Global Info-security body sets up India office in Mumbai

Mumbai, December 14, 2013 — The world’s largest professional body of the information security business -- the Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² (“ISC-squared”) -- has established a presence in India by opening an office in Mumbai.
(ISC)² adminsters the CISSP, CSSLP, and CCFP, certifications and will provide more localized resources and support for its 1,600+ members in India.
“We’re very excited to announce the opening of our new Mumbai office,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP, executive director, (ISC)². “With this important expansion, (ISC)2 is reaffirming its commitment to and support of membership growth overseas. In this new office, our personnel are dedicated to core parts of our business: member services and market development. I look forward to the subsequent support and growth throughout India that will result from this new venture.”
Lessons in infosecurity for  007!
"How is it I can do more damage on my laptop sitting in my pajamas before my first cup of Earl Grey, than you can do in a year in the field?"
Q to James Bond in Skyfall, quoted in a blurb in the 2012 annual report of (ISC)²
Expanding (ISC)²’s offerings and support in India will significantly increase the availability of all certifications to a highly qualified base of security professionals. The need for qualified security professionals has never been greater. (ISC)²’s focus on expansion in Mumbai will help Indian and multi-national companies to meet this rapidly-growing demand.
“It’s an exciting time for us here in Mumbai,” said Rakesh Vanamali, head of Business Development, (ISC)2 India. “With the presence of the first (ISC)² office in India, we are not only able to provide our current members with the tools and resources that are essential for professional development, but we are also able to spark interest in the local community to join in our efforts. This is just the first of many steps towards meeting the needs of information security professionals in India.”
(ISC)²’s new India office is located at 203 B Wing, Citi Point, Near Hotel Kohinoor Continental, J. B. Nagar, Andheri-Kurla Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai, 400059 and can be reached +912261273639.