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Awards and Designations

ISLA AwardPeople, policies, and processes are the keys to protecting or securing information assets. (ISC)² offers several awards to recognize the people that make a difference in this ever evolving industry, honoring their tireless efforts and standards of excellence.

(ISC)² Diversity Award

The Diversity Award will be presented to an individual that represents the core values of (ISC)² through significant contributions in driving a more diverse workforce in the cybersecurity community. This awardee will have significantly impacted the advancement of diversity in our field through some type of engagement activities such as scholarships, advocacy, non-profit work, and other means to create a level playing field for the inclusion of all individuals in the world of cybersecurity.

  • Nomination Details Nomination Details
    • (ISC)² members or non-members in any region can be nominated internally
    • Applies to individuals only – recognizing career-long accomplishments
    • Nominations must be submitted by (ISC)² Board of Directors, Corporate Officers, Vice Presidents, Regional Managing Directors, Cybersecurity Advocates, Senior Managers, or Chapter Officers
    • The Board Awards Committee selects the recipients and puts forth a motion to the board for approval at the annual Q3 board meeting
  • Awards Ceremony Awards Ceremony
    • Presented annually during the (ISC)² Security Congress conference at the ISLA Americas awards ceremony
    • 2019’s ceremony will take place Wednesday, October 30 at the Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort
Harold Tipton Award

(ISC)² Harold F. Tipton Lifetime Achievement Award

The Harold F. Tipton Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the (ISC)² Board of Directors as the highest tribute bestowed in the information security industry. Named after Harold F. Tipton, CISSP, known as the “George Washington of information security,” the award is to honor his memory and tradition of passionately promoting and enhancing the information security and the information security profession. This award therefore recognizes member(s) for his or her lifelong contributions to the advancement of information security and the information security profession by serving, over the long term, with excellence and distinction.
  • Harold F. Tipton Award Criteria Harold F. Tipton Award Criteria
    (ISC)² certification is required to be eligible; the recipient must have demonstrated sustained excellence throughout their entire information systems security career.
  • Nomination Process Nomination Process
    • Candidates must be members in good standing , or a Fellow of (ISC)².
    • Any (ISC)² member can be nominated by either the members in good standing or by the Board Awards Committee.
    • The Awards Committee selects the recipients and puts forth a motion to the board for approval at the Q3 board meeting each year.
    • The finalist selection is by majority vote of the board, and the award is presented at an appropriate time and place, as specified by the
    • Awards Committee Nominations should be submitted to awards@isc2.org.
  • 2016 Award Recipient 2016 Award Recipient
    Howard Schmidt Professor Howard Schmidt – the award was presented by Wim Remes, Board Chairman in Orlando at the Q1 Board of Directors Dinner on 14 January 2017
  • Past Award Recipients Past Award Recipients
    • 2015 Dr. Frederick Piper
    • 2013 Dr. Eugene Spafford
    • 2012 Prof. Hiroshi Yasuda, Dr.E, CISSP
    • 2011 John O'Leary, CISSP
    • 2010 Lt. Col. Husin bin Jazri (Retired), CISSP
    • 2009 Sandra M. Lambert. CISSP-ISSMP
    • 2008 The late James R. Wade, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP
    • 2007 Dr. Jae Woo Lee, CISSP 2006 William H. Murray, CISSP
    • 2005 Dr. Willis H. Ware
    • 2004 Dr. Dorothy Denning, Fellow of (ISC)²
    • 2003 Donn B. Parker
    • 2002 Micki S. (Krause) Nozaki, CISSP
    • 2001 Harold F. Tipton, CISSP and Prof. Corey Schou, Ph.D., CSSLP, Fellow of (ISC)²

    (ISC)² Diversity Award

    The Diversity Award will be presented to an individual that represents the core values of (ISC)² through significant contributions in driving a more diverse workforce in the cybersecurity community. This awardee will have significantly impacted the advancement of diversity in our field through some type of engagement activities such as scholarships, advocacy, non-profit work, and other means to create a level playing field for the inclusion of all individuals in the world of cybersecurity.

  • Nomination Details Nomination Details
    • (ISC)² members or non-members in any region can be nominated internally
    • Applies to individuals only – recognizing career-long accomplishments
    • Nominations must be submitted by (ISC)² Board of Directors, Corporate Officers, Vice Presidents, Regional Managing Directors, Cybersecurity Advocates, Senior Managers, or Chapter Officers
    • The Board Awards Committee selects the recipients and puts forth a motion to the board for approval at the annual Q3 board meeting
  • Awards Ceremony Awards Ceremony
    • Presented annually during the (ISC)² Security Congress conference at the ISLA Americas awards ceremony
    • 2019’s ceremony will take place Wednesday, October 30 at the Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort

James R. Wade Service Award

The James R. Wade (ISC)² Service Award is awarded by the Board to acknowledge the involvement of those volunteers who merit special distinction for their sustained and valuable service to (ISC)². James R. Wade was an esteemed, long-time contributor to (ISC)², and it is our privilege to honor his memory with this award.

  • Award Criteria Award Criteria
    The award is given out to one person annually. (ISC)² certification is not required to be eligible; the recipient is a volunteer who has made a significant contribution to (ISC)².
  • Nomination Process Nomination Process
    • Any (ISC)² volunteer can be nominated by either the members or by the Board Awards Committee.
    • The Awards Committee selects the recipients and puts forth a motion to the board for approval at the summer board meeting each year.
    • The finalist selection is by majority vote of the board, and the award is presented at an appropriate time and place, as specified by the Awards Committee.
    • Awards Committee Nominations should be submitted to awards@isc2.org.
  • Past Award Recipients Past Award Recipients
    • 2017 F. Lynn McNulty
    • 2016 Professor Daniel Ryan
    • 2015 Dr. Peter Berlich
    • 2014 Meng Chow Kang, CISSP, CCSP
    • 2013 Diana-Lynn Contesti CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, SSCP, CSSLP
    • 2012 Rick Koenig, CISSP
    • 2011 Warren Pearce, CISSP
    • 2010 Richard Nealon, CISSP, SSCP
    • 2009 Benjamin H. Gaddy, Jr., CISSP, SSCP
    • 2008 Randolph N. Sanovic, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP

F. Lynn McNulty Tribute U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Award

The (ISC)² F. Lynn McNulty Tribute U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Award recognizes a member of the U.S. federal information security community who upholds McNulty's legacy as a visionary and innovator through outstanding service and commitment.

  • About Lynn McNulty About Lynn McNulty
    Lynn McNulty Photo

    "Lynn McNulty made a significant mark in his efforts to achieve the ambitious goal of building a professional government information security workforce and to strengthen the security posture of the country's information resources and infrastructure," says W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)2. "One of Lynn's very tangible legacies was the GISLA program that he championed and which has since become one of the most coveted recognition programs for federal cybersecurity professionals today."

    McNulty was a true pioneer in government information security circles, having served in a number of critical and high-profile capacities, including as associate director for computer security at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, as the first information systems security director at the U.S. State Department and as director of government affairs for RSA.

