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(ISC)2® Selected as Finalist for 2013 SC Magazine Awards

(ISC)2 Education Program Shortlisted in “Best Professional Training Program” Category

Palm Harbor, Fla., U.S.A., December 18, 2012 (ISC) (“ISC)-squared”), the world’s largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, has been named a 2013 SC Magazine Awards finalist in the “Best Professional Training Program” category for innovation in learning.

“We have invested significantly in enhancing our education program, including more engaging course content and the availability of individual CISSP CBK® domains via iBooks,” said Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)2. “It’s an honor to be recognized by SC Magazine for this work. Through our comprehensive education program, we are not only trying to build a skilled and qualified workforce capable of securing our most critical information, but also to provide security professionals with advanced training tools that help them prepare for and mitigate evolving security threats and for the next stage in their careers.”

(ISC)² Education engages current and future students, as well as young and experienced professionals, to support workforce initiatives and inspire a perpetual supply of knowledgeable professionals.(ISC)2 continuously develops new, innovative programs and platforms to address issues within the industry – including virtual and mobile access to award-winning course content and study guides. It also promotes and increases a candidate’s ability to retain and transfer the knowledge gained during certification review courses by improving the study material and training experience and refining performance on the job. Many renowned professional information security organizations entered the Professional Award categories. Submissions were reviewed by an expert panel of judges, who will ultimately select the winners. The panel conducts 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 just the top finalists.

“Cutting-edge thinking is needed to fight the growing complexities of cyber-attacks, and as a finalist in the SC Awards, (ISC)2 has demonstrated the ability to execute innovative and comprehensive IT security measures,” said Illena Armstrong, vice president and editorial director of SC Magazine. “SC Magazine, our panel of expert judges and the entire industry, will take a moment to recognize these efforts with this year’s awards gala.”

The SC Awards, now in its 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. 

Winners of this year’s SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. 

 About (ISC)²

(ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, with over 87,000 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

© 2012, (ISC)² Inc. (ISC)², CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, ISSEP, CSSLP, CAP, SSCP and CBK are registered marks of (ISC)², Inc.

 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. In addition to the monthly print edition, the brand’s portfolio includes a vibrant website (; SC Congress New York, Toronto and Chicago; SC Awards; SC MarketScope; and SC Magazine Newswire.