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(ISC)² James R. Wade Service Award

(ISC)² James R. Wade Service Award


The James R. Wade (ISC)² Service Award is presented by the Board of the Directors to acknowledge the involvement of 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 the Board’s privilege to honor his memory with this award.


Presented annually at the (ISC)² Security Congress event.


Below are the criteria evaluated for this award:

  • Volunteerism: Significance of involvement of the volunteer for (ISC)²
  • Impact: Magnitude of the nominee’s volunteer contributions from their highlighted project/initiative to (ISC)²


(ISC)² is proud to honor our awardees by providing the following benefits. Recipients will receive:

  • Personalized, engraved award
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Recognition throughout the (ISC)² Security Congress conference during award presentation year
  • Recognition within InfoSecurity Professional magazine
  • One complimentary hotel night at Security Congress event in award presentation year, if onsite
  • Complimentary Security Congress pass for each honoree and their nominator
  • Recognition at and invitation to exclusive VIP Awards Reception, if onsite
  • Recognition at Networking Night/Attendee Party during Security Congress, if onsite
  • Press Release and blog post honoring award recipients


To better understand eligibility for nominees, nominators, and award committees, please refer to (ISC)²’s Conflict of Interest Policy.

Eligible Nominees:

  • Any volunteer of (ISC)² 

Ineligible Nominees:

  • Self-nominations are not permitted. 
  • (ISC)² Board of Directors, senior officers and staff. 

Eligible Nominators:

  • (ISC)² Board of Directors
  • Board Awards Committee


For questions or to request more information please email

Tammy Muhtadi
Events and Member Programs Manager

Shawn Lanier
Member Programs Specialist