    Known for his dedication to professionalizing the government workforce and often referred to by those within the community as the "pioneer" of government information security, Lynn had a tremendous impact on the entire industry. He passed away at the age of 73 on June 4, 2012.

    In recognition of all of his contributions, (ISC)² created the F. Lynn McNulty Tribute GISLA. Members of the (ISC)² U.S. Government Advisory Board hand-select a recipient for the Tribute Award annually.

    McNulty spent his post-government career working in key roles within (ISC)² including as a member of the (ISC)² Board of Directors, (ISC)² director of government affairs and founding co-chair of the (ISC)² U.S. Government Advisory Board for Cyber Security. His achievements were recognized with various designations, such as the exclusive Fellow of (ISC)², the ISSA Hall of Fame Award, the Cyber Security Hall of Fame, the Fed 100 Award, and as one of Federal Computer Week's top 25 federal IT influencers.

    In June 2012, McNulty was recognized posthumously with one of the industry's top honors, the RSA Lifetime Achievement Award.


  • 2018 Award Recipient 2018 Award Recipient

    Essye B Miller

    Acting Principal Deputy, Department of Defense Chief Information Officer


  • Past Award Recipients Past Award Recipients

    2017 Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Gregory Touhill, CISSP

    Former Federal Chief Information Security Officer.


    Richard Hale

    2016 Richard A. Hale 

    Richard Hale is the Deputy CIO for Cyber Security, Department of Defense. In this position he acts as the department’s Chief Information Security Officer. Mr. Hale is responsible for ensuring the department has a well defined and well executed cyber security program, and is responsible for coordinating cyber security standards, policies and procedures with other federal agencies, coalition partners and industry.


    Hord Timpton

    2015 Hord Tipton 

    W. Hord Tipton, CISSP, former executive director, (ISC)², was the first government CIO to obtain a CISSP, helping to bring high-profile attention to the need for a more professionalized information security workforce. Hord has been instrumental in fostering the security education and certification of hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide. He has dedicated his life to the advancement of the information security profession in the U.S. government and beyond, and is considered one of the most influential people in security


    Bobbie Stempfley

    2014  Roberta "Bobbie" Stempfley 

    Ms. Stempfley came to DHS in 2010 to serve as the director for the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD), and she was later selected to serve as the deputy assistant secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C). Thanks to her vision and tenacity, the CS&C - now comprised of five divisions -- leads interagency and public-private initiatives that enable all to better secure their parts of cyber space.


    Ron Ross

    2013 Dr. Ronald "Ron" Ross 

    Dr. Ross, senior fellow at the National Institute of Standards and technology (NIST), played a key role in establishing cyber security requirements for federal agencies for decades. By honoring Ron with this designation, we are ensuring that Lynn's legacy of influence and commitment to government information security is recognized for years to come.


The (ISC)² President's Award

The (ISC)² President’s Award recognizes volunteers who have made a significant impact on and/or contribution to (ISC)² through their dedicated volunteer efforts throughout the past year. Multiple recipients are chosen annually for each region at the sole discretion of (ISC)²’s CEO.

  • 2018 Award Recipients 2018 Award Recipients

    Kevin L. Jackson, CISSP, CCSP

    Founder & CEO, GovCloud Network

     

    Presented at 2018 ISLA Government ceremony

     

     

    Wilson España, CISSP

    Deputy Manager of Information Security and Fraud Prevention, REDBANC S.A.

     

    Presented at 2018 ISLA Americas ceremony

     

  • Past President's Award Recipients Past President's Award Recipients
    • Pete Gouldmann, CISSP
    • Glenn Leifheit, CISSP, CSSLP
    • Bart Lauwers, CISSP
    • Sandy Bacik, CISSP
    • Peter Berlich, CISSP
    • Neil Breden, CISSP
    • Devon Bryan, CISSP
    • Edmund Chua, CISSP, CSSLP
    • David Church, CISSP
    • Diana-Lynn Contesti, CISSP
    • Frank Dey, CISSP
    • James Doyle, CISSP
    • Peter Drabwell, CISSP
    • Art Friedman, CISSP
    • Simone Gauthier
    • Jakob Frydendal Gercke, CISSP
    • Adam Gordon, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, SSCP
    • Kevin Gourlay, CISSP
    • Richard Harrison, CISSP
    • Scott Hayden, CISSP
    • Stephen Hernandez, CISSP, CAP, SSCP, CSSLP
    • Chuan-Wei Hoo, CISSP
    • S.C. Leung, CISSP
    • Sujit Christy, CISSP
    • Eric A. Hibbard, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, ISSEP, CCSP
    • Steve Hindle, CISSP
    • Prinya Hom-Anek, CISSP
    • Sung Jae, Joo
    • Randy Johnson, CISSP
    • Robert Johnston, CISSP
    • Hye Jung, Yang (Ms)
    • Meng Chow Kang, CISSP
    • Gurdeep Kaur, CISSP
    • Ang Hock Kheng
    • David Krehnke, CISSP
    • Simon Philip Lamb, CISSP
    • Richard Lane, CISSP
    • Howard Lau, CISSP
    • Jae-Woo Lee - Honorary CISSP
    • Richard Nealon, CISSP
    • Anthony Lim, CSSLP
    • Eamonn McCoy, CISSP
    • James McQuiggan, CISSP
    • James Molini, CISSP, CSSLP
    • Henry Ng, CISSP-ISSAP
    • Stanley M. Ng, CISSP
    • Tae Soon Park
    • Matthew Parker, CISSP
    • Manoranjan Paul, CISSP, CSSLP
    • Warren Pearce, CISSP
    • Wasantha Perera, CISSP
    • Ralph Poore, CISSP
    • Rainer Rehm, CISSP
    • Martin Reynolds, CISSP
    • Brian Shorten, CISSP
    • Chester Soong, CISSP
    • Richard Starnes, CISSP
    • Tony Vargas, CISSP-ISSAP, CSSLP
    • Yi Wan Suck
    • Freddy Tan, CISSP
    • Dan Waddell, CISSP, CAP
    • Tim Wilson, CISSP
    • Dr. Duan Hai Xin, CISSP
    • Jong Youn, Kim
    • Chung Wei Paul Wang, CISSP


ISLA Americas

ISLA Americas

The call for nominations for the ninth annual (ISC)² Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA) Americas Program is now closed. This program recognizes information security and management professionals throughout the private and public sectors in North, Central and South America, with the exception of the U.S. federal government (recognized through the ISLA Government Program), for their outstanding leadership and achievements in workforce improvement.

  • Award Categories Award Categories
    • Senior Information Security Professional (examples include: CSO, CISO, information security manager or senior security manager with significant information security management responsibilities) who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the information security workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in any information security workforce improvement initiative, program or project. Candidates in this category typically should have at least five years of work experience directly related to information security.
    • Information Security Practitioner who has distinguished themselves for implementing and/or managing the implementation of a component of a security program (examples include: managing a security awareness and training program and, conducting difficult, complex security evaluations) Candidates in this category typically should have at least three years of work experience directly related to information security.
    • Up-and-Coming Information Security Professional who is a new, rising star in the information security field. The project, improvement or initiative may not relate to leadership as with the other categories, but rather something that relates to their current position or educational work (e.g., university research project, implemented emerging technology, or outstanding work in security operations).
    • Community Awareness - A project, initiative or program represented by information or non-information security personnel who have significantly contributed to building or broadening security awareness in the local or information security community within the last 12 months.

