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Government IT security gets an advisory board

Thirteen senior government information security professionals have agreed to serve on an advisory board to help define certification needs for IT security professionals. The board was created by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2), which provides training and testing for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification. The board will advise ISC2 on certification and training needs specific to government. The board will be co-chaired by Bruce A. Brody, associate deputy assistant secretary for cyber and information security at the Veterans Affairs Department, and ISC2 director of government affairs Lynn McNulty. “It’s all about professionalization,” Brody said. The CISSP certification is widely known in industry, “but not that widely known in government. ISC2 is looking for a way to take what has been accomplished in industry and adapt it for the government. To do that, they need to know government’s unique needs.” Full Story

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