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April 2005

Ping: James Duffy

The retiring (ISC)2 CEO discusses the CISSP's progress and future. For five years, James E. Duffy has been the face of (ISC)2 and its vaunted CISSP certification. As he passes into retirement, the CEO and president of the security certification body reflects on the expansion of the CISSP's ranks to more than 33,000 worldwide and where the gold standard of security certifications should go in the future. Retirement is a time for reflection. How will you reflect on your (ISC)2 tenure? I certainly will look back with pride that, under my leadership, we've grown from a small community that was primarily U.S.-centric to a strong, well-respected international certification. We've reached a point where companies make hiring decisions based on the CISSP certification. I'm also very proud of our international growth. When I took over, we had 300 CISSPs outside the U.S. That number has grown to more than 12,000 in 110 countries. I've worked very hard to build alliances around the world. With such rapid growth in the CISSP ranks, is there ...

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