    Submissions must align with the category for which they are nominated and are judged based upon completeness and accuracy of the information provided. Nominations are also judged based on the overall influence, effectiveness and success of the nominees' project, initiative or improvement. Nominators and/or supporting project members may be contacted by a member of the ISLA Americas Judges Committee to confirm the accuracy of the information provided.

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  • 2019 ISLA Americas Award Recipients 2019 ISLA Americas Award Recipients

    The 2019 ISLA Americas honorees are as follows:


    Community Awareness:

    Andrés Velázquez, CISSP

    Andrés Velázquez, CISSP

    Founder & President, MaTTica

    Project/Initiative: Crimen Digital Podcast

     

     

    Information Security Practitioner:

    Anna Harrison, CISSP

    Anna Harrison, CISSP

    Senior Cybersecurity Engineer, H2L Solutions

    Project/Initiative: Strengthening the Nation's Cybersecurity

     

     

    Up-and-Coming Information Security Professional:

    Tomiko K. Evans

    Tomiko K. Evans

    CEO, Aerial FootPrint, LLC

    Vice President of Information Security, Palo Alto Networks

    Project/Initiative: Introducing CyberRap to Cybersecurity Conferences

     

     

    Senior Information Security Professional:

    Cassio Goldschmidt, CSSLP, CCSP

    Cassio Goldschmidt, CSSLP, CCSP

    Head of Information Security, ServiceTitan

    Project/Initiative: End-to-End Security Policy Enactment & Awareness

     

     

  • 2019 Judging Committee 2019 Judging Committee
    Dr. Shawn P. Murray, CISSP

    Dr. Shawn P. Murray, CISSP
    President & Chief Academic Officer, Murray Security Services

    Shawn Murray is President and Chief Academic Officer at Murray Security Services and is assigned to the United States Missile Defense Agency. He is assigned as a Senior Cyber Security Professional and is an officer in the US Civil Air Patrol. His previous assignments include work with the US Army Cyber Command in Europe, US Air Force and with Commercial Industry in various roles in Information Assurance and Cyber Security. He has traveled the globe performing physical and Cyber Security assessments on critical national defense and coalition programs and has prepared reports for the House Armed Services Committee.

    Dr. Murray has worked with NSA, FBI, CIA and the US Defense and State Departments on various Cyber initiatives and has over 20 years of IT, communications and Cyber Security experience. He has presented as a featured or keynote speaker for numerous conferences across the globe and enjoys teaching and presenting as a guest lecturer on Cyber Security, business and computer science courses at his Cyber Academy and for several universities. He has several industry recognized certifications to include the C|CISO, CISSP and CRISC. He holds several degrees to include an Applied Doctorate in Computer Science with a concentration in Enterprise Information Systems.

    Dr. Murray was recently reelected to the International Board of Directors for the Information Systems Security Association. He is a professional member of IEEE, ACM, ISSA, (ISC)² and is an FBI Infragard program partner. He enjoys spending time traveling with his family, researching and collaborating with other professionals in Cyber Security and Cyber Law and plays soccer on a local league in Colorado Springs.

    Wilson España, CISSP

    Wilson España, CISSP
    CISO, Central Bank of Chile

    Computer engineer with 25 years of professional experience, 18 of which are directly related to Information Security. With broad experience in Risk Management in the field of Operational Risk - Information Security and Business Continuity. During his career he has worked in various sectors like, financial, Government, Education, and Security Services. He currently serves as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Central Bank of Chile. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2008, Official Instructor for CISSP certification, Member of the Latin American Advisory Council (LAAC) and Past President of the (ISC)² Chile Chapter. He also teaches Master's programs in Cybersecurity at the Adolfo Ibáñez University and a Diploma in Strategic Cybersecurity Management at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

    David Schekaiban, CISSP

    David Schekaiban, CISSP
    CISO, Código Verde

    Responsible for all Information Security Consulting and Training practice, currently working as CISO for código verde, a consulting firm based in Monterrey, México, executing projects on incident management, computer and mobile forensics and penetration testing, research and development of new and innovative attack vectors.

    David is an (ISC)² Advisory Council Instructor Representative from LATAM as well as a certified instructor for the CISSP curriculum.

    David holds some of the industry's most prestigious certifications like CISSP from (ISC)², CISA and CISM from ISACA, CompTIA's Pentest+ and EC-Council's CEH, ECSA and CCISO. He has been an international certified instructor since 2008, specializing in topics ranging from advanced hacking, security analysis, forensic investigations and incident management to information security management systems and governance in more than 10 countries.

    Graduated from Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, David has a B.S. Electronics and Communications Engineering and currently lives in Mexico.

    Daniel Diniz, CISSP

    Daniel Diniz, CISSP
    Privacy Officer, UnitedHealth Group

    Daniel Diniz is currently responsible for Information Security & Privacy Management at a Fortune 500 Company in the Healthcare Market.  Daniel’s responsibilities include all aspects of Information Security Management, Privacy, Information Risk Management and Incident Management disciplines. With 19 years of experience in IT and the last 16 years focused on Information Security and disciplines of internal control, Daniel has worked for Sao Paulo State Government’s tax agency and in some of the largest national and multinational companies in industries such as telecom, internet providers, IT professional services, travel, civil engineering and financial services. Daniel is CISSP certified since 2008 and IRCA ISO 27.001 Lead Auditor certified. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and an MBA in Information Security Management from University of Sao Paulo (USP). He's a member of (ISC)² Latin American Advisory Council (LAAC) since its creation in 2011 and has served as the Brazil Lead Volunteer in 2012 for Safe and Secure Online Program aiming to bring the initiative to Brazilian Schools. He served at the (ISC)² Foundation Committee in 2012 and now serves at Board Trustee for Center for Cyber Safety and Education since 2016.

    James R. McQuiggan, CISSP
    Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4

    James has been an (ISC)² member since 2008 when he completed his CISSP certification. He is a volunteer of the Safe and Secure Online Program for the Center for Cyber Education & Safety since 2011. He has taught the Safe & Secure Online education and awareness program to over 7,000 students, parents, teachers and the “life experienced” (seniors) in the greater Orlando region. He is a member of the (ISC)² Advisory Council North America and the President of the Central Florida (ISC)² chapter. Honorably, he was the recipient of the 2016 (ISC)² President’s Award and in 2017 he was awarded the first ever Julie Peeler Franz “Do it for the Children Award” as Volunteer of the Year for his work with the Safe & Secure Online Education program.

