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(ISC)² Board of Directors and Bylaws

One of the many things that makes the (ISC)² community special is we have members who seek out challenges. We see that every day in our (ISC)² Board of Directors.

Elected by fellow members, our board members are (ISC)² certified like you. These leading information security professionals represent a wide range of organizations around the world. As our board members, they’re responsible for:

  • Providing strategic direction, governance and oversight for (ISC)²
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Granting certifications
  • Enforcing the (ISC)² Code of Ethics
  • Get to Know Our Board Members Get to Know Our Board Members
    Zach Tudor

    Zachary Tudor, CISSP (U.S.)

    Zachary (Zach) is the Associate Laboratory Director of Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL) National and Homeland Security’s (N&HS) organization. It’s a major center for national security technology development and demonstration, employing 550 scientists and engineers across $300M in programs for the: 

    • Department of Defense (DOD)
    • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    • The Intelligence Community
    N&HS is responsible for INL’s Nuclear Nonproliferation, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Defense Systems and Homeland Security missions that include:
    • Safeguarding and securing vulnerable nuclear material
    • Enhancing the overall security and resilience of the nation’s infrastructure
    • Providing protective system solutions and heavy manufacturing of armor for national defense
    Zach has more than 30 years of experience in IT and cyber security management, operations and incident response. 

    Past positions include Program Director in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International, support to the Control Systems Security Program (CSSP) and the ICS-CERT at DHS, on-site deputy, program manager for the NRO’s world-wide operational network, information security manager for OSD CIO’s Enterprise Operations Support Team and security management support for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

    Zach holds an M.S. in Information Systems from George Mason University concentrating in cyber security.


    Lori Ross O’Neil, CISSP

    Lori Ross O’Neil, CISSP (U.S.)
    Vice Chairperson
    (ISC)² Board Business Practices Committee Chair

    Lori is a Cyber Security Project Manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In her current role with PNNL, Lori manages multimillion-dollar energy cybersecurity research projects where her teams work in partnership with government agencies and industry to perform research and development to deliver "first of a kind" solutions in the mission to protect the United States national critical infrastructure.

    She has more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity and information technology, the last 10 years of which has focused on operational security of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) with a focus on the U.S. energy sector. She previously held various technical positions with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), focused on orbital vehicle missions and the manufacture of the last U.S. Space Shuttle.

    Yiannis Pavlosoglou

    Yiannis Pavlosoglou, CISSP (Greece)
    (ISC)² Bylaws & Ethics Committee Chair

    Yiannis Pavlosoglou is the founder & CEO of Kiberna, specializing in cyber risk engineering. As a cybersecurity executive with over 20 years’ experience, he has a proven record in the financial services industry and has helped several companies, including two of his own, succeed in Europe and the U.K. Yiannis has effectively held the position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in both government and industry and has served for several years as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of a 501(c) 6 non-profit organization headquartered in the U.S.

    David Melnick, CISSP (USA)

    David Melnick, CISSP (U.S.)
    (ISC)² Board Audit Committee Chair

    David Melnick, Vice President Web Isolation at Proofpoint and previous founder and CEO of WebLife, has almost 25 years of experience in technology and security. David has worked extensively with both U.S. and global companies advising them on setting strategy, developing risk-based priorities, and operationalizing effective governance of highly sensitive and regulated data. David’s experience includes implementing security technology and addressing privacy regulatory requirements including Global, U.S. Federal and U.S. State privacy requirements. 

    David has authored several books through McGraw Hill Publishing and Macmillan Publishing including PDA Security: Incorporating Handhelds into your Enterprise. Currently his books have been translated into four languages including Japanese, Chinese and Italian. David is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E CIPP/US), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

    Aloysius Cheang, CISSP (Singapore)

    Aloysius Cheang, CISSP (United Arab Emirates)

    Aloysius Cheang is a senior corporate executive with extensive experience running global businesses. In his line of work, he has built and led large multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary team spread across five continents and four major time zones in highly heterogeneous and demanding environments. 

