ASIS, ISC-squared to co-locate annual conferences

For the second year in a row, ASIS International and ISC-squared, a non-profit membership body for information security professionals, will co-locate their annual conferences.

In a statement, the organizations said that they received "overwhelming positive" responses from attendees about last year’s co-located shows in Orlando and added that they will continue to collaborate and leverage each other’s resources for the events.

"The integration of traditional and information security is a critical issue affecting the practice of security management," said ASIS President Eduard J. Emde.  "Our members are experiencing an increasing rate of assimilation of a variety of technologies into their functions along with the continuing emphasis on cyber security. Our goal is to help them to become better equipped to succeed in the future."

"As the industry’s leading certification and education organizations, we can strengthen and serve the broader security community best by working together. By aligning our organizational resources strategically, our combined memberships gain access to core knowledge and best practices across the full spectrum of information and traditional security disciplines," said W. Hord Tipton, executive director of (ISC)2.

ASIS 2012 and the (ISC)2 Security Congress will take place on Sept. 10-13 in Philadelphia. Visit www.asis2012.org or www.isc2.org/congress2012/ for more information.

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