 

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ISLA Asia-Pacific

The (ISC)² Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA) Asia-Pacific program is held annually by (ISC)² in cooperation with the (ISC)² Asia-Pacific Advisory Council to recognize outstanding leadership and achievements in workforce improvement and foster public awareness of cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals, educators and management throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Nomination Categories Nomination Categories
    • Information Security Educator
      An individual who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of education on cyber/ information/software/ infrastructure security for the workforce (examples include: Full-time Teaching Staff/Lecturer/Professor/Dean in tertiary education on the subject of cyber, information, software or infrastructure security at the department of Information Assurance/ Computer Science/ Cyber Security/ Electronic Engineering/ Information & Communication Technology/ Information Technology/ Information Management or any faculty that is related to cyber, information, software or infrastructure security). Candidates in this category typically should have at least 10 years of full-time teaching experience, 7 of which are related to cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security. Research experience in any cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security topic is required, at least 10 years of postdoctoral experience is preferred.
    • Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project
      An individual in a managerial position who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in any security workforce improvement initiative, program or project (candidates need not be cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security practitioners but are actively involved in professional work for management of security project examples include: CEO, CIO, CFO, program/project manager, etc.). Candidates in this category typically should have at least 10 years of work experience and occupy a senior management level position within their organization.
    • Senior Information Security Professionals
      An individual who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in any security workforce improvement initiative, program or project (examples include: CSO, CISO, information security director, designer, architect or manager with significant security project lead responsibilities). Candidates in this category typically should have at least 10 years of work experience, 7 of which are directly related to cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security.
    • Information Security Practitioner
      An individual who has distinguished him/herself for implementing and/or managing the implementation of a component of a cyber/ information/ software /infrastructure security program (examples include: an executive or officer managing a security awareness and training program, conducting difficult, complex security executions and evaluations, etc.). Candidates in this category typically should have at least 6 years of work experience, 3 of which are directly related to cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security.
  • Judging Criteria for Honoree, Showcased Projects & Special Recognition Judging Criteria for Honoree, Showcased Projects & Special Recognition

    (ISC)² will honor all candidates who have attained the requirements set by the nomination review committee as 'Honoree'. Amongst all the Honorees, (ISC)² will highlight an initiative, program or project conducted by at least one Honoree from each of the categories. The criteria for showcasing these initiatives are:

    • Impact: The impact the initiative, program; or project had on the organization and/or community
    • Implementation: How the initiative, program; or project leveraged people, processes, and technology for successful implementation
    • Innovation: Innovative approaches to overcoming obstacles or how the initiative, program, or project built a foundation for workforce improvement in the future
    • Dedication: Distinctive achievement to the workforce or industry that was outside one's regular job responsibility
    • Research: Outstanding research experience or outcome on any cyber, information, software or infrastructure security topic

    Special Recognition - Community Service Star

    In an effort to bolster public awareness of information security throughout the region, ISLA Asia-Pacific will recognize an honoree's project which has significantly contributed to building or broadening security awareness within their community or beyond within the last 12 months.

    For enquiries, please email the ISLA Asia-Pacific team at isla.apac@isc2.org or call 852.5808.5352.

  • 2019 ISLA Asia-Pacific Showcased Honorees and Honorees 2019 ISLA Asia-Pacific Showcased Honorees and Honorees

    Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project Category

    Showcased Honorees



    Dongbum Lee
    CEO, Genians, Inc.
    Project/Initiative: “NAC Development Project” and “Korea Security Start-up Forum” to Contribute to the Development of Domestic Security Industry and Mentoring Security Experts


    Zuohua Lu, CISSP-ISSAP
    Director of Security Research Institute, Beijing Bangcle Security Technology Co. Ltd.
    Project/Initiative:Designing and Developing Innovative IoT Terminal Protection Solutions and Products

    Senior Information Security Professional Category

    Showcased Honoree



    Atsushi Yonekawa, CISSP
    Manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
    Project/Initiative: FISC The Advocacy Council for Financial Industry Information Systems

    Honorees


    Dale Johnstone
    Chief Security Officer, AXA General Insurance Hong Kong Limited
    Project/Initiative: AXA Hong Kong Quartile One Security


    Yoichi Kumota, CISSP
    Counsellor in Tokyo 2020 Group, National center of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), Cabinet Secretariat
    Project/Initiative: Enhancing Cybersecurity for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games


    Dong-Geun Lee
    Director, Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA)
    Project/Initiative: Security Check-up and Security Level Enhancement Project for Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Korea


    Dr. Sangwoo Park
    Director/Principal Researcher, NSR
    Project/Initiative: Contribution to the National Security Technology Development by Leading the "Security Technology R&D Process Construction and Improvement Project" for Trusted Information Security Technology


    Dr. Chalee Vorakulpipat, CISSP
    Senior Researcher/ Head of Information Security Research Team, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, NSTDA
    Project/Initiative: YAKSHA – Cybersecurity Awareness and Knowledge Systemic High-level Application


    Yoshiaki Yasuda, CISSP, SSCP
    General Manager in National Security Center, S & J Corporation
    Project/Initiative: Cybersecurity Awareness and Practical Training for Critical Infrastructure Firms

    Information Security Practitioner Category

    Showcased Honoree


    William Perger, CISSP
    IT Development Advisor (Volunteer), Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE
    Project/Initiative: Volunteering to Improve Information Security and Data Management Practices at Sihanouk Hospital in Cambodia

    Honorees


    Chih-Yao Lin
    Division Chief, National Center for Cyber Security Technology
    Project/Initiative: Cyber Offensive and Defensive Exercise (CODE)


    Chong-Hyun Mun
    Director (CISO), ESTsecurity Corp.
    Project/Initiative: Contribution to the Enhancement of the National Cybersecurity Capability by the “Human-Led Threat Intelligence Project” for Identification of Cyber Espionage and APT Attack Groups


    Yi Xu, CISSP
    Manager, China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd.
    Project/Initiative: Children On-line Guardianship, “The Sunshine”

    Community Service Star Award


    William Perger, CISSP
    IT Development Advisor (Volunteer), Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE
    Project/Initiative: Volunteering to Improve Information Security and Data Management Practices at Sihanouk Hospital in Cambodia


    Atsushi Yonekawa, CISSP
    Manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
    Project/Initiative: FISC The Advocacy Council for Financial Industry Information Systems

     
  • 2019 Nomination Review Committee 2019 Nomination Review Committee
    Dr. Jae-Woo Lee Photo

    CHAIR: Dr. Jae-Woo Lee, Fellow of (ISC)², CCFP-KR (Korea)
    Chairperson, (ISC)² Advisory Council – Asia-Pacific
    Chair Professor, Graduate School of International Affairs and Information Security, Dongguk University

    Dr. Jae-Woo Lee is the Chair Professor at the Graduate School of International Affairs and Information Security, Dongguk University and the President of the Cyber Forensic Professional Association in Seoul. He is also the Chairperson of the (ISC)² APAC Advisory Council and serves in the Advisory Board of the CISO Association in Seoul.

    Following his retirement from his position as a Major General in the Korean Air Force, Dr. Lee pursued his career in the information security profession. He holds a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California in the U.S. and received his Doctorate degree from Konkuk University in Korea.

    Dr. Lee has served in numerous leadership and advisory capacities within the industry, including the first president of the Korea Information Security Agency, the organizer of the Korea National Computerization Agency, a board member of the Korean Governmental Security Committee, the chairperson of the National Information System Security and Audit Committee, an advisory board member of the Office of Supreme Public Prosecutor and an advisory board member of the Ministry of National Defense. He received three major medals and presidential awards from the South Korean government and the Legion of Merit Medal from the U.S. His writings and published books include Information System Audit Manual, Guidelines for Information Systems Security, System Security Management and Cyber Warfare.

