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ASIS and (ISC)(2)(R) to host Career Center at ASIS 2015 and (ISC)(2) Security Congress

ALEXANDRIA , Va., Aug. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Security professionals can get answers to their most pressing career questions and challenges at the 4th Annual Career Center, taking place at ASIS 2015 and the (ISC)² Security Congress in Anaheim, California. Sponsored by University of Phoenix,® College of Security and Criminal Justice, the Career Center, taking place in booth 174 in the exhibit hall, features two days (September 28-29) of free professional development, career coaching and resume reviews, and opportunities to network with employers and peers from around the world. Admission to the exhibit hall is free until August 31.

New this year, in conjunction with Law Enforcement and Military Appreciation Day, the Career Center will host a Coffee and Conversation: Transitioning Networking Event on September 30 from 9:00-11:00 am. Military, law enforcement, and first responders are invited to attend and meet with employers including Securitas Security Services USA, ASIS and (ISC)² volunteer leaders, and private sector security peers to learn about ASIS activities, get advice on transitioning, and learn about the wide range of career opportunities in the private sector.

"Whether you are a young professional looking to move up the corporate ladder or a seasoned professional contemplating your next move, the Career Center programming offers the information and insight for advancing in the security profession." said David Tyson, CPP, president, ASIS International. "ASIS is pleased to provide these services—free of charge to all attendees."

Career services and resources

· Complimentary resume reviews and career coaching led by experienced security management career and leadership development coaches
· Access to online job postings and career development tools
· Information on ASIS mentorship program and ASIS and (ISC)² certifications

Sept. 28-29 career sessions

· Senior security executives from Disneyland, Microsoft, Square, and Skywalker Ranch, sharing their career path stories and what they look for in new hires
· Security employers including Amazon, Securitas Security Services USA, Time Warner Cable, and McDonalds Corporation discussing industry sector hiring trends and in-demand skill sets
· Communications skills, interviewing best practices, and LinkedIn tips
· Advice for starting over – whether going out on your own, transitioning into the private sector, or starting down a new career path

"Navigating through today's dynamic job market presents a unique set of challenges," said David Shearer, CEO for (ISC)² "Security professionals at any level will benefit from the resume reviews, career coaching, valuable sessions and other offerings presented at the joint ASIS/(ISC)² Career Center. Developing your career should be a continuous process, and we're excited to team up with ASIS again this year to offer this added benefit to joint conference attendees."

"There is an increased emphasis placed on the credentials of job candidates in the security sector," said Major General Spider Marks, executive dean, University of Phoenix®, College of Security and Criminal Justice. "Those with the desire to advance their careers understand the importance of education and how best to position themselves for opportunities. Taking advantage of training and resources, such as those offered at the Career Center, can help individuals excel."

The exhibit floor at ASIS 2015 will feature 600+ companies demonstrating security technology and innovations, along with cutting-edge products and services. More than 20,000 security, business and government professionals from 90 countries are expected to attend. The comprehensive education program will offer 200+ sessions.

About ASIS International

ASIS International (ASIS) is the largest membership organization for security management professionals that crosses industry sectors, embracing every discipline along the security spectrum from operational to cybersecurity. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of security professionals at all levels.

Through hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS develops and delivers board certifications and industry standards, hosts networking opportunities, publishes the award-winning Security Management magazine, and offers educational programs, including the Annual Seminar and Exhibits—the security industry's most influential event. Whether providing thought leadership through the CSO Roundtable for the industry's most senior executives or advocating before business, government, or the media, ASIS is focused on advancing the profession, and ensuring that the security community has access to intelligence, resources, and technology needed within the business enterprise. www.asisonline.org

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 Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP®), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), 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 www.isc2.org.

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

CONTACT: Leigh A. McGuire; Phone: +1.703.518.1465 Email: leigh.mcguire@asisonline.orgSource:ASIS International- EST