(ISC)2, the non-profit global provider in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers, announced it has reached 50,000 members in 129 countries. Significant growth was reported for its credentials across the Americas region, which includes North, Central andSouth America.

There are currently more than 36,000 information security professionals with one or more (ISC)² certifications in theAmericas region. While the vast majority resides in North America, the growth rate in Central andSouth America has been rising rapidly, with year over year growth for 2005-2006 reported at 104 percent. Across the Americas region, the top 10 country-by-country breakdown as of June 2007 is as follows: U.S. (31,431), Canada (2,771), Mexico (193), Brazil (192), Chile (74), Argentina (46), Colombia (38), Puerto Rico (22), Venezuela (13) and Uruguay (12).

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