(ISC)2 Invites Public to Download Free Materials

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<strong>Palm Harbor, Fla. &mdash; Oct. 7</strong><br />(ISC)2 (&ldquo;ISC-squared&rdquo;), a global provider of education and certification for information security professionals throughout their careers, is inviting businesses and consumers to download free security awareness materials that have been provided by some of the organization&rsquo;s 60,000 certified members worldwide. <br /><br />The materials are available on the new Cyber Exchange cyberexchange.isc2.org, an online security awareness resource center launched in support of the fifth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October. <br /><br />The Cyber Exchange houses free security awareness tools from around the world, designed to be used by any organization or individual that wishes to promote online safety at work or within their community. It can also serve as a support tool for private and public sector organizations required to meet cyber security awareness training requirements under directives such as the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).<br /><br />The Cyber Exchange features a user-friendly layout and navigation, easy search capability and detailed description of each submission, including file name, file type, file size and run time if the file is a video. Visitors can also rate each entry to alert other visitors to its quality.<br /><br />&ldquo;As a global not-for-profit organization, it is (ISC)2&rsquo;s responsibility to not only develop information security professionals in all parts of the world, but also to promote best secure computing practices by everyone,&rdquo; said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)2. &ldquo;The materials in the Cyber Exchange, provided by our certified experts, are designed to educate end users and teach citizens how to better protect themselves.&rdquo;<br /><br />(ISC)2 members are encouraged to upload materials in a variety of formats &mdash; such as posters, flyers, brochures, presentations and games &mdash; and those that address a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, networking security, identity theft, Internet privacy, disaster recovery, emerging security threats, mobile security, software development and secure Web site design. <br /><br />Commemorated by the U.S. Congress, the goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is to heighten public awareness of the critical role each citizen plays in protecting information assets. <br />

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