(ISC)² Reaches Milestone of 2,000 Members in Hong Kong
(ISC)² membership in Asia-Pacific region exceeds 19,000
Clearwater, FL, April 16, 2019 – (ISC)² – the world’s largest nonprofit membership association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced that Hong Kong has reached a landmark number of 2,000 members. The Asia-Pacific region overall recently exceeded the 19,000 member mark.
“Hong Kong is now the seventh economy in the Asia-Pacific region in which we have more than 2,000 members, joining Australia, India, Japan, Korea, China and Singapore in that distinction,” said Clayton Jones, managing director, Asia-Pacific, (ISC)². “There is a well-established need for more certified and skilled cybersecurity talent here and we’re thrilled to represent so many of these professionals and help them along the path of continued development as they work to secure the critical data assets of both the government and the private sector.”
As outlined in the 2018 Cybersecurity Workforce Study, 39% of cybersecurity staff in Asia-Pacific say a lack of skilled colleagues in their department is their top job concern, and a combined 53% indicate that this shortage puts their organizations at either moderate or extreme risk of experiencing a cyber attack. This extensive need in cybersecurity throughout Asia-Pacific can be attributed to several rapidly expanding economies as well as increased security legislation to protect consumers.
In an effort to support professionals throughout the region and help them navigate this evolving threat environment, (ISC)² will host this year’s Security Summit APAC in Hong Kong from 10-11 July at the Conrad Hotel. More than 400 professionals will be in attendance for networking, educational sessions and best practice sharing. [See related announcement: (ISC)² Opens Registration for 14th Annual Secure Summit APAC]
For more information on becoming an (ISC)² member, please visit www.isc2.org.
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 Cyber Safety and Education™. For more information on (ISC)², visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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