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Wiley and (ISC)²® Partner to Bring New Learning and Training Products and Services to the Information Security Market

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:08 am EDT

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"Wiley is pleased to be working with (ISC)² on content solutions for candidates"

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (“Wiley”) is partnering with (ISC)²®, the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with nearly 110,000 members worldwide, to bring to market a variety of new learning products and services, beginning with a series of official, (ISC)²-approved and co-branded Sybex study guides and products for the growing information security market.

“Wiley is pleased to be working with (ISC)² on content solutions for candidates,” said Wiley Vice President Professional Technology Strategy Barry Pruett. “Given the increasing importance of information and software security, the (ISC)² certification is vitally important in our digital world. Providing learning solutions to (ISC)² members and certification candidates quickly and effectively is a key priority for both our organizations.”

“We are excited about our partnership with Wiley,” said (ISC)² Director of Training and Education Dr. Rae Hayward, HCISPP. “Wiley is a well-known international organization that provides educational content in various consumable solutions. Our partnership will help us enrich our certification product portfolio in a more efficient and effective manner, as well as expand our educational product offerings. Overall, it enhances (ISC)²’s value to its members, academia and industry professionals globally.”

The first official releases include:

During the second half of 2015, Wiley will release the latest official guides for the (ISC)² Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®). The (ISC)² CBK is a taxonomy – a collection of topics relevant to information security professionals around the world. It establishes a common framework of information security terms and principles, which allow information security professionals worldwide to discuss, debate and resolve matters pertaining to the profession with a common understanding.

“Developing a partnership with renowned content provider Wiley will allow (ISC)² to grow its offerings on the scale required to keep our content and delivery fresh and aligned with the constantly changing environment that is information security today,” said (ISC)² CEO David Shearer, CISSP, PMP. “This positive change is part of a concerted effort to enhance and increase our education and training offerings. I am pleased that with Wiley, we will begin offering more concise study guides, in addition to our current official guides to the CBK, as an extra study tool for (ISC)² certification exam candidates. The power of combining the expertise of our two organizations benefits candidates and the industry alike.”

The Sybex and (ISC)² official study guides will be available for purchase online and at retailers worldwide in both print and all e-book formats. To request a review copy or author interview, contact Chantal Kowalski at

About Sybex®

For over 30 years, Sybex, a Wiley brand, has published premium learning products and solutions for current and aspiring professionals working with cutting edge technologies. Our customers come from every corner of the globe and work in a variety of industries, but they all have one thing in common—the drive to acquire the serious technical skills needed to excel in a competitive marketplace. Wherever you are in your career, Sybex can help you achieve your goals. For more information, visit

About Wiley

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and corporate learning services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students, as well as print and digital content.

About (ISC)² ®

Formed in 1989, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 110,000 members in more than 160 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP®), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSPSM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP®) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information and software security topics. More information is available at

© 2015, (ISC)² Inc., (ISC)², CAP, CCFP, CISSP, CSSLP, HCISPP, SSCP and CBK are registered marks, and CCSP is a service mark, of (ISC)², Inc.

CISSP® (ISC)2® Official Study Guide by James M. Stewart, Mike Chapple, Darril Gibson (Paperback; September 2015)

CISSP® (ISC) Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide , 7th Edition

SSCP® (ISC)2® Official Study Guide by George Murphy(Paperback; September 2015)

SSCP® (ISC) Systems Security Certified Practitioner Official Study Guide

The Official (ISC)² Guide to the SSCP CBK by Adam Gordon (Editor), Steven Hernandez (Editor) (Hardcover; November 2015)

The Official (ISC)² Guide to the SSCP CBK 3rd, Edition

The Official (ISC)² Guide to the CCSP CBK by Adam Gordon (Editor), Steven Hernandez (Hardcover; November 2015)

The Official (ISC)² Guide to the CCSP CBK


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Chantal Kowalski
Senior Publicist - Technology

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