    Along with serving on the (ISC)² Board, Aloysius serves as a Board Director and EVP APAC for U.K.-based cyber leadership think tank, the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + International Studies. He is also a Director with AC3Labs in Singapore and co-founder of Taiwan-based IoT and blockchain security startups, iSyncGroup Inc and Doqubiz Inc. Aloysius was most recently co-founder and managing director for Cloud Security Alliance APAC.

    As a globally recognized cybersecurity expert, Aloysius's professional perspective is highly valued by major media such as the BBC, Times, Wall Street Journal, Xinhua News, SCMP, The Hindu, China Times, Straits Times and CNA.

    Art Friedman

    Arthur R. Friedman, CISSP (U.S.)
    (ISC)² Board Awards Committee Chair

    Arthur Friedman has 40 years of diversified technical, national policy, management and teaching experience in the cybersecurity field. He currently supports the Committee on National Security Systems and the National Security Council as a senior Cybersecurity Strategist. He has held various technical and management positions at the National Security Agency supporting the computer network defense mission.

    Arthur also worked in the private sector for The MITRE Corporation and Booz Allen and Hamilton as a systems security engineer. Additionally, he is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He previously served on both the (ISC)² Government Advisory Council and a judge for the Information Security Leadership Awards® - U.S. Government for 13 years.

    Arthur is an adjunct faculty member teaching Network Security and Cybersecurity classes for Towson University. He has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Hofstra University and graduate degrees in Business Administration from Boston University and National Security Policy from the United States Army War College.

    He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a Colonel with his last assignment with the United States Strategic Command responsible for planning and executing non-kinetic/cyber operations at the strategic level.

    Arthur lives in Maryland and spends his free time sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with his wife.

    Rachel Guinto, CISSP
    Rachel Guinto, CISSP (Canada)

    Rachel Guinto is a seasoned risk and cybersecurity professional located in Canada. Her diverse experience spans two decades encompassing roles in operations, governance, and risk management. Her career across multiple areas of information security started several years after graduating from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. She took an unconventional path to cybersecurity starting first in the production department of a print advertising company followed by editorial roles at a tourism magazine. As the internet quickly gained in popularity, Rachel adapted and pivoted to the digital world as a web content producer for the financial portal of an organization's women focused website.

    Due to the collapse of the dotcom era, the website she worked for was cancelled and departments downsized. With extra time on her hands, Rachel continued to pursue opportunities in the digital space and enrolled in an accelerated program at Centennial College for Applied Arts and Science, earning a diploma in computer programming. The program required completion of an internship and as luck would have it, she landed a role in the information security department of a Canadian bank. This internship led to Rachel's first full-time position since transitioning to a new career path. From there, her journey expanded over time across many security domains including roles in access management, assessment, and assurance, hardening validation and vulnerability management.

    After several years as a security advisor for internal projects, Rachel navigated multiple management roles at two Canadian banks leading teams in customer identity, cryptographic infrastructure operations and architecture, metrics reporting, application development and support, and enterprise security standards and regulatory management. These diverse experiences led to her appointment as a CISO with a provincial government agency, followed by a role at Manulife in the second line of defense where she is currently the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Information Risk Management.

    Rachel is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and active in the industry and community. She is a member of the Advisory Council of York University’s Cloud Computing Strategy, and the standards review committee of the CIO Strategy Council. Rachel volunteers her time with (ISC)² having presented the Cyber Safety and Education material to parents and students and participated in CISSP exam development. She is also often a speaker and panelist at various IT and security conferences, and post-secondary institutions. Somewhere in between all these engagements, Rachel also manages a household of three active children and an energetic labradoodle.

    Dan Houser, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, CCSP, CSSLP (United States)

    Dan Houser is Group Manager within the security advisory practice of a global firm, providing vCISO, business strategy alignment, secure supply chain and identity strategy. He brings six years of prior service on the (ISC)² Board of Directors (2009-2014) including serving as treasurer and chair of many committees. With a passion for strategy, privacy and international execution, Dan has led multiple initiatives for Fortune 500 firms launching new companies and divisions in Southeast Asia. A published author known for innovation in security, Dan is a frequent speaker at international conferences and serves on the RSA program committee.

