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(ISC)2 Announces New Board Members and Elects 2009 Board Officers


(ISC)2, the not-for-profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers, today announced three new members to its Board of Directors as well as its 2009 executive officers.

Palm Harbor, FL, March 03, 2009 --(PR.com)-- (ISC)2® (“ISC-squared”), the not-for-profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers, today announced three new members to its Board of Directors. The new members, who will serve three-year terms beginning this year, include:
· Dan Houser, CISSP-ISSAP, CISM, is a security and identity architect for a healthcare organization, where he provides risk and identity strategy, policy and architectural guidance. He has served on the (ISC)² SSCP® and Product Advisory Committees, as well as the Program Committee for the RSA Security Conference. Houser is co-author of the (ISC)² CISSP-ISSAP® CBK®, and is a published author with many papers in the area of professional development and professional certifications. A founder of the Columbus Security MBA program, he also holds the RHCT, e-Biz+, Security+ and DTM designations.

· Jane Scott Norris, CISSP – ISSMP/ISSAP, CISM, CAP, is a security consultant whose prior experience includes serving as the first chief information security officer of the U.S. Department of State. She has been a member of the (ISC)2 Government Advisory Board (GAB) for six years, three of them as co-chair, and is chair of the GAB Executive Writers’ Bureau. Norris and her State Department team developed the Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAPÒ) credential with (ISC)2. She was a Computer Security Institute’s Information Security Executive of the Year finalist in 2004 and 2005.

· Freddy Tan, CISSP, is a chief security advisor with Microsoft Asia, where he is responsible for communicating Microsoft’s security strategy and architecture, identifying emerging security trends and cultivating relationships with governments, law enforcement, financial services, industry associations and academia to foster a spirit of collaboration and mutual support. He is a member of the (ISC)2 Asian Advisory Board and was awarded the (ISC)2 President's Award in 2003 in recognition for his volunteer work with (ISC)2. Tan replaces Dr. Peter Berlich, CISSP-ISSMP, CISA, CISM, who recently stepped down from the Board of Directors.

The (ISC)² Board of Directors is comprised of industry leaders from around the globe representing business, government and academia and elected by (ISC)²’s members to provide governance and direction for the organization. In addition to the new board members, re-elected to the board this term were Bruce Murphy and Diana-Lynn Contesti. The Board recently elected its executive officers for 2009, who will serve as officers for a term of one year. Following is brief biographical information on the newly elected officers:

Chairperson Patricia (Pat) Myers, CISSP-ISSMP – A 20-plus year veteran of the information security industry, Myers has been on the (ISC)² board since 1999 and served on its Executive Committee since 2000, holding the positions of treasurer, vice chairperson and chairperson for two previous terms. She has worked extensively in the financial services industry, having served as managing director for information security services at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Most recently, Myers was an information security manager for a large, specialty retailer based in San Francisco, Calif. In 1995, she became one of the first woman security professionals to obtain (ISC)²’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) credential.

Vice Chairperson Howard A. Schmidt, CISSP, CISM (Hon) – Schmidt’s 40-year security career has spanned defense, law enforcement and corporate security. He is currently president and CEO of the Information Security Forum (ISF), and has had a long association with (ISC)², serving as (ISC)² Security Strategist as well as sitting on a number of boards and committees. Schmidt’s resume includes previous positions as White House cyber security advisor, vice president and chief information security officer for eBay Inc, and chief security officer for Microsoft, Corp. He is also currently the international president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and is active in a number of other international industry organizations, associations and boards.

Treasurer Diana-Lynn Contesti, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, CSSLP, SSCP – For the last 15 years, Contesti has been part of the computer support organization of a large Canadian integrated steel manufacturer, where she has developed an information security model, developer’s guidelines, and various policies and procedures for the organization. She has also been intimately involved with (ISC)2 for a number of years, having sat on the (ISC)2 board of directors since 2000, chairing the strategy and nominations committees, and serving as co-chair of its Advisory Board of the Americas. Contesti has also been active in the development of (ISC)2 curriculum and educational materials.

Secretary Rolf Moulton, CISSP-ISSMP – Moulton is currently a director at Risk Reduction Solutions and previously served as interim president and CEO of (ISC)2, as well as its Board treasurer, head of the Audit Committee and a member of the Board Strategy Committee. He has authored many professional articles, a security management text book, and was a participating developer of BS7799 and ISO17779. Moulton is a member of the IACP and Rotary International.

“During these uncertain times, it is more important than ever for the Board to listen to our members to find out what we can and should be doing for them and the industry,” said Myers, the incumbent chairperson. “While we are saddened to lose the contributions from Peter Berlich, a longtime, dedicated friend of and contributor to (ISC)2, I am confident we are poised to meet the challenges we face. I look forward to working with our members around the world in the coming year to understand how we can best support them as they navigate the waters ahead.”

“As we enter our 20th year of service, information security professionals are facing more complex challenges than ever before,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)2. “I look forward to working with these new officers and the entire Board to ensure we respond to our members’ ever-changing career needs in new ways.”

For a complete list of current Board members, please visit https://www.isc2.org/board-of-directors.aspx.

About (ISC)²
The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. [(ISC)2®] is the globally recognized Gold Standard for certifying information security professionals. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, (ISC)² has now certified over 60,000 information security professionals in more than 130 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 (CISSPÒ) and related concentrations, Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLPCM), Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAPÒ), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCPÒ) credentials to those meeting necessary competency requirements. (ISC)² CISSP and related concentrations, CAP, and the SSCP certifications are among the first information technology credentials to 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®, a compendium of information security topics, and is responsible for the (ISC)² Global Information Security Workforce Study. More information is available at www.isc2.org.

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