isc2 news collage(ISC)² in the News

(ISC)² is regularly featured in publications around the world. Below is a partial list of articles and publications about (ISC)² and its certification programs.

(ISC)² does not guarantee that all links are current and operative, as these articles are time-dated.

2016 Media Highlights


cloud data CCSP Number One Target for Developing Cloud Security Skills

Cloud Computing News says that our Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) credential should be your number one target if you're looking to develop cloud security skills.

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LondonProposed UK Legislation Could Put Customer Data at Risk

(ISC)² EMEA Managing Director Dr. Adrian Davis shares his concerns over the UK government's draft Investigatory Powers Bill in regards to protecting customer data.

Read more in the Business Reporter


cybersecurityTop 10 Reasons to Invest in Cybersecurity People

(ISC)² Managing Director for North America Dan Waddell offers 10 reasons why the human element is a high-return, low-risk investment.

• Read his thoughts in Nextgov


cissp at desk (ISC)² Certs Make Top of Cert Mag Salary Survey

With U.S. and world salaries combined from Certification Magazine’s Salary Survey, (ISC)² certs have four out of the top five. CSSLP, CAP, HCISPP, CISSP and concentrations - ISSAP, ISSEP and ISSMP, all made the list within the top 35. Our CCSP also tops "The Next Big Thing" list as the number one cert respondents plan to earn in 2016.

• See the survey results
• Read "The Next Big Thing" list


David Shearer headshotBringing Younger Generations into Security

(ISC)² CEO David Shearer explores the state of the security profession and some lessons for Asia during a podcast interview with CareersInfoSecurity.

Listen to the podcast


cybersecurity man 2Why Invest in the Human Element in Cybersecurity?

(ISC)² Managing Director for North America Dan Waddell offers 10 reasons why the human element is a high-return, low-risk investment.

• Read his thoughts in Nextgov



cyber security awareness month SSCP should be Part of Every IT Pro’s Development Plans

Tom’s IT Pro included our Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) in a list of certifications that the publication mentions should be part of every IT professional's learning and development plans.

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David Shearer headshotDavid Shearer Shares his Thoughts on Security Automation

When it comes to security jobs, automation can be a force multiplier. However, it’s not a silver bullet. (ISC)² CEO David Shearer shares his thoughts in CareersInfoSecurity.

Read more of his thoughts


risk cloudsBenefits Outweigh the Risks for Information Security Sharing

When it comes to information security sharing, the benefits outweigh the risks, argues (ISC)² EMEA Managing Director Dr. Adrian Davis.

Read his views


cybersecurity man 2 CISSP & CCSP Among Top IT Security Certs for 2016

Tech Target included the (ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) on its list of top IT security certifications to target in 2016.

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Globe Business PeopleOptimism Despite Workforce Shortage and Increased Threats

(ISC)² CEO David Shearer and Managing Director of APAC Clayton Jones discuss the information security workforce shortage and expanding threat landscape in a five-part recorded interview series in Security Matters Philippines.

Listen to the interviews


cloud dataExploring Today's Cloud Security Challenge

In Cloud Tweaks, David Shearer and (ISC)² Author, Instructor and Subject Matter Expert Adam Gordon share their perspectives on the challenges with cloud security.

Read their thoughts



CISSP Logo SquareCISSP on Top IT Cert List for 2016

The (ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) is listed as one of the top IT certifications for 2016, according to Tom's IT Pro.

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cissp at deskHow to Persuade Management to Hire More People

How do you convince management to hire more information security people? Read advice from (ISC)² Director of Product Development and Portfolio Management Philip Casesa in Dark Reading.

Read Phil's advice


password change2015's Biggest Cyber Breaches

What went wrong? In this Nextgov article, the (ISC)² U.S. Government Advisory Council Executive Writers Bureau reviews 2015's biggest cyber breaches and reveals several major findings.

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2015 Media Highlights


David Shearer headshotHappy Holidays from the (ISC)² CEO!

(ISC)² CEO David Shearer reflects on his first year in the position, with a brief summary of the organization's accomplishments. He also wishes (ISC)² members a safe and happy holiday season.

Read his letter



Pediatric cancer(ISC)² Joins Fight Against Cancer

(ISC)² CEO David Shearer with his wife Mia and Jim Bassil, co-chairman of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, at the Brinner of Hope Pediatric Cancer Foundation Event ( in Tampa, Florida.  Mr. Shearer says:  “Cancer in all of its forms is an insidious disease that does not discriminate.  As an international company, (ISC)² and our extended families have unfortunately seen far too much cancer with far too many wonderful people taken before their time.  We are proud to support the Brinner of Hope Pediatric Cancer Foundation that strives to make advances to save children who are touched by this terrible disease at such early stages in their lives.  There’s so much to do, and time is of the essence. We encourage others to do and give what you can in the fight against cancer.”


