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Pete Ware Awarded Top Information Security Credential

COLUMBUS, Ohio. September 2, 2003 -- Pete Ware of Columbus, Ohio has earned the designation of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the premier professional certification for information security experts. The CISSP is awarded by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, a non-profit consortium dedicated to training and certifying information security professionals worldwide.

“In today's security-aware environment, corporations and government agencies are implementing comprehensive information security programs to prevent the network break-ins, virus infections and malicious codes that have become a way of life,” said Jim Duffy, managing director of (ISC)2 based in Framingham, Mass. “With this new sense of urgency and mission, the lack of highly trained security professionals is getting a fresh look as an underlying problem in meeting global information security needs.”

Pete Ware is a staff scientist at Interhack, providing support for both the forensic computing and information assurance practices. With nearly twenty years of computer and information science experience that includes both academic research and commercial applications, he provides valuable insight that helps Interhack's clients ensure that their systems are working as expected. His work in the forensic computing practice includes behind-the-scenes technical consulting and expert testimony on computer systems, applications, and networks. Ware also holds a Lecturer appointment in the Department of Computer and Information Science at The Ohio State University.

About (ISC)2

Based in Framingham, Mass. with branch offices in London and Hong Kong, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2 is the premier organization dedicated to providing information security professionals and practitioners worldwide with the standard for professional certification. Since its inception in 1989, the not-for-profit organization has provided training and certification and has advocated the need for one industry-wide security standard. (ISC)2 provides two forms of certification, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), both unique by requiring years of experience in their field. For more than 10 years (ISC)2 has certified thousands of security professionals in more than 80 countries.

(ISC)2 has an extensive client list, including Deloitte & Touche, Washington Mutual Bank, New York Life, the Social Security Administration, Ernst & Young, IBM, the Federal Aviation Administration, Genuity, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, KPMG, the U.S. Department of State, Interliant and Phillip Morris.

(ISC)2 partners with several organizations to offer exam and review sessions worldwide, including both the international and domestic chapters of the Information System Security Association (ISSA), MIS Training Institute, the University of Southern California, Singapore Computing Society, City University of Hong Kong, Dongguk University in Seoul, the University of Calgary in Canada, and many others.

About Interhack

Interhack is a provider of Information Assurance, Forensic Computing, and Outsourced IT services over all of North America. Based in Columbus Ohio, Interhack is known for its information security research. With practices that include litigation support and compliance with security requirements of regulation such as HIPAA, COPPA, and GLBA, Interhack closes the gap between the “state of the art” and the “state of the practice.” Interhack can be found on the web at web.interhack.com.

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