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Reform candidate Dave Lewis has been elected to the (ISC)2 board of directors.

The security certification body, which administers the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) qualification, has about 80,000 members worldwide.

Four of the 13 seats on the (ISC)2 board were up for election this year; one of the positions went to Lewis, a Canadian who stood on a platform of seeking to restore the integrity of the CISSP exam.

Three other radicals - Scot Terban, Boris Sverdlik and Chris Nickerson - were unable to get their names on this year's ballot, which closed last Friday. None of the three succeeded as write-in candidates either.

Three of the four board election candidates on the ballot were dismissed as "time-servers" by the (ISC)2's critics. The board is made up of representatives from academia, industry and internet committees. But some in the security world want to see more people, such as Lewis and Wim Remes, with real-world experience heading the organisation.

Remes, who was elected to the (ISC)2 board of directors last year, told El Reg that much of the criticism was unfair.

"The present board are a diverse bunch who are well in touch with what's happening in security, and knowledgeable," he said.

CISSP certification can help boost one's career prospects in information security, but it's not mandatory and is a poor cousin to the professional qualifications in the legal and medical industries. Membership to (ISC)2 costs $85 a year, a bone of contention for some people. ®

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