    Dr. Lee received the (ISC)² Harold F. Tipton Award and the 'Grand Prix' of Cyber Security Professional Korea. He was also selected as the Global Cyber Security Professional Top Ten.



    Kamlseh Bajaj Photo

    Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj
    Member, (ISC)² Advisory Council – Asia-Pacific
    Former CEO, Data Security Council of India;
    Founder Director, CERT-In

    Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics from McMaster University, Canada and a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Delhi. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (FNASc) and a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (FIETE). He is also a Distinguished Fellow of EastWest Institute (EWI), New York. Dr. Bajaj was the Founder and CEO of the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) – an industry initiative in cybersecurity and data privacy. At DSCI, Dr. Bajaj guided the development of best practices and frameworks for data security and privacy protection. He has served on various government committees on cybersecurity, privacy and information and communications technology (ICT), and contributed to the activities of global bodies like the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and EWI. He was also the Founder and Director of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). He directed the cybersecurity initiatives in the government. He has published and lectured extensively on the IT Act 2000, cybersecurity, cybercrimes, privacy and data protection, internet governance, e-commerce and digital signatures in national and international journals and conferences. He has authored two books and co-authored two books. Dr. Bajaj also helped set up the techno-legal infrastructure for public key infrastructure (PKI) in the country. He also served as the Global Head of Information Risk Management Consulting Practice, Tata Consultancy Services.

    Dr. Bajaj was a member of the NASSCOM Cyber Security Task Force that made recommendations to the Government of India on policies, skill development, research and development, start-ups, technology and industry development for India to emerge as the global hub of cybersecurity services and products.

    He consults with industry and think tanks on cybersecurity and privacy protection.



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    Prinya Hom-anek, CISSP, CSSLP, SSCP
    Member, (ISC)² Advisory Council – Asia-Pacific
    President & Founder, ACIS Professional Center

    President & Founder, ACIS Professional Center

    Prinya Hom-anek has over twenty years of Information Technology (IT) and Information Security specialist since he graduated from Chulalongkorn University earning Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and MBA from Assumption University and Honorary degree in Doctor of Science from Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi. He composed exceptional skill and interested in consulting and training experience in Network and Data communication, Internet and Network Security, Information Security, Fraud and Forensic Investigation, Penetration Testing, ISMS and generic information security consulting in both public and private sectors. He is recognized as a pioneer in the field of information security in the Asia-Pacific region. He is an advisor to the Thai Ministries Defense and Ministry of ICT on national cybersecurity issues.

    He also serves on several boards, including the (ISC)2 Advisory Council – Asia-Pacific, ISACA Thailand Committee, and ITSMF Thailand Committee, Electronic Transaction Commission Security sub-committee and Thailand Information Security Association (TISA) committee and secretary. His objective is implementing Thailand’s first National Cybersecurity Awareness Program, he investigated successful national cybersecurity strategies; training programs for IT professionals; and mechanisms to educate technology users about best practices in cybersecurity.

    He publishes many Information Security articles over 130 articles in magazines and newspapers such as eEnterprise, eLeader, Telecom Journal, Thairath, DailyNews, The Nation and Bangkok Post. As his latest book launched 2018 is Strategy to Cybersecurity 4.0. He is frequently invited to appear in TV and radio program in Thailand providing his expert opinion on Information Security related topics.

    He has founded and oblige as the president of the most successful Information Security Training, Consulting and Managed Security Services Provider in Thailand called “ACIS Professional Center” or “ACIS”. He has grown ACIS into one of the leading information security training and consulting firms in Thailand. In order to provide the turn-key solution of SAAS, Cybertron has been established under his leadership of business and technical management as a CEO.

    As a Global Cybersecurity expert, Prinya has provided enormous consultancy for many international organization and he is a visiting lecturer at a number of universities and college within Thailand on Information Security and IT audit.



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    Meng-Chow Kang, PhD, CISSP
    Member, (ISC)² Advisory Council – Asia-Pacific
    Head, Security Assurance, Asia Pacific Region, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    Dr. Meng-Chow Kang has been a practicing information security professional for more than 25 years with field experience spanning from technical to management in various information security and risk management roles, including the Singapore Government, major multinational financial institutions as well as global security and technology providers. His research and part of his experience in the field have been published in his book, Responsive Security – Be ready to be secure by CRC Press in Oct 2013. His contributions to the information security industry and community have also been marked by numerous industry awards.

    As the leader of the security assurance team at AWS in the Asia Pacific, China and Japan region, Dr. Kang works with customers to identify and address related concerns and needs in cloud computing security.

    Dr. Kang has been active in the information security community. He was elected as a director of the (ISC)² Board in Jan 2015 and received the (ISC)² James Wade Service Award in 2014. Dr. Kang has been contributing to both local and international security standardization efforts since 1998, in which he has held the chair and editorial positions in several committees and working groups in Singapore’s national standards body, ITU-T SG17 and ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27. Dr. Kang is also the Co-Chair of the Regional Asia Information Security Exchange (RAISE) Forum, which he co-founded with a group of security experts in 2004. Moreover, Dr. Kang continues to conduct research and teach information security as an Associate Professor (Adjunct) at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technology University in Singapore.

    Dr. Kang received his MSc degree in Information Security from the Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London and completed his PhD in Information Security Risk Management at Southern Cross University, Australia. He has also been a CISSP since 1998.



    Dr. Haruto Kitano

    Dr. Haruto Kitano, CISSP
    Member, (ISC)² Advisory Council – Asia-Pacific
    Partner, Deloitte Tohmatsu Risk Services Co., Ltd.

    Dr. Haruto Kitano is currently a Partner of Deloitte Tohmatsu Risk Services Co., Ltd. His consulting focuses on security and risk management governance, database security, identity management, regulatory compliance and privacy.

    Dr. Kitano is currently a committee member of the Database Security Consortium in Japan and a member of the (ISC)² Advisory Council – Asia-Pacific. He has been working in the IT and security industry in Japan for 30 years. He had been a telecommunication and internet networking engineer for 10 years and previously worked at Oracle for 11 years specializing in database security and identity management. He has been delivering GDPR and other privacy services for the last six years at Deloitte and is recently focusing on IoT security.

    He earned a Doctor of Informatics degree and a Master of Informatics degree from the Institute of Information Security (IISEC), the first Japanese graduate school specializing in information security, where he researched security management and information protection against internal threats.



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    Dr. Melvyn Kuan
    Senior Assistant Director (Technology), Cyber Security Agency of Singapore

    Dr. Melvyn Kuan is currently Senior Assistant Director (Technology) at the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) where he is responsible for Technology and R&D planning. He was previously Lead Consultant (Ecosystem Development) where he conceptualised, implemented and drove targeted initiatives and programmes to enhance the cybersecurity workforce. Prior to joining CSA, he was Head of Strategy and Digital Economy at the National Research Foundation where he was responsible for the priority setting of research areas and capability development and the development of the Services and Digital Economy R&D strategy. Dr Kuan had also served in various capacities in the former Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) such as the Technology and Planning Group and the Smart Cities Programme Office. Before joining the former IDA, he was pursuing his PhD and was a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Information Systems, National University of Singapore. His work was published in journals such as Information & Management and Behaviour and Information Technology and; leading Information Systems conferences such as International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) and Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS).



