The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. [(ISC)2(R)] is the internationally recognized Gold Standard for certifying information security professionals. Founded in 1989, (ISC)2 has certified over 58,000 information security professionals in 135 countries. Based in Palm Harbor, Florida , USA, with offices in Washington, D.C. , London , Hong Kong and Tokyo , (ISC)2 issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP(R)) and related concentrations, Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAP(R)), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP(R)) credentials to those meeting necessary competency requirements. All (ISC)2 core certifications -- the CISSP, CISSP-ISSEP(R), CISSP-ISSAP(R), CISSP-ISSMP(R), SSCP and CAP -- meet the stringent requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)2 also offers a continuing professional education program, a portfolio of education products and services based upon (ISC)2's CBK(R), a taxonomy of information security topics, and is responsible for the annual (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study. More information is available at http://www.isc2.org.
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