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Chad Barr Earns Top Information Security Credential

Charlotte, NC, April 14, 2007 --( Chad M. Barr has earned the designation of Citified Information System Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), the premier professional certification for information security experts. The CISSP is awarded by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)² ®, a non-profit consortium dedicated to educating and certifying information security professionals worldwide.

Barr is listed in the 2001/2002 edition of International WHO’s WHO of Information Technology, having demonstrated exemplary achievement and distinguished contributions to the business community. Barr is the president for C&A Enterprises and the Information Technology Manager at the Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc & Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association. “It has been a goal of mine since I got into the security field to receive my CISSP® and now that I have received it I’m ready for my next challenge”. “I think in the security field you must to stay on top of the curve so you can be the best in your felid”. Barr said.

“In today’s society, our heavy reliance on electronic and wireless communications makes us vulnerable to professional cyber thieves that threaten to steal identities and assets," said (ISC)2 President and Interim CEO Rolf Moulton. "Just as police officers protect our streets, qualified, highly trained information security professionals are critical to protecting us against the cyber attacks that jeopardize our economies and way of life.”

The CISSP®, the first and only ANSI-accredited information security credential under ISO/IEC Standard 17024, provides information security professionals with not only an objective measure of competence, but a globally recognized standard of achievement. The CISSP® credential is awarded by (ISC)² to information security professionals who successfully pass a comprehensive six-hour examination based on the 10 domains of the (ISC)² CISSP® CBK®, a compendium of industry best practices, possess four years of cumulative work experience in the field, subscribe to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics, and are endorsed by an existing CISSP® or equivalent professional. They must earn 120 continuing professional education (CPE) credits every three years in order to renew their certification.

“The CISSP® is the Gold Standard of information security certifications. Mr. Barr can be proud to have met the stringent requirements of the CISSP®," added Moulton. “(ISC)² is pleased to add Mr. Barr to a distinguished group of more than 45,000 fellow CISSPs worldwide.”

About (ISC)²
The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)² is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and certifying information security professionals around the world. Founded in 1989, (ISC)² has certified over 50,000 information security professionals in more than 100 countries. Based in Palm Harbor, Florida, USA, with offices in Vienna, Virginia, USA, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, (ISC)², the Gold Standard in information security certifications, issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAPCM) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials and related concentrations to those meeting necessary competency requirements. The CISSP is the first information technology credential to meet the stringent requirements of ANSI under ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers a portfolio of educational related products and services based upon (ISC)²’s CBK®, a compendium of industry best practices for information security professionals, and is responsible for the annual (ISC)² Global Information Security Workforce Study. More information about (ISC)² is available at .

© 2007, (ISC)2 Inc. (ISC)², CISSP, SSCP and CBK are registered certification marks and CAP is a service mark of (ISC)², Inc.

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