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(ISC)² Wins Best Professional Certification Program at SC Awards 2019

CISSP recognized as cybersecurity industry’s top certification to pursue

Clearwater, FL , March 7, 2019 – (ISC)² – the world’s largest nonprofit membership association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced that its Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification has won the Professional Award for Best Professional Certification Program at the 2019 SC Awards. The award was presented Tuesday, March 5, 2019 during the 23rd annual SC Awards gala in San Francisco, presented by SC Media.

The recent Upwork Skills Index listed the CISSP as one of the 20 fastest-growing job skills in the U.S. labor market. Additionally, respondents to the 2018 (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study indicated that the CISSP will be the most pursued cybersecurity certification in the world in 2019.

“We’re proud to see the CISSP recognized by SC Media as the premier cybersecurity certification program in the industry,” said Wesley Simpson, COO, (ISC)². “Not only is this further validation that our members who hold this certification are on the right path to cybersecurity leadership and excellence, but it reinforces the fact that the program behind the certification is constantly being reviewed and improved to uphold the high standard we’ve set.”

The programs selected as winners in the Professional Award categories are run through a rigorous judging process that includes testimonials, industry assessments and additional research. Winners in the Professional Award categories were hand-picked by a panel of judges for their outstanding service, qualifications and advancements to the cybersecurity industry.

“Businesses today face an increasingly dangerous rogues’ gallery of threats,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. “Through its CISSP certification program, (ISC)² seeks to even the odds through unwavering commitment to responsible data management, security education and awareness, and technological innovation. For this reason, the SC Awards are honoring (ISC)² with a 2019 Professional Award.”

The SC Awards are recognized throughout the cybersecurity industry and are the crowning achievement for IT security professionals and products. Each year, hundreds of applications are reviewed and narrowed down to a select group of finalists that represent the best solutions and services and the professionals working around the clock to protect today’s businesses from an ever-changing landscape of security threats. For more information and a detailed list of categories, finalists and winners, please visit

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In addition to their comprehensive website, SC Media offers magazines, ebooks, and newsletters. They also host digital and live events such as SC Awards and RiskSec Conference to provide cybersecurity professionals all the information needed to safeguard their organizations and contribute to their longevity and success.

About (ISC)²
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, (ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, pragmatic approach to security. Our membership, more than 140,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation – The Center for The Center for Cyber Safety and Education™. For more information on (ISC)², visit, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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