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

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For the second year in a row, SC Awards US recognizes CISSP certification

RSA Conference, San Francisco, Ca., April 22, 2015 — (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 110,000 members today announced it was named the winner of the Professional Award for “Best Professional Certification Program” for its Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification for the second year in a row.

“We are honored to be named ‘Best Professional Certification Program’ by SC Magazine for our efforts to professionalize the information security workforce,” said David Shearer, CISSP, PMP, 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.”

The 2015 Professional Award winners were chosen by a panel of judges comprised of recognized security professionals and leaders from a variety of backgrounds and vertical markets. The individuals, programs and teams chosen as winners in the Professional Award categories go through a rigorous judging process that includes testimonials, industry assessment and additional research.

“Education and ongoing training are key components to any effective security program,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. “With the nature of today’s evolving threats, it’s more important than ever to combine an educated workforce of security experts with process and technology. “(ISC)2 is setting the standard of excellence in the Best Professional Certification Program category.”

The SC Awards, now in its 18th year, is lauded as one of the most prestigious awards for information technology (IT) security professionals and products. The awards recognize the best solutions, services and professionals that work around the clock to defend against the constantly shifting threat landscape in today’s marketplace. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit


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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 nearly 110,000 members in more than 160 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Authorization Professional (CAPÒ), Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPÒ), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSPSM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSPÒ) and related concentrations, Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLPÒ), 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

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