Membership body (ISC)² is strengthening its professional certifications and education programs through an extended collaboration with the Information Security Forum (ISF).

The ISF's library of experimental research on privacy issues, usually only seen by its corporate members, will be made available to (ISC)²'s examination and course development teams for the advancement of its examinations and official education programs.

“(ISC)² is committed to increasing the level of scenario-based content in the examinations, which calls for test takers to demonstrate their ability to make judgment calls, a core competency for information security professionals today,” said W. Hord Tipton, executive director at (ISC)². “Through this agreement, we have also strengthened our ability to support a global viewpoint on issues such as privacy, where laws tend to be very regional or country-specific.”

“This agreement puts the strength of two world-leading bodies behind the development of skilled professionals and the businesses and communities they work to protect.”