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**For Immediate Release**
Globally Recognized Security Training Available at OPSU
- released by OPSU Campus Communications 05-13-2008
By Laura Hays

Goodwell, Okla. - Computer and network security training remains an increasingly important field for information technology professionals, and in fact, it must be a top priority throughout an organization’s structure. Oklahoma Panhandle State University has been chosen as a site for premier network security training offered by International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2. The blue-chip organization sets the standard in its field and is recognized as the global authority in security network training. Hosting it right here in Goodwell offers a unique opportunity as the seminars generally are only held in large U.S. and foreign cities.

A professional from (ISC)2 will conduct a Review Seminar on the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) on the OPSU campus on June 2-6. Participants meet for five days, 8 hours per day, and offers intense training in 10 different domains of security including:
Access Control
Application Security
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
Cryptography
Information Security and Risk Management
Legal, Regulations, Compliance and Investigations
Operations Security
Physical (Environmental) Security
Security Architecture and Design
Telecommunications and Network Security

For those interested in certification, the six-hour exam will be held on Saturday, June 7. In order to take the exam, professionals must provide documentation that they have at least five years experience in at least three of the ten domains in addition to passing the test. The certification earns the holder world-class acknowledgment as a professional in information technology security.

Expertise in the area is so important that all of OPSU’s Computer Information Systems faculty will dedicate a week to the training. Diane Murphey, OPSU’s Dean of the School of Business and Technology as well as Joe Breeden, Matt Carter, Steve Martin, and Vicki Pasque, have all enrolled in the class. Murphey said, “The training will enhance our own expertise in computer and network security. We will apply our knowledge to our own network and it will also allow us to enhance our instruction as we can pass our education on to students.”

The deadline for registering is May 15, so computer professionals interested in taking the seminar and/or exam may apply online at www.isc2.org/seminarschedule or contact Diane Murphey at 580-349-1466 or via email at diane@opsu.edu.

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