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2020 (ISC)² Global Achievement Awards Winners

(ISC)² Global Achievement Awards


(ISC)² Senior Professional Award

Jack Freund AMERICAS 2020 (ISC)² Senior Professional Award Winner


Head of Cyber Risk Methodology, Cyber Assessments, Inc. (Moody's/Team8 JV)

Over the course of his 20-year career in technology and risk, Dr. Jack Freund has become a leading voice in cyber risk measurement and management. He is the co-author of an award-winning book on cyber risk quantification and holds a doctorate in Information Systems. Jack is currently serving as Head of Cyber Risk Methodology for Cyber Assessments Inc. (Moody’s and Team8 JV). Previously Jack served as Cyber Risk Director for RiskLens and TIAA. Jack was named Senior Member of the ISSA, IEEE, and ACM, awarded a Global Achievement Award by ISACA, and named Fellow by the IAPP and the FAIR Institute.

(ISC)² Mid-Career Professional Award

Kim Do Represented by the Emblem of the United States Navy


Information Professional Officer for the United States Navy

LTJG Kim Do currently serves as an information professional officer for the United States Navy. She currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

(ISC)² Rising Star Professional Award

Katia Dean AMERICAS 2020 (ISC)² Rising Star Professional Award Winner

Katia Dean

System Engineer, Anavation LLC; and Founder, Katia's Cylife

Katia Dean is the founder of Katia’s CyLife - a business to help people learn about the field and to navigate through their cybersecurity careers. As a career changer herself from the Electronic Engineering field, Katia coaches’ people from a variety of fields specializing in resume writing for the cybersecurity industry. Katia gives back to the community in various ways sharing her experience on various guest podcasts and collaborating with other cybersecurity organizations. Katia shared her own personal story with her Ebook The Struggle Is Real: A Blueprint to Excelling Into The Cybersecurity Discipline to encourage more people that you can make it through the storm.

(ISC)² Government Professional Award

Darcy Saint-Amant Represented by the Mark of the United States Army

Darcy Saint-Amant, CISSP

Commander, 21st Signal Brigade, US Army

Colonel Darcy Saint-Amant is a cybersecurity strategist and Army officer with 22 years of service. She currently serves as the Commander of the 21st Signal Brigade, supporting national and strategic level communications missions. Darcy holds a Master of Science degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University, a Master of Science degree in Government Information Leadership from the College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) at the National Defense University (NDU), a Bachelor of Science degree in Cultural & Political Geography from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and recently completed MIT’s Seminar XXI fellowship program.


(ISC)² Senior Professional Award

Troy Hunt APAC 2020 (ISC)² Senior Professional Award Winner

Troy Hunt

Founder, Have I Been Pwned and Honorary Regional Director, Microsoft

Troy is a Microsoft Regional Director, founder of the data breach notification service “Have I Been Pwned” and currently acts as a strategic adviser to NordVPN. He frequently keynotes at events around the world, runs cybersecurity training workshops and makes regular media appearances. Troy writes a blog at from his home on the Gold Coast in Australia where he lives with his partner and children.

(ISC)² Mid-Career Professional Award

Dongyoung Roh APAC 2020 (ISC)² Mid-Career Professional Award Winner

Dongyoung Roh

Senior Researcher & The Affiliated Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute

I received the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from KAIST in 2011. I am currently with the Affiliated Institute of ETRI as a Senior Researcher. My current research interests include design and cryptanalysis of symmetric-key cryptography. And I'm working as an expert on standardizing cryptographic algorithms at ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27.


(ISC)² Senior Professional Award

Dr. Katalin Szenes EMEA 2020 (ISC)² Senior Professional Award Winner

Dr. Katalin Szenes, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP

Honorary Associate Professor, Obuda University, John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics

Presently, as an independent security / IT security & audit consultant I deal with the development of secure applications / network security / strategy / risk management / business continuity management / support of enterprise resource management project / business process reengineering; support in supervisory / audits of logical & physical security, SOX compliance.

In Erste Bank Hungary, as Chief Information Security Officer / Data Protection Officer together with IT I secured the network topology, planned and implemented the information security defense system of the Bank.

Then in CIB Bank Hungary, a bank of Intesa Sanpaolo, as Senior information security adviser, I was responsible for the security of the Subsidiaries, for those of the applications, internet bank, projects, such as e.g. SAP, SAS.

In 1998 I established the teaching of security and information systems audit at University Obuda. As Expert Reviewer of ISACA I participate in the yearly update of the CISA Technical Reference Manual and that of COBIT.