    As an experienced board member, Dan has served as consultant to multiple boards, training boards' leadership and coaching struggling boards back to successful operations and execution on mission. Dan holds an MBA, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, CSSLP, CISA, CISM and CGEIT credentials. He helped create and launch three (ISC)² certifications: CISSP-ISSAP, CISSP-ISSMP and HCISPP. He is also the co-author of the CISSP-ISSAP Common Body of Knowledge (cryptography).

    Dan's vision for (ISC)² is to continue the strong work at focusing on delivering and improving membership value, while driving renewed engagement in EMEA, Asia and South America, improve product portfolio management, and forge relationships with governments to achieve a balanced approach to licensure in the information security field. Improving ethics, diversity and inclusion in the workforce will be necessary to meet the challenges of market demand and the future of our profession, and (ISC)² must be a voice for change. As an experienced board member who believes in servant leadership, Dan strives to contribute to the betterment of our profession and the (ISC)² organization.

    Eiji Kuwana, CISSP
    Eiji Kuwana, CISSP (Japan)

    Dr. Eiji Kuwana, CISSP is the President and Chief Executive Officer of NTT TechnoCross Corporation of the NTT Group, a global leader in information and communications technology.

    Eiji has engaged the NTT research and development efforts for cloud and cyber security technologies over the years. He led a number of large-scale IT system development projects at NTT Group. He was also a member of expert panel for Science and Technology Policy, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office of Japan.

    Eiji has published more than 40 scholarly works on the subjects of computer networks, software engineering, and multimedia technologies. He also served as a technical program committee member for conferences produced by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Information Processing Society of Japan.

    Eiji received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo in 1982 and 1984, respectively. Also he earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Tsukuba in 2000. He was a visiting research scientist at the University of Michigan from 1991 to 1992.

    Samara Moore, CISSP

    Samara Moore, CISSP (U.S.)

    Samara Moore is a Senior Manager and Global Energy Specialist at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Samara leads the security assurance program for global regulated industries and the U.S. public sector. As a thought leader and seasoned cybersecurity practitioner, she has focused her career on implementing and sustaining programs to effectively manage cyber risks and align security measures with business and IT strategies.

    Prior to joining AWS, Samara managed enterprise security programs for regulated and non-regulated environments for a major energy provider. She also managed security programs within the federal government for more than 10 years, including as a Director of Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity for the WH National Security Council and Sr. Cybersecurity Advisor at the Energy Department. Samara has worked in security consulting, operations and policy, and led development of frameworks such as the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model and supported development of the NIST Cyber Security Framework. She also serves as an advisor/board member for several nonprofit cybersecurity organizations.

    Samara has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Tech and graduate degree in Engineering Management and System Engineering (Information Security Management) from George Washington University.

    James Packer, CISSP, CCSP
    James Packer, CISSP, CCSP (Switzerland)

    James Packer is a proud and dedicated advocate for (ISC)² members and fellow information security professionals. Having volunteered with the association for many years, his focus has been member engagement, predominantly in the Chapters domain and driving progress in the industry as a collective. As he puts it, “his doors are always open for progress, get in touch!”

    He founded the (ISC)² London Chapter with a mission of creating a down to earth, collaborative forum where all ideas and views are welcomed and considered; then went on to provide guidance and support to Chapters across the U.K. and EMEA, something he still does today.

    Professionally, James has more than 15 years of experience working around the world in industries including education, professional services, financial services, M&A and insurance.

    He is an avid mentor of fellow security professionals and enjoys helping the younger generation better understand the cyber world through presentations at schools and colleges. He also participates in several law enforcement prevention programs in the U.K. to provide a positive perspective of cybersecurity to young offenders.

    Jill Slay, CISSP (Australia)

    Jill Slay, CISSP (Australia)
    (ISC)² Board Nominations Committee Chair

    Jill Slay is the University of South Australia SmartSat Professorial Chair in Cybersecurity and leads the Cybersecurity and Resilience Theme of the Australian SmartSat Co-operative Research Centre. She has an international research reputation in cybersecurity (particularly digital forensics, cyber intelligence and cyberwarfare).

