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Wordsworth & Associates is a leading Western Canadian provider of information systems security consulting services.

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Wordsworth & Associates offers vendor independent, comprehensive technical and organizational security consulting services in all areas of technology security. Our consulting teams have assisted many corporations and government agencies with their security requirements including some of the largest eCommerce retailers, manufacturers and distributors in North America.

Wordsworth & Associates are members of ISACA, formerly known as the Information Systems Audit & Control Association. http:/www.isaca.org As an independent, non-profit, global association, ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. ISACA is committed to providing its diverse constituency of more than 110,000 worldwide with the tools they need to achieve individual and organizational success.

Wordsworth & Associates is a member of the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators www.iafci.org . The IAFCI provides services and an environment within which information about financial fraud, fraud investigation and fraud prevention methods can be collected, exchanged and taught for the common good of the financial payment industry and our global society.

Wordsworth & Associates are active partners with Public Safety Canada’s Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC).  In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.


Wordsworth & Associates are also a proud member of the USA Department of Homeland Security, Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group (ICS/JWG). The ICSJWG is a collaborative voluntary group providing a vehicle for communicating and partnering across all critical infrastructure (CI) sectors among federal agencies and departments, as well as private asset owners/operators of industrial control systems. The goal of the ICSJWG is to continue and enhance the collaborative efforts of the industrial control systems stakeholder community in securing CI by accelerating the design, development, and deployment of secure industrial control systems.

Wordsworth & Associates team of specialists is available to assist your organization with their information systems security anywhere across North America and around in the World.

The Consulting Team

The Wordsworth & Associates Team are seasoned security professionals, who have obtained various certifications as certified information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP), SANS Certified Global Information Assurance Professional (GIAC), the Information Systems Professional of Canada (I.S.P.), the Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCP) and the Certified Management Consultant (CMC).

The C.I.S.S.P. was first developed to help identify professionals who had the knowledge base, ethics and commitment to manage information systems security for government and industry. The C.I.S.S.P. is recognized worldwide as a symbol of professionalism and accomplishment in the field of Information Systems Security.

The SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000 security professionals, auditors, system administrators, network administrators, chief information security officers, and Chief Information Officer’s who share the lessons they are learning and jointly find solutions to the challenges they face. At the heart of SANS  are the many security practitioners in government agencies, corporations, and universities around the world who invest hundreds of hours each  year in research and teaching to help the entire information security community.

The I.S.P. is a Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) administered designation awarded to IT professionals who have met the required education and industry experience and have demonstrated a commitment to professional ethics. The I.S.P. is the only legislated professional designation for Information Technology professionals in Canada. It was introduced in 1989, by the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) www.cips.ca . Until then, IT practitioners were without the benefits such a professional designation offers.

The ITCP designation is directed specifically to senior IT practitioners and academics who want to demonstrate to their employer, their clients, their students and their partners that in addition to their IT knowledge, they understand how to effectively utilize and apply their organizational experience to achieving organizational excellence. The ITCP standard has been accredited by the International Professional Practice Partnership  (IP3) and ITCP holders are internationally recognized under the IP3 umbrella. 

The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation is the profession's only international certification mark, recognized in more than 40 countries. It represents a commitment to the highest standards of consulting and adherence to the ethical canons of the profession. CMC-Canada administers, and its provincial Institutes confer, the CMC designation in Canada.

Principal Consultant

The principal consultant and founder, Charles Wordsworth, has over 20 years experience in the Information Technology Industry in Canada, the United States and overseas. In addition to his role as Principal Consultant of Wordsworth & Associates, he served as National President of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS), Canada's largest association of information technology (IT) professionals.  Wordsworth is also currently volunteer Vice President of the Privacy & Access Council of Canada http://www.pacc-ccap.ca/

Charles Wordsworth is a Certified Cyber Crime Investigator (CCCI - Fellow) , and has the Information Systems Professional of Canada (I.S.P.) Certification, an internationally recognized information technology designation. He is also an Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCP) and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).  Wordsworth is also a certified network forensics professional.


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