(ISC)² Government Professional Award

Yuval Segev EMEA 2020 (ISC)² Government Professional Award Winner

Yuval Segev

Director Audit & Methodology, Israel National Cyber Directorate

Yuval is the Director of Audit & Methodology at the INCD.

Yuval has developed the first Cyber Defense Methodology for an organizational in the Israeli economy, and leads activities to create professional knowledge in the field.

As a part of his job, He is responsible for developing a variety of methodologies to protect the entire economy from a national and organizational perspective.

Prior to that, Yuval served for a number of years in several leading companies in a different management position. In his last position, Yuval managed CheckPoint GRC business.

Yuval holds a bachelor's degree in engineering and an MBA.

(ISC)² Chapter Recognition Awards


Northern Virginia Chapter North America 2020 (ISC)² Chapter Recognition Awards Winner

(ISC)² Northern Virginia Chapter

The chapter has leveraged their geographical region throughout 2019 to build strong relationships with organizations, universities and programs to educate the local community on cybersecurity, including partnering with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education to promote online safety to over 100 local children through the Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures program at local schools.


Nigeria Chapter Europe, Middle East, Africa 2020 (ISC)² Chapter Recognition Awards Winner

(ISC)² Nigeria Chapter

The group not only hosted regular educational meetings, it also celebrated Cyber Security Awareness Month (Be Cyber Conscious), by hosting weekly webinars and hosting a National Conference just three months after it’s official formation, which consisted of speaker presentations and panel discussions.


Chennai, India Chapter Asia-Pacific 2020 (ISC)² Chapter Recognition Awards Winner

(ISC)² Chennai, India Chapter

As one of (ISC)²’s longest-standing chapters, it held several joint-programming events in 2019 with other security professional organizations to create visibility amongst targeted interest groups, with the goal of encouraging others to take a proactive role in inspiring a more safe and secure cyber world through education, certification and networking.


Peru Chapter Latin America 2020 (ISC)² Chapter Recognition Awards Winner

(ISC)² Peru Chapter

With 76 percent of its members without certification, the chapter has the unique opportunity to engage security professionals and showcase the importance of gaining their certification and hosts an average of 11 meetings per year.

(ISC)² CEO Award AND (ISC)² Harold F. Tipton Lifetime Achievement Award

Yves Le Roux EMEA 2020 CEO Award and (ISC)² Harold F. Tipton Lifetime Achievement Winner

Yves Le Roux, CISSP

Security & Privacy Expert

After his graduation from Paris University in 1970, Yves LE ROUX worked in the Rothschild Group where, among others tasks, he was in charge of the network security and other security related issues. In 1981, he joined the French Ministry of Industry where he was in charge of the Open Systems Standardization programs. In 1986, he took the position of European Information Security Manager at Digital Equipment. Then, he joined the security research and development team. In 1999, he went to Entrust Technologies, PKI software editor. In 2003, Yves joined Computer Associates Int. as a Technology Strategist. In April 2017, he retires from CA Technologies.

(ISC)² CEO Award

James Packer EMEA 2020 CEO Award Winner

James Packer, CISSP, CCSP

Head of Cyber Security, EF Education First and Chapter President, (ISC)² London Chapter

I’ve now been in the Information Security and Technology space for over 13 years and currently am the Head of Cyber Security at Education First, having moved from KPMG.

My areas of specialization include Security Strategy, Cloud Security, Incident Management, Security Awareness and Culture.

As the Chapter President of the (ISC)² London Chapter; I aim to drive the Chapter towards taking action to address problems we face as an industry and society as a force for good. I am a huge advocate for breaking down the barriers around the Cyber Profession; changing the perception that information security is everyone's responsibility and everyone can and must play a part.

In my spare time, I enjoy Scuba Diving internationally; I am a trained Scuba Diving Instructor and love to dive in warm waters. I also am a musician of 15 years and enjoy performing as a session musician in the London’s West End.

(ISC)² James R. Wade Service Award

Hymavathi Pandyaram 2020 (ISC)² James R. Wade Service Award Winner

Hymavathi Pandyaram, CISSP

Identity Specialist, Nulli Secundus Inc.; Director at Large, (ISC)² Alberta Chapter

Hyma is an active volunteer at (ISC)² Alberta Chapter and leads their Safe and Secure Online program. With a great passion to bring cyber safety to the most vulnerable sections of the society, she educates seniors, children, and their parents about safe internet practices, and also helps small businesses in formulating IT security policies and employee training. As a professional consultant, she has been providing identity management solutions to various industry sectors in Canada and the US. Hyma is currently with Nulli-Identity Management in Canada as an identity specialist. She holds a bachelor's degree in engineering.