    From 2017-2019, Jill was Director of Cyber Resilience Initiatives for the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and led ACS work on the development of Professional Standards in Cyber Security for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. She has published more than 140 outputs and supervised more than 20 Ph.Ds in information assurance, critical infrastructure protection, security and forensic computing and more recently in LEO satellite cybersecurity. Her current research foci include Satellite Cyber Security and Cyber Dependency and Resilience of Critical Infrastructure. She is a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and a Fellow of (ISC)², for all for her service in information security.

    Lisa Young, CISSP
    Lisa Young, CISSP (U.S.)

    Lisa Young is a cybersecurity executive and trusted advisor to public and private sector organizations in the areas of integrated risk management, operational resilience, quantitative risk analysis, boards of directors’ cyber risk reporting, and security metrics development. She is a prominent cybersecurity veteran, having worked in government, military, industry, research, and academia. Lisa is currently employed as Vice President of Cyber Risk at Axio Global, Inc., an integrated risk management SaaS platform provider. She holds a Master of Public Policy with a cybersecurity concentration and a B.A. in Business Administration.

Corporate Governance

(ISC)²’s governance framework guides how our Board of Directors and our management oversee our nonprofit corporation. This framework is outlined in our governing documents, including the (ISC)² Bylaws.

The (ISC)² Amended and Restated Bylaws establish fundamental principles about our members’ rights, Board operations and key governance policies.
  • (ISC)² Board of Directors Frequently Asked Questions (ISC)² Board of Directors Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the duties and powers of the (ISC)² Board of Directors?


    The (ISC)² Board of Directors represents our membership as a whole. Our Bylaws govern the responsibilities and activities of the organization.

    Our Bylaws clearly state: The Board of Directors shall have the powers and duties of a board of directors pursuant to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and shall be responsible for the policy and governance of the Corporation. The Board shall hire, direct and oversee the CEO.

    In addition, the (ISC)² Board of Directors:

    • Works with management to ensure that policy and strategy are set, documented and clearly understood by both the board and management.
    • Ensures that (ISC)² management is performing to a level that allows them to deliver on their objectives.
    • Ensures that the assets of the corporation are being used wisely and strategic initiatives are adequately resourced.

    What are the responsibilities of the (ISC)² Board?


    The (ISC)² Board of Directors:

    • Provides overall corporate governance
    • Issues certifications to qualified candidates who have met all the necessary credential requirements
    • Reviews and approve proposed new credentials or changes to existing credentials
    • Participates on various committees, such as the Nominating Committee, Ethics Committee, Scheme Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and Scholarship Committee
    • Acts as evangelists and advocates for the organization and the (ISC)² mission
    • Adheres to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics and all other (ISC)² policies.

    What is the term of office and how many terms can a Board member serve?


    Our member-elected directors serve three-year terms. Our board-appointed directors serve terms that are up to three years in length.

    Each director serves until his or her successor is duly appointed or elected.

    The terms are staggered. Only one-third of our directors stand for election each year. This is a best practice for nonprofit organizations. It provides continuity of leadership and stewardship.

    A director may serve up to six years in any 10-year period.


    Do Board members get paid?


    Our board members are volunteers. They aren’t paid for their time and effort.

    (ISC)² does pay their travel expenses to attend mandatory board meetings and committee meetings.


    What is the (ISC)² Board’s nomination process?


    The (ISC)² Board of Directors has an open call for nominations from all certified (ISC)² members in good standing from May 12-June 12, 2022. Members can self-nominate for consideration by the Board as a potential candidate. Following the close of nominations, the Nomination Committee will review all qualified candidates against various criteria. This process ensures that candidates:

    • Have demonstrated their abilities.
    • Have the desire to provide their expertise and energies to (ISC)² over an extended period of time.
    • Are likely to be productive Board members.

    Those selected by the Board of Directors for election by the membership will be notified individually. The slate of candidates will be announced to the membership on August 3 (90 days before the election).


    Are there regular meetings that (ISC)² members may attend?


    (ISC)² holds a meeting that’s open to all members at least once a year. Usually, it happens along with the first board meeting of the year — typically, in Florida, USA.

    Members are notified of the meeting at least 60 days in advance of the meeting.