Irvine, CA, October 22, 2008 â€“ HID Global, the trusted leader in providing solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced that Nathan Cummings has been designated a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)2). Augmenting the companyâ€™s recent commitment to logical access applications, Mr. Cummings certification demonstrates HIDâ€™s dedication to addressing the personnel requirements demanded by the emerging convergent security environment.
Industry experts acknowledge that as converged security environments become more common, an expanded skill set of tools and techniques are needed to adapt and respond to new threats. By excelling in knowledge and understanding of ISC2â€™s 10 domains, Mr. Cummingsâ€™ certified qualifications are unique in the physical security realm and represent a visionary approach to solving business problems faced by todayâ€™s top organizations. In his role as HID Globalâ€™s director, Integration/Applications, HID Connect, Mr. Cummings has been an invaluable contributor to the development and support of a number of leading initiatives within the companyâ€™s physical access product line and its recently announced expansion into logical access and convergent applications.
"HID Global takes its leadership position in our industry seriously and that position demands that we actively address human resource needs to support our logical access control products and solutions for converged security environments," said Debra Spitler, vice president, HID Connect. "Nathanâ€™s certification as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional underscores our commitment."
Mr. Cummings, who was also recently appointed Vice Chairman of The Smart Card Alliance Physical Access Council, represents a new breed of security professional, versed in the most critical domains of physical and information security. Through a comprehensive curriculum of education and experience in areas as diverse as Information Security and Risk Management, Access Control, Cryptography, Physical Security, Security Architecture and Design, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, Telecommunications and Network Security, Application Security, Operations Security, Legal, Regulations, Compliance, and Investigations, the newly certified Cummings will help HID customers with their security concerns, solidifying HIDâ€™s position as the recognized leader in convergent solutions.
"To embrace information security is the first step toward the advancement of a truly converged market place," said Nathan Cummings, CISSP. "Like traveling through a foreign land, the journey is made easier when you speak the local language."
Universally recognized as the Gold Standard in information security certifications, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional designation, sponsored by ISC2, promotes seamless safety and protection of information assets and infrastructures.
In his role at HID Global, Mr. Cummings oversees the technical integration of HID Global products within the strategic partner community, defining synergies among existing products to provide new solutions. A sixteen year veteran in the security industry, he has held positions of increasing responsibility with UCCI, Ademco/Alarmnet and HID Global, following his honorable discharge from the United States Navy in 1993.