(ISC)² Diversity Award

Kristin Paget 2020 Diversity Award Winner

Kristin Paget

Offensive Security Researcher, Intel

Kristin is a multi-talented hacker whose experience crosses many domains including cellular, automotive / self-driving, cloud, access control, operating systems, and more. After her transition she decided not to let anything as mundane as gender get in her way, and continued her research, speaking engagements, and career assisting Silicon Valley with its security needs as an “out” transgender woman. She is proud to have helped many transgender people in the security community as advocate, counsel, role model, or simply living proof that “trans” and “hacker” are compatible. She currently lives in California and works for Intel on silicon-level security.

Fellow of (ISC)²

Bonnie Butlin Fellow of (ISC)²

Bonnie Butlin

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Security Partners’ Forum

Bonnie Butlin, is the co-founder and executive director of the Security Partners’ Forum (SPF), a first-of-its-kind agile international network of security professionals, bridging all domains and disciplines of security. Under the SPF banner, she created the Women in Security and Resilience Alliance (WISECRA), which engages networks of women in security and resilience entities across the globe.

Bonnie Butlin has received numerous international awards and accolades, related to security and leadership. In 2017, she was appointed to the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network in Cybersecurity, and in 2018 was appointed to the Global Advisory Council of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management.

Center for Cyber Safety and Education Awards

Julie Peeler Franz “Do It For The Children” Volunteer Award

This award is named after Julie Peeler Franz, who was the first Director of the (ISC)2 Foundation, now the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, where she led for several years. Julie had a brilliant mind and one of the wittiest personalities. She fought cancer with great courage and determination, the same way she approached her efforts to make the cyber world a safer place for everyone.

Julie was an extremely effective spokeswoman for the Center and (ISC)2. Her real passion was to build an educational program that would teach parents, seniors and especially children how to be safe and secure online. Any time you had a conversation with Julie about the Center’s educational programs, she always went right for your heart by reminding you “It’s for the children.”

Greg Thompson 2020 Julie Peeler Franz “Do It For The Children” Volunteer Award Winner

Greg Thompson, CISSP

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Manulife Financial

Greg has extensive experience in industries ranging from Telecommunications to Financial Services. Prior to rejoining Manulife in 2018, Greg worked for Scotiabank for 15 years where he led the combined Operational & IT Risk Practices. He also spent eight years as the head of Cybersecurity Operations in his role as VP and Deputy CISO at Scotiabank.

Greg is active in the global information security community through participation in industry forums and volunteer activities. He has been a volunteer with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education since it began and currently serves as Chairman of Board of Trustees for the Center. He is the former Vice Chair of the (ISC)2 Board of Directors and is a Board Member of the Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange.

Greg has recruited and led a group of volunteers in Toronto, Canada to help support the Center and ensure citizens and children of their community have access to the Center’s award-winning programs. Each year these dedicated volunteers organize a fundraising golf outing that is used to bring the multi-award-winning Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures program to children of Toronto. To-date some 20,000 children have benefited from his leadership and his efforts. As chairman of the Trustees, Greg provides inspirational leadership through both his words and deeds to the rest of the volunteers.

Center for Cyber Safety and Education 2020 Partner of the Year

Volunteers are the heart of any charity, but the lifeblood comes from the support of organizations and companies that share our vision to make it a safer cyber world. These organizations provide valuable resources in time, talent and treasure, and allow us to deliver our vital programs to larger audiences around the globe. Each year, the Center for Cyber Safety and Education recognizes one of our many great partners who has gone above and beyond by providing financial support to advance the cause and taking an active role in growing the program.

The Center for Cyber Safety and Education is pleased to recognize Amazon Web Services (AWS) as our 2020 Partner of the Year.

AWS has become a key player in our efforts to grow the award-winning Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures program into new markets. Their support, leadership and creative input into our new Cyber Safety Day outreach efforts has us on target to provide an additional 100,000 cyber safety lesson to students in the next year. AWS is partnering with the Center to target new cities and expanding not only our delivery of these vital programs in those major markets, but also bringing other organizations and sponsors with them. This team effort will greatly expand and improve our community outreach. For their leadership and commitment to making it a safer cyber world, the Center for Cyber Safety and Education is proud to recognize AWS as our 2020 Partner of the Year.

Amazon Web Serives (AWS) Logo

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) began working with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education in 2019 sponsoring and participating in our first annual Cyber Safety Day Orlando. Since then, they have gone above and beyond sponsoring Cyber Safety Days cross the country and helping the Center expand its award-winning programs beyond the physical classrooms and into homes and virtual classrooms around the world. As a world leader in cloud services, they are committed to the cyber safety of children, parents and senior citizens and serve as a model for individuals and businesses who want to make it a safer cyber world.