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23 Feb 2006

Plagiarism alleged in (ICS)2 book

(ISC)2, the organization responsible for the well-known CISSP information security qualification, has allegedly published copyrighted materials in the Official CISSP Study Guide, apparently without the explicit prior permission of the copyright holders and without acknowledging its sources. The public embarrassment and reputational damage this kind of situation can create is a seldom recognized impact of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) incidents, regardless of the truth of the matter. The material in question appears to have been sourced from information on public websites and research papers, and the copyright owners may even approve of its use in this manner, but the outcry is hardly helpful for a security organization’s image.
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