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

(ISC)² F. Lynn McNulty Tribute Award


The Center for Cyber Safety and Education’s Julie Peeler Franz “Do It For The Children” Volunteer Award recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the betterment of internet safety. With a passion for cyber safety education and a desire to give back to their community, this recipient is considered an educator and mentor to their community ensuring a safe and secure online environment. The nominated individual must have volunteered for The Center for Cyber Safety and Education within the last 12 months. This award is given to a volunteer whose contributions have directly impacted how children, adults and seniors alike navigate the internet safely.


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.”


Presented to one awardee annually at (ISC)² Security Congress event.


Volunteers will be judged based on the core focus of our mission: To empower students, teachers and whole communities to secure their online life through cyber safety education and awareness with the Safe and Secure Online educational programs; information security scholarships; and industry and consumer research.

Committee will assign respective scores corresponding to the extent they believe the nominee has demonstrated the below criteria within the following focus areas:

  • Utilization of Center Programs: To what magnitude has the individual:
    • Utilized the Center’s Safe and Secure Online programs (11-14, Parents or Seniors) to teach a group(s) of individuals how to be safe and secure online
    • Actively assisted in the translation of Center materials
    • Served as a review panelist on one or more Scholarships
    • Actively assisted with the development or review of Center programs (new and old)
    • Actively served on a Center volunteer committee such as board of trustees, educational, marketing, fundraising
  • Impact: To what extent did the nominee:
    • Contributed to the Center’s fundraising efforts by becoming and active donor and/or actively engaging companies to support their efforts and/or participate or conduct a fundraising event.
  • Dedication: Outside of regular job duties, how strong was the candidate’s level of commitment in contributing to and advancing the program by:
    • Promoting the Center and its programs to individuals, businesses and educators directly, or through media or social media.


(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 Center for Cyber Safety and Education and (ISC)² websites
  • Recognition throughout the (ISC)² Security Congress conference during award presentation year
  • Recognition throughout Center for Cyber Safety and Education and (ISC)² Social Media channels
  • 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:

  • (ISC)² Members and Non-Members
  • Self-nominations are permitted
  • (ISC)² Board of Directors and Center Trustees

Ineligible Nominees:

  • The Center for Cyber Safety and Education staff nor (ISC)² senior officers

Eligible Nominators:

  • Nominations can be submitted by all professionals (within cyber, information, software, infrastructure security professionals, educators or management tiers)
  • Both (ISC)² Members and Non-Members are encouraged to nominate
  • Nominator should be in compliance with (ISC)² Conflict of Interest Policy and Non-Disclosure Agreement


Your nomination package must contain the following components without exceeding the length requirement of two pages (max) per document.

  • Completed nomination form hosted in submission system. The nomination form will require details such as:
    • Relationship with nominee
    • Account of nominee’s accomplishments for each of the award’s criteria
      Please be sure to complete all required sections and save your work. You may return and finish your submission at any time before the submission deadline.
  • A curriculum vitae or Linked-in profile link for the nominee (non-prescriptive). Include the candidate’s name, address and email, history of employment, degrees, research experience, honors, memberships, and service to the community through committee work, advisory boards, etc.
  • Optional: A nomination letter with one-sentence citation (150-words). Letterhead stationery is preferred. Nominator’s name, title, institution, and contact information (phone number and email address) are required. The citation should appear at either the beginning or end of the nomination letter. The nomination letter should account for the accomplishments of the candidate based on the criteria established for this award.


  • Nominated project must be completed outside of nominators’ normal duties and responsibilities.
  • Submissions must align with the category for which they are nominated and requires completeness and accuracy of the information provided. Nominators may be contacted by The Center for Cyber Safety and Education staff regarding the nomination package requirements or to clarity or confirm the accuracy of any information provided.
  • Multiple nominations of same nominee do not increase chances of winning.
  • Nominators can submit several nominations, including several for the same nominee in different categories, as long as the profile and project stay relevant to the category. A separate form is required for each entry, even if you are submitting the same person for more than one category. However, you may not nominate the same individual in the same category, more than once, and you may not nominate the same person with the same project for different categories. The project must be different and appropriate to the category.
  • An individual cannot win the same category for two years in a row. Award recipients can be nominated and chosen for another award different from the award received previously.
  • If the nominee does not want some of the information on the application known, the nominator may indicate which parts of the application should be kept confidential. Further, the information will only be used to judge against criteria and will not be distributed outside of the committee or announced publicly, without express consent of the company and the nominee.
  • Members of the judging panel must abide by (ISC)²’s Non-Disclosure Agreement policy. In addition, The Center for Cyber Safety and Education has a strict privacy policy and will respect all requests for confidentiality.
  • All submissions must be in English. Supporting documents and any material submitted that is not in English will not be considered. Please also provide a brief description of the document in English, if only a local language supporting document is available.
  • Guidelines and procedures may be changed at the discretion of The Center for Cyber Safety and Education.


For questions or to request more information please email

Tammy Muhtadi
Events and Member Programs Manager

Gina Pacheco
Member Programs Specialist