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    SC Leung, CISSP, CCSP
    Member, (ISC)² Board of Directors
    Centre Manager, Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT)

    SC Leung is currently the Centre Manager of the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT). He has more than 25 years of working experience serving banking, Internet solution provider, telecommunication and consultancy industries.

    SC was the Founding Chairperson of the Professional Information Security Association which subsequently hosts the (ISC)² Hong Kong Chapter.

    SC Leung holds information security designations CISSP, CCSP, CISA and CBCP. He received the (ISC)² President’s Award in 2013 and was an Honoree of the Information Security Leadership Awards Asia-Pacific by (ISC)² in 2007.
     


    Prof. Jill Slay

    Prof. Jill Slay AM, PhD, Fellow of (ISC)², CISSP, CCFP-US
    Member, (ISC)² Advisory Council – Asia-Pacific
    Optus Chair of Cyber Security, La Trobe University

    Professor Jill Slay is the Optus Chair of Cyber Security at La Trobe University, leads the Optus La Trobe Cyber Security Research Hub, and is the Director of Cyber Resilience Initiatives for the Australian Computer Society. Jill is a Director of the Victorian Oceania Research Centre and previously served two terms as a Member of the Board of Directors of (ISC)².

    She has established an international research reputation in cybersecurity (particularly digital forensics) and has worked in collaboration with many industrial partners. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the information technology industry through contributions in the areas of forensic computer science, security, protection of infrastructure and cyber-terrorism. She is a Fellow of ACS and a Fellow of (ISC)², both for her service to the information security industry (and is MACS CP and holds CISSP and CCFP certifications).

    In her work with the Australian Computer Society, she has led a cyber task force that established the National Professional Standards in cybersecurity for Australia (launched by Minister Dan Tehan on September 6th) and oversaw the implementation of these standards, provided education products and programs and the standing up of an accompanying new cybersecurity curriculum for Australian universities that is also under development as part of this project.

    She has published more than 120 outputs in information assurance, critical infrastructure protection, security and forensic computing in the last 10 years. She has completed the supervision of 20 PhDs, many Masters and Honours theses. She has also been awarded over AUD 2.5 million in research income.

     


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    Dr. Wan S. Yi, CISSP
    Member, (ISC)² Advisory Council – Asia-Pacific
    Vice-President, Information Security Industry Group, Korea Internet & Security Agency

    Dr. Wan S. Yi is the Vice-President, Information Security Industry Group in Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA). He received his BS degree in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in U.S. He also received his MS degree in information security from Dongguk University and his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from SungKyunKwan University in Korea. Since 2014, he has been an adjunct professor at SungKyunKwan University. He served in a variety of important career building assignments including the Director of Incident Prevention Division, Internet Industry Division, Infrastructure Protection Division and Regional Information Security Center. He also served as the Vice-President of International Cooperation Group. Before joining KISA, he worked for Hyundai Information Technology, LTD. During his military service, he was an Aide de Camp for Deputy Commander in Chief, ROK/US Combined Forces Command. He retired from service in 1994 as a Korean Air Force lieutenant. His awards include two ROK/US CFC DCINC Awards in 1993 and 1994, the US Army Achievement Medal in 1993, the Commendation Medal in 1993, the National Intelligence Service Award in 2000, the (ISC)² ISLA Asia-Pacific Honoree in 2008, the (ISC)² President’s Award in 2008, the Minister of Public Affairs and Security Award in 2009 and 2016, and the ROK President Award in 2012.




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    Chuan-Wei Hoo, CISSP
    Technical Advisor, APAC, (ISC)²,
    Senior Vice President and Chief Cybersecurity Technology Officer, ST Electronics (Info-Security) Pte. Ltd.

    Mr. Chuan-Wei Hoo is the Senior Vice President and Chief Cybersecurity Technology Officer with ST Engineering and has been in the IT industry since 1992 with more than 20 years of experience in information security.

    He provides thought leadership, formulates and implements strategic technology development, manages professional services and cybersecurity operations.

    Prior to ST Engineering, he was the IBM Security Executive Security Advisor, who was honored as:

    • 2014 (ISC)² President's Award recipient
    • 2013 (ISC)² Information Security Leadership Achievement (ISLA) Asia-Pacific Honoree (Senior Information Security Professional Category)
    • 2012 (ISC)² Information Security Leadership Achievement (ISLA) Asia-Pacific Honoree (Information Security Practitioner Category)
    • 2010 IDG Chief Security Officer (CSO) ASEAN Award winner

    His career includes various IT management roles in the financial and telecommunication sector regionally. He is also an authorized instructor with (ISC)², lectures at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore (ISS-NUS) and Temasek Polytechnic.

    He received his IT degree from University of Southern Queensland and carries the following professional industry certifications: CISSP, CISA, CFE and BCCE.



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    Andy Ho, CISSP
    Member, (ISC)² Advisory Council – Asia-Pacific;
    President, (ISC)² Hong Kong Chapter;
    Senior Security Manager, Corporate Security Investigations, IBM

    Commencing his career as a security analyst, Mr. Ho spent more than 25 years of his time dedicated to the security profession and has worked throughout the Asia Pacific countries.

    As a security professional, Mr. Ho has been responsible for performing and managing a wide range of security tasks including digital forensic and tactical investigations, information security risk and threat assessments, security surveys, crisis management and emergency response planning program.

    Mr. Ho is currently the corporate Senior Security Manager of IBM in Greater China. He is the founding president of (ISC)² Hong Kong chapter and was the (ISC)² 2007 awardee in the Senior IT Security Professional category of the Information Security Leadership Awards Asia Pacific.

    Mr. Ho obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and an MSc degree in Systems Engineering & Engineering Management from the same university.



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    Hikohiro Y Lin
    Showcased Honoree and the recipient of the Community Service Star Award, 2018 (ISC)² ISLA Asia-Pacific Program;
    Head of Panasonic PSIRT, General Manager of Product Security Global Strategy Office, Panasonic

    Mr. Hikohiro Y Lin was born in Kobe City of Japan. After finishing his master’s degree at George Mason University in Virginia, USA, he has joined Panasonic and started as an IoT security researcher since 2003. Since then he has spent 15 years mainly focusing on the IoT security field. He is very independent and optimistic. Currently, Hikohiro is the Head of Panasonic PSIRT and he is responsible for leading product security activities, such as making a red team for testing IoT devices and making guidelines and product-focused security incident responses for Panasonic.

    He was recognized as the Showcased Honoree in the Senior Information Security Professional Category received the Community Service Star Award of the (ISC)² ISLA Asia-Pacific program in 2018.

