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(ISC)² Membership in China Reaches Milestone of 2,000

(ISC)² membership in APAC region exceeds 17,500

More than 400 attendees expected at Security Congress APAC in Hong Kong
July 9-10 to learn about the latest trends and issues facing security professionals

Hong Kong, June 22, 2018 – (ISC)² – the world’s largest association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced that China has reached a landmark number of 2,000 members. The APAC region overall recently exceeded the 17,500 member mark, which makes up 13 percent of (ISC)²’s total global membership.

“China joins the ranks of Australia, India, Japan, Korea and Singapore in the 2,000+ member club,” said Clayton Jones, managing director, Asia-Pacific, (ISC)². “This is an exciting milestone for a region where we’re seeing a lot of growth in the need for qualified cybersecurity professionals.”

Recent (ISC)² research shows that the region outpaces the rest of the world in terms of cybersecurity professionals’ desire to gain certifications. In the APAC region, 73 percent of respondents indicated plans to get a certification within the next 12 months and in China alone, the number was 72 percent (outpacing the global response rate of 66 percent).

Additionally, the APAC region is experiencing a surge in legislation such as China’s cybersecurity law – which took effect in 2017 – which may be more far-reaching than the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


To help security professionals throughout the region navigate this changing landscape, (ISC)² will host this year’s Security Congress APAC in Hong Kong from July 9-10. More than 400 professionals will attend for two days of networking, education sessions and best practice sharing. More than 200 companies and 15 countries will be represented at the regional event to be held at the Conrad Hotel. Researchers, frontline practitioners, CISOs and CIOs will share information on pressing topics facing cybersecurity including cybercrime, compliance, critical infrastructure and application security, and more. Register for Security Congress here.


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