(ISC)² Global Achievement Awards
(ISC)² recognizes individuals whose excellence and leadership have significantly advanced the cybersecurity industry and contributed to our vision of inspiring a safe and secure cyber world.
(ISC)² offers a variety of awards that recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to cybersecurity and information security industry and who have made a difference in this ever-evolving industry, honoring their tireless efforts and standards of excellence. We encourage you to consider nominating qualified colleagues, mentors and peers.
(ISC)² is proud to recognize our awardees. Recipients will receive a personalized, engraved award as well as the following benefits:
- Recognition throughout the (ISC)² Security Congress during award presentation year
- Recognition within InfoSecurity Professional Magazine
- Complimentary conference passes for each honoree and their nominator to attend the award ceremony during Virtual Security Congress
- Press release and blog post announcing all award recipients
The (ISC)² CEO Award recognizes members who have made a significant impact on the cyber community by contributions to (ISC)² through dedicated and exceptional volunteer efforts.
The Diversity Award is 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.
The Fellow of (ISC)² was established to honor and distinguish a select number of elite information security professionals who have made extraordinary contributions to the information security profession. This award recognizes individuals who have provided exemplary service to the information security profession and excellence in the field of information security.
The Regional (ISC)² Chapter Recognition Awards are presented to an official chapter of (ISC)² within a specific region that best promotes the vision of (ISC)² by inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. The chapter must demonstrate a well-rounded offering of activities and services designed to benefit its members and affiliates, while making a significant contribution to the profession and local community through the core focus areas of the (ISC)² Chapter Program of Connect, Educate, Inspire and Secure.
(ISC)²’s Government Professional Award recognizes government information security leaders whose commitment to excellence has helped to improve government information security and advance an in-demand workforce. The award is given to recognize individuals whose initiatives in the areas of technology improvement, process/policy improvement, workforce improvement has led to significant developments in the security posture of a department, agency, or the entire government. The nominated project/initiative must have been completed within the last 12 months. Candidates must have at least 3 years of work experience, of which must be directly related to government cybersecurity.
The Harold F. Tipton Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the (ISC)² Board of Directors as the highest tribute bestowed in information security. 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 sustained excellence and distinction throughout their entire information security career.
The James R. Wade (ISC)² Service Award is presented by the Board of the Directors 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 the Board’s privilege to honor his memory with this award.
(ISC)²’s Mid-Career Award recognizes an individual who is at the mid-career stage and has demonstrated commitment and achievement in managing or implementing a vital component of a cyber, information, software, infrastructure program/project. The nominated project/initiative must have been completed within the last 12 months. Candidates must have at least 6 years of work experience directly related to cybersecurity.
(ISC)²’s Rising Star Professional Award recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of a up and coming professional who has made a significant impact in the information security industry early in their career. The nominated project/initiative must have been completed within the last 12 months. Candidates must have at least 1-3 years of work experience in cybersecurity industry.
(ISC)²'s Senior Professional Award recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the information security workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in an information security workforce improvement initiative, program or project. The nominated project/initiative must have been completed within the last 12 months. This award is given to a senior professional with at least 10 years of work experience directly related to cybersecurity.