(ISC)² Board of Directors Elect 2016 Officers
International team of security professionals elected to lead governing membership body;
Wim Remes elected chair for second time in three years
Clearwater, FL, January 25, 2016 — (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”) today announced the newly elected officers for its Board of Directors. The 13-member board provides governance and oversight for the organization, grants certifications to qualifying candidates and enforces adherence to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics.
Effective January 23, 2016, the following individuals assumed board officer positions:
Wim Remes, CISSP (Belgium)
• Vice Chairperson:
Steven Hernandez, CISSP, CAP, SSCP, CSSLP, HCISPP (USA)
Flemming Faber, CISSP (Denmark)
Jennifer Minella, CISSP (USA)
“Firstly, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the outgoing chair of the Board of Directors Prof. Corey Schou, for all of his volunteer efforts to strengthen (ISC)² and for his ongoing commitment to advancing the profession,” said (ISC)² CEO David Shearer. “He led a momentous update to the organization’s bylaws last year, which required him to transition off the board on December 31, 2015. I also thank Diana-Lynn Contesti and Dave Lewis, whose board terms ended in December, for their contributions. I echo Prof. Schou’s new people with fresh ideas approach that led to the board’s new term limits and welcome the 2016 board officers. I look forward to working with the new officers over the next year as they help us advance the vision of (ISC)² to inspire a safe and secure cyber world.”
The members of the (ISC)² Board of Directors are elected through a voting process each year among the organization’s global membership. The board is comprised of (ISC)²-certified volunteers who are industry leaders from around the globe representing business, government and academia. Visit (ISC)²’s website for a complete list of current board members and their bios.
Formed in 1989, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals worldwide, with nearly 110,000 members in more than 160 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP®), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP®), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information and software security topics. More information is available at www.isc2.org.
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