Globe Business PeopleNew (ISC)² Women in Security Report Highlights Lack of Gender Diversity

Despite the growing threats and workforce gap, women remain underrepresented in information security. (ISC)² Director of Business Development for Americas Elise Yacobellis talks about the need to bring more women into the field in Reuters.

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AMISLA WinnersCongratulations to the 2015 Americas ISLA Recipients

On September 30, the recipients of the fifth annual (ISC)² Americas Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA) were honored on stage at the National City Grove of Anaheim in California.

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cyber attacks aheadCyber Threats Largest and Most Likely Threats to Our Way of Life

In the wake of the U.S. Department of Energy's cyberattacks, (ISC)² Director of Product Development and Portfolio Management Philip Casesa says despite military advances of the last 30 years, cyber threats are most concerning.

Read more in Security Week  


podium povTake a Look Inside (ISC)² Security Congress 2015

(ISC)²s largest event of the year was a resounding success! More than 70 sessions, Town Hall Meeting, Member Celebration, and more.

• Learn more about (ISC)² Security Congress  


cloud securityThe Cloud Industry Grows Along with Concern Over Security

The latest Computerworld UK column by (ISC)² EMEA Managing Director Dr. Adrian Davis shares his recommendations on what the industry can do about security concerns in the cloud.

Read more in Computerworld UK


Hong Kong(ISC)² APAC's Chuan-Wei Hoo Shares Security Essentials for Business Operations

In the Expert Corner of Hong Kong's Cyber Security Information Portal, Chuan-Wei provides eight security essentials that everyone in business operations should observe.

• Read his recommendations


cybersecurity man 2Latest Excellus Attack Reinforces the Importance of Scrutinizing Systems

The latest attack on health insurer Excellus reinforces the importance of scrutinizing systems. (ISC)² Director of Product Development and Portfolio Management Philip Casesa comments on the latest health insurer breach, stating that any organization holding sensitive personal information is a potential target.

Read more in the GovInfoSecurity article


David Shearer CyberSecureGov 2015(ISC)² CEO Gives Keynote at One of Asia's Largest Security Conferences

During his keynote address at Korea's Information Security Conference, (ISC)² CEO David Shearer encourages integrity first, rather than technology.

• Read more about his speech (in Korean)


healthcare security doctor woman What are Some of Health IT's Most Pressing Issues?

(ISC)² Director of Education and Training & HCISPP Dr. Rae Hayward shares the security concerns of global healthcare IT professionals, based on data from our 2015 Global Information Security Workforce Study.

Read more in the Electronic Health Reporter



Globe Business PeopleA Look at the (ISC)² Portfolio of Certifications

In a video interview with Search Security, (ISC)² CEO David Shearer takes a look at the portfolio of (ISC)² certifications, including the new Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) in partnership with the Cloud Security Alliance.

• Watch the video


scholarshipsOfficial (ISC)² CISSP Training Course Eligible for College Credit Worldwide

The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service has evaluated and recommended college credit for the Official (ISC)² CISSP CBK Training Seminar.

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Security CollaborationDo You Think Security is Always a Functional Requirement of Change?

In his latest Security Think Tank article in Computer Weekly UK, (ISC)² EMEA Managing Director Dr. Adrian Davis asks how various teams within an organisation can collaborate to ensure security.

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cloud data(ISC)² CCSP Ranked in 2015 Top Cloud Certs List

Cloud Computing Intelligence Magazine named the (ISC)² Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification #2 on the list of Top 5 Cloud Certifications for 2015.

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David Shearer CyberSecureGov 2015(ISC)² CEO Advocates for a Holistic Approach to Your Cybersecurity Program

David Shearer (ISC)² CEO recommends that nonprofits employ a holistic approach that continually accounts for financial, human and physical resources, outreach/oversight and politics/standards.

• Read more in the NonProfit Pro article  


cloud dataSecurity in the Cloud Starts with Employees

In Germany’s Cloud Computing Insider, (ISC)² EMEA Managing Director Dr. Adrian Davis explains how the movement towards the cloud raises the need for security specialists.

• Read the article (in German)  


millenials cybersecurity(ISC)²’s Approach to Getting Millenials into Cybersecurity Careers

One of the key takeaways from the 2015 (ISC)² Global Information Security Workforce Study is the gap in the cybersecurity workforce. Hear how our organization aims to attract millennials to the workforce.

Watch the video interview with David Shearer


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