UK security group grows fivefold

Tuesday, 16 September 2003, 1:27 PM EST

Since its launch at the Infosecurity exhibition and conference in April, the UK branch of the US-based Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has boosted membership fivefold, from about 20 founder members to more than 120 organisations and individuals.

Well over half of its members are from the corporate IT user community.

ISSA, which is a global organisation aimed at identifying and promoting best practice IT security management approaches, works at several levels - from local technical, business and management perspectives to helping create national security policies and frameworks.

The first major quarterly meeting, on 7 October, will focus on two areas: the BS7799 security standard; and on optimum response to security incidents.

Microsoft's head of security Stuart Okin will step into the lion's den at the meeting to discuss the direction his company is taking on security.

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