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Rainer Rehm, CISSP Named Member of the (ISC)² Europe, Middle East and Africa Advisory Council

Volunteer Body Helps Cybersecurity Professionals Give Back to Society and Promote the Development of Professional Practice


      London, UK/Munich, Germany May 23, 2016(ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”) today announced the appointment of Rainer Rehm, CISSP to the (ISC)² Europe, Middle East and Africa Advisory Council (EAC). A volunteer-driven body, the EAC provides a platform for security professionals to come together around varied projects affecting professional practice in cybersecurity. The appointment was made in recognition of Mr. Rehm’s long-time contribution to educational programmes and for his service as an advocate of the professional community in Germany, where he continues to serve as president of the (ISC)² Germany Chapter.

As a member of the EAC, Mr. Rehm will be actively involved in initiatives to enhance his profession and communicate a position on critical issues. His efforts will inform work being done by the EAC Policy Work Group, which include articulating key concerns that must be addressed in the implementation of Europe’s new Network Information Security Directive (NIS), based on his experience with the German Security Law enacted late last year. Mr. Rehm will be speaking about the issue at InfoSecurity Europe in London on June 9th:

“Being named a member of the EAC makes me very proud. It is a challenge with various complex tasks to fulfill, as industry changes and impacts the information security community. As a member-driven organization, (ISC)² is not only a reliable partner for the industry, but for society as a whole,” says Mr. Rehm.

(ISC)²’s Global Advisory Councils are made up of senior-level security professionals in their respective regions who advise (ISC)² and serve the needs of the information security community and their stakeholders. The EMEA Council has been active in efforts to enhance cybersecurity content within computing science education, Internet safety education for schools, skills standards, matters of policy, illuminating key issues on current trends, and advising on professional development opportunities.

“Cyber and information security professionals are often very keen to give back to society by sharing the valued and unique perspectives they gain from their day-to-day work. Rainer has worked tirelessly to support development in his field and broader awareness of key security issues. We are very pleased to now have his influence benefit the greater EMEA region,” says Dr. Adrian Davis, CISSP, (ISC)2 Managing Director, EMEA.

Mr. Rehm brings his experience as Information Security Officer at MAN, where he is responsible for the management of the Information Security Office and Information Security Management Systems to the Council.  He is one of the founding members of the (ISC)² Germany Chapter which has local groups active in Düsseldorf, Berlin and Munich. It  is also a multiplier for the Alliance for Cybersecurity, an initiative from BSI and Bitkom. Mr. Rehm is an official (ISC)2 instructor and also regularly contributes to the development and maintenance of the (ISC)2 CBK®, a compendium of cyber, information, software and infrastructure security topics that underpin (ISC)2’s credentials. He previously held a senior post in information security with Nokia Siemens Networks, and worked as a consultant serving international clients with CompuServe and Softlab. In addition, Mr. Rehm teaches information security and data protection at German adult education centers in Munich.  He studied information technology at the University of Munich and holds the CISSP, CISM and CCI Munich credentials.  


About (ISC)²®

Formed in 1989, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals worldwide, with over 114,000 members in more than 160 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP®), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP®), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP®) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information and software security topics. More information is available at  


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