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(ISC)² and KPMG to Survey Federal Cybersecurity Executives

Respondent Views on the State of Federal Cybersecurity To Be Released May 19 at (ISC)²’s CyberSecureGov in D.C.

Alexandria, VA., U.S.A., March 2, 2016 — (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals with more than 110,000 members worldwide, and KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, today announced they will survey federal cybersecurity executives on the state of cybersecurity in the federal government.

The results will become part of a report, The 2016 State of Cybersecurity from the Federal Cyber Executive Perspective--An (ISC)2 Report, to be issued at (ISC)²’s CyberSecureGov training event in Washington on May 19, and will be shared with the new federal chief information security officer, cybersecurity decision makers, industry stakeholders and members of Congress and staff.

Chief information security officers, chief information officers, senior cybersecurity managers and other federal leaders with cybersecurity oversight will be surveyed on topics including:
-- How executives plan to target the proposed Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) resources
-- What agencies have done in response to the OPM breach
-- How cybersecurity is being prioritized throughout agencies and departments
-- What is and is not motivating current executives to remain in government
-- What they see as the most significant game-changing cybersecurity solutions

“As evidenced by the announcement of the new federal CISO position, the federal cyber executive perspective has an increasing role in helping government leaders make complex business decisions,” said Dan Waddell, CISSP, CAP, PMP, (ISC)² managing director, North America Region, and director, U.S. Government Affairs. “Together with KPMG, (ISC)² is in the unique position to provide this platform for the voice of federal cyber executives to be heard at this very critical time.”

Tony Hubbard, KPMG principal who advises government entities on cybersecurity concerns, said, “Government agencies are among the most targeted by cybersecurity attackers. We are excited to work with (ISC)2 on this effort, and we hope this survey’s findings will ultimately help the federal cybersecurity community expand its holistic solutions for fortifying the federal government against cyber threats.”


About (ISC)²
Formed in 1989, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals worldwide, with over 110,000 members in more than 160 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Authorization Professional (CAPÒ), Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPÒ), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSPSM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSPÒ) and related concentrations, Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLPÒ), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPÒ) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCPÒ) 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

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KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 174,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 155 countries.


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Courtney Jewell Beveridge
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Matt Weiss, KPMG LLP