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ISLA EMEA

Honoring the Information Security Workforce in the EMEA

ISLA EMEA Winners Announced

Senior Information Security Professional

Winner: James Packer
Project/Initiative: Setting up and leading the Security Operations team for KPMG, as well as creating and being president of the (ISC)² London Chapter

 

 

 


Woman Information Security Professional

Winner: Chani Simms
Project/Initiative: Founding the SHe CISO Exec. Initiative, along with leading and helping to coordinate a team of professionals to deliver the pilot boot camp in Sri Lanka with a focus on offering 100% scholarships to individuals entering the cybersecurity sector for the first time

 

 

 

Information Security Practitioner

Winner: David Emyr Thomas
Project/Initiative: Being the cybersecurity lead on a number of UK and European Connected and Autonomous Vehicles projects, and working with senior stakeholders in three other major UK government departments

 

 

 


Up-and-Coming information Security Professional

Winner: Chrissy Morgan
Project/Initiative: Being an IT security operations professional by day and a security researcher by night

 

 

 

 

A judging committee of (ISC)² members and senior personnel in EMEA reviewed the nominations and selected the winners based upon specific criteria and eligibility requirements.

  • Judging Committee Judging Committee

    Yves Le Roux, CISSP, CISM
    Yves Le Roux is the Co-chair of the (ISC)² EMEA Advisory Council

    Previously he undertook network security leadership roles at a variety of organisations including the Rothschild Group, CA Technologies and the French Ministry of Industry. Yves has also co-authored three books on security, and lectures at ISEP (Paris Graduate Engineering School).

    Yves Le Roux on LinkedIn.

     

    Dr. Yiannis Pavlosoglou, PhD, CISSP
    Yiannis Pavlosoglou is the Strategic Change Manager for Operational Resilience at global financial services firm UBS. He is also Co-chair of the (ISC)² EMEA Advisory Council and has held the chair of the Global Industry Committee for the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and led a number of projects within that space.

    Yiannis Pavlosoglou on LinkedIn.

     

    Tom Gamali, CISSP, CISA 

     Tom Gamali heads up the Group Technology Risk and Business Continuity Management function for Kuwait Finance House (KFH) and an executive member of the US OSAC (Overseas Security Advisory Committee) for the US Embassy in Kuwait.

    Tom Gamali on Linkedin.

     

    Rainer Rehm, CISSP, CISM

    Rainer Rehm is a Security Architect at MAN, one of the founding members of The (ISC)² Chapter Germany and a member of the Alliance for Cybersecurity. He is also an official (ISC)² instructor and regularly contributes to the development and maintenance of the (ISC)² CBK.

    Rainer Rehm on LinkedIn.

     

    Sofiane Chafai, CISSP

     Sofiane Chafai is an Information Security expert with over 15 years’ experience in managing ICT and security projects, system implementation, security programmes and business continuity management for large international companies in Middle East and North Africa. Currently, he is the Managing Director of MFC Advisory, Sofiane is an (ISC)² and ISACA active member who contributed to numerous magazines and spoken at international conferences.

    Sofiane Chafai on LinkedIn.

     

    Paco Hope, CISSP, CSSLP

    Principal Consultant at Cigital, Paco Hope is a recognised expert in the field of software security. He has worked with many of the world’s leading organisations to help them create secure software. He is the author of two security books, a frequent conference speaker and a regular online author.

    Paco Hope on LinkedIn.

     

    Mary-Jo de Leeuw
    Director of Cybersecurity Advocacy, EMEA

     Mary-Jo de Leeuw is the (ISC)² Director of Cybersecurity Advocacy for EMEA Region. de Leeuw joins (ISC)2 after serving as an Associate Partner for Cybersecurity and Innovation at Revnext, a Dutch consulting firm that advises executive management of governments, listed companies and NGOs in the areas of high-technology innovation, strategic development and performance improvement. de Leeuw was recently ranked as one of the UK’s 50 most influential women in cybersecurity

    Mary-Jo de Leeuw on LinkedIn.



ISLA Government 

Recognizing Federal Information Security Leaders 

The nomination period is now closed for the sixteenth annual (ISC)² Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA) Government program. This awards program (formerly known as GISLA) recognizes the ongoing commitment of individuals whose initiatives, processes and projects have led to significant improvements in the security posture of a department, agency of the government (local, state, or federal).

  • 2019 ISLA Government Award Recipients 2019 ISLA Government Award Recipients

    2019 ISLA Government honorees are as follows:

    Workforce Improvement 

    Lisa Carol Holman

    Lisa Carol Holman
    Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Corporate Information Security Office, United States Postal Service

    Project/Initiative: CISWorkforce Redesign


    Technology Improvement 

    William Birchett, CISSP

    William Birchett, CISSP
    Owner/vCISO, Logos Systems

    Project/Initiative: Threat Intelligence Project


    Up-and-Coming Security Professional

    Stephen Czerwinski

    Stephen Czerwinski
    IT Security and Server Specialist, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

    Project/Initiative: State Agency Cybersecurity Program


    Most Valuable Industry Partner (MVIP) - Team

    Dr. Thomas P. Scanlon, CISSP

    Dr. Thomas P. Scanlon, CISSP
    Senior Cybersecurity Engineer & Researcher, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

    Project/Initiative: DoD Guidebooks for Software Assurance

    Supporting Team:

    Dr. William Nichols, Dr. Carol Woody, Dr. Kenneth Nidiffer, Timothy Chick, CSSLP

    Community Awareness - Team

    Julie Chua, CISSP, CAP

    Julie Chua, CISSP, CAP
    Risk Management Branch Chief, Office of Information Security, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Project/Initiative: Managing Threats & Protecting Patients (HICP)

    Supporting Team:

    Erik Decker, CSA 405(d) Task Group Members, CSA 405(d) Steering Committee, Christopher Bollerer, Steve Curren, Nickol Todd, Laura Wolf, Emery Csulak, Nick Heesters, Suzanne Schwartz, Aftin Ross, Seth Carmody, Rose-Marie Nsahlai, Matt Quinn, Matthew Barrett, Nick Rodriguez, Justin Smith, Konrad Miles, Paige Burke, Elizabeth Voeller, Brian Lebeck

     

  • Award Categories Award Categories

    Individual Awards

    • Up-and-Coming Information Security Professional -­ This award goes to a new, rising star in the U.S. federal, state or local government information security field. The project, improvement or initiative they represent should relate to their current position or educational work (e.g., research project, implemented emerging technology or outstanding work in security operations). The individual may not have more than 3 years of experience in the information security field and must be a current government employee (not a contractor/consultant).
    • Workforce Improvement ­- A U.S. federal, state or local government information security manager (examples include CISO, deputy CISO, information security manager, program manager, etc.) whose leadership role supporting an initiative, program or project has significantly contributed to the advancement of the government’s information security workforce on government-wide or agency-specific basis within the last 12 months (not a contractor/consultant).
    • Technology Improvement ­- A U.S. federal, state or local government information security or information technology manager (examples include CIO, CISO, CTO, program/project manager, etc.) whose leadership role supporting a security technology initiative, program or project (e.g., cloud migration, information sharing, breach response/recovery, etc.) significantly contributed to the advancement of the government¹s information security technology on a government-wide or agency-specific basis within the last 12 months (not a contractor/consultant).
    • Process/Policy Improvement ­- A U.S. federal, state or local government manager (examples include CIO, CFO, program/project manager, etc.) whose leadership role supporting a security policy/process initiative, program or project significantly contributed to the advancement of the government's information security policy/process (e.g., training, incident response, risk management, etc.) on a government-wide or agency-specific basis within the last 12 months (not a contractor/consultant).

