal agencies. ICIT Fellows advise legislative community and federal agency executives on technology issues by providing expert opinions and talking points via briefings, presentations and ICIT meetings. Our Fellows are thought leaders in the growth and security of our nation’s critical infrastructure sectors, including government, healthcare, finance, energy, communications and manufacturing. For more information please contact Sr. Fellow Parham Eftekhari at parham@icitech.org or 202-600-7250 x101.

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