(ISC)2 Marks 20th Anniversary With Children’s Online Safety Initiative

San Francisco — April 20
(ISC)2, a nonprofit that educates and certifies information security professionals throughout their careers, is honoring its 20th anniversary with the U.S. launch of (ISC)2 Safe & Secure Online, a program that invites (ISC)2 information security experts to educate school children ages 11-14 on how to protect themselves online.

The announcement was made at the (ISC)2 20th Anniversary Founders Celebration, held in conjunction with the RSA Conference 2009 this week in San Francisco.

“(ISC)2’s mission to make the online world a safer and more secure place includes encouraging our professionals to become involved in helping society at large,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)2.

“With today’s youth using more connected technology than ever before, they are being exposed to a variety of dangers their parents may never see. Safe & Secure Online provides our members the opportunity to pay our profession’s success forward and honor the selfless contributions of our founders by making a difference in young people’s lives.”

Founded in 1989, (ISC)2 was the first organization dedicated to educating and certifying professionals worldwide to secure the networked world. With more than 60,000 members in 131 countries to date, (ISC)2 has grown to become the largest body of information security professionals in the world. A list of (ISC)2 founders honored at the banquet can be found at www.isc2.org/20thanniversary.

“At a time when the Internet was still in its infancy, the founders of (ISC)2 recognized…


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