     

    Team Awards

    A winning team will be recognized for its efforts on projects in each of the following categories. All team members will be recognized, with one award given to the team:

    • Most Valuable Industry Partner (MVIP) ­- A U.S. federal, state or local contractor or consultant team (currently supporting a government contract) whose project or initiative has significantly contributed to the advancement of information security in the areas of information security workforce, policy, process or technology. The project must have been implemented within the last 12 months. Nominations will be verified by the government agency supervisor for the nominated initiative.
    • Community Awareness - A U.S. federal, state or local information security team whose project has significantly contributed to building or broadening security awareness in the local community within the last 12 months (not a contractor/consultant).
  • 2019 ISLA Government Judges 2019 ISLA Government Judges

    Benjamin Bergersen, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP

    CIO and Senior Agency Official for Cyber Risk Management, U.S. Trade and Development Agency

     

    Benjamin Bergersen is an IT executive and cloud shared services security expert. He is the first full-time CIO and Senior Agency Official for Cyber Risk Management (SAO-RM) for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

    Benjamin was honored for his work as the Information Security Officer for MAX.gov Cloud Shared Services at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), White House. His project received the (ISC)² Government Information Security Leadership Award for best information security business process improvement.

    Benjamin created and led the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) executive education program at Carnegie Mellon University. He was also a volunteer New York State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and an American Red Cross CPR and first aid instructor trainer. He holds multiple cybersecurity and governance certifications including CISSP, ISSAP and ISSMP from (ISC)²; CGEIT, CISA, and CISM from ISACA; PMP from PMI; as well as being an ITIL Service Manager. His education includes an MBA from George Mason University, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from SUNY Brockport, a CIO certificate from the U.S. Federal CIO Council / CIO University; and he is a graduate of the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SES-CDP) for the federal government.

    David Branscome

    David Branscome, CISSP, CCSP

    Technical Architect, Microsoft

     

    David is a Technical Architect at Microsoft, supporting Microsoft partners deploying Office365, Enterprise Mobility & Security and Windows 10 where he advises on security and compliance topics. He has worked at Microsoft for more than ten years in a variety of roles. He currently holds the CISSP and CCSP certifications from (ISC)² as well as a number of other security certifications. He blogs at https://www.cloudhappypeople.com and has contributed to several Microsoft Press books on Windows Server.

    Dr. Michaela Iorga

    Dr. Michaela Iorga

    Senior Security Technical Lead, NIST

     

    Dr. Michaela Iorga serves as senior security technical lead for cloud computing with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Computer Security Division. She also chairs the NIST Cloud Computing Public Security Working Group and co-chairs the NIST Cloud Computing Public Forensic Science Working Group.

    Having previously served in a wide range of consulting positions in both, government and private sector industries, Michaela has a deep understanding of cybersecurity, risk assessment and information assurance for cloud, fog and IoT systems, identity and credential management, and cyberspace privacy issues.

    A proven leader and expert in problem-solving and analysis, she also manages several other NIST efforts that include the development of the Open Security Controls Assessment Language (OSCAL), the fog computing conceptual model, the cognitive-based IoT devices fingerprinting, and the risk management for cloud-based systems. Michaela received her Ph.D. from Duke University.

     

    Derek Smith

    Derek Smith

    Chief Internet Service Integration Section, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) & President, The Intercessors Investigative and Training Group

     

    Derek A. Smith is an expert at cybersecurity, cyber forensics, healthcare IT, SCADA security, physical security, investigations, organizational leadership, and training. He is the Chief, Internet Service Integration Section, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) & President, The Intercessors Investigative and Training Group.

    Derek spent 18 years as a special agent for various government agencies and the military. He is a cybersecurity professor at the University of Maryland, University College, Virginia University of Science and Technology and IGlobal University and has taught business and IT courses for more than 20 years. Derek also served in the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Army for a total of 24 years and is a Flotilla Staff Officer in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Derek completed a Doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership, an MBA, MS in IT Information Assurance, Masters in IT Project Management, BS in Education, and three associate degrees.

     

    Michael Stoner, CISSP 

    Chief Information Security Officer, Federal Government Civilian Agency

     

    Michael Stoner’s expertise is in executing enterprise security programs, establishing and implementing security standards and procedures, ensuring compliance with federal laws and regulations, identifying threats to agency assets and resources, and evaluating methodologies and alternatives for risk mitigation.

    He has also overseen the proactive prevention, detection, and response to computer security incidents targeting government enterprise information technology assets and data. Before Michael began his civil service career, he provided management and technology consulting services to federal government agencies in the areas of information assurance and cybersecurity. He has experience in a number of security disciplines with a concentration in incident response, risk analysis, security engineering, and security policy development and compliance. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Ohio Northern University and a master’s degree in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University.

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Fellow of (ISC)²

The Fellow of (ISC)² was established to honor and distinguish a select number of elite information security professionals who have made outstanding contributions, throughout their careers, to the information security profession.

  • Qualifications Qualifications

    Fellow of (ISC)² 

    Qualifications of a Fellow of the (ISC)²:

    • Exemplary service to the information security profession
    • Extraordinary contribution to the field of information security
    • Excellence in the field of information security
    • Well-known in the field and of substantial influence to the profession
    • Ethical standards beyond reproach
    • Those (ISC)² members who were members in good standing but are deceased may be considered

    Fellow of (ISC)² candidates must be nominated by a:

    • A sitting or former (ISC)² board member
    • A Fellow of (ISC)²
    • An (ISC)² Harold F. Tipton Award recipient
    • The sitting (ISC)² Board of Directors will make the final selection.

    Fellows of (ISC)² are entitled to:

    • A lifetime association with (ISC)² without fees or other maintenance requirements
    • Receive (ISC)² Official Communications
    • Access profile record on (ISC)²'s website to maintain contact information
    • Nominate other Fellows
    • Use of Fellow of (ISC)² designation
  • Past Recipients Past Recipients

    2018 Recipient:

    William Hugh Murray, CISSP
    Retired

    Fellow of (ISC)²

    • Dr. Ronald Ross
    • Steven B. Lipner
    • John McCumber
    • Koji Nakao
    • Prof. Edward J. Humphreys
    • Mike Jacobs
    • Frederick B. Cohen
    • Roger R. Schell
    • Dr. Ronald L. Rivest
    • Dr. Jill Slay
    • John "Jack" Holleran
    • William J. Caelli
    • Dorothy E. Denning
    • Whitfield Diffie
    • Jae-Woo Lee
    • Joseph T. Lisi
    • William Maconachy
    • F. Lynn McNulty
    • Peter G. Neumann
    • Steve Orlowski
    • Fred Piper
    • Daniel J. Ryan
    • Corey Schou
    • Eugene H. Spafford
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