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(ISC)² Announces Winners for its Seventh Annual Americas Information Security Leadership Awards

Award winners recognized at (ISC)2 2017 Security Congress

Clearwater, FL, Sept. 26, 2017 — (ISC)² today announced the winners for its seventh annual Americas Information Security Leadership Awards (Americas ISLA®). The awards program celebrates the accomplishments of private and public sector industry leaders throughout the Americas, outside of U.S. federal government, who are inspiring change within the information security workforce. Recipients were announced today during the Americas ISLA luncheon at the seventh annual (ISC)² Security Congress.

Americas ISLA is part of (ISC)²’s Global Awards Program, which aims to recognize the achievements of outstanding industry professionals who have led a workforce improvement initiative, program or project. The program recognizes professionals who are leading initiatives that result in more effective and resilient cybersecurity strategies throughout Central, North and South America.

“The Americas ISLA program showcases leading security practitioners’ accomplishments – work that often goes unnoticed but directly contributes to the strength of our security practices throughout the region ,” said (ISC)2 CEO David Shearer, CISSP. “The winners represent a group of leaders who are dedicated to helping our communities, businesses and government agencies stay safe and secure. Their accomplishments are an inspiration to me and all their peers. We are honored to recognize them at (ISC)2 Security Congress.”

The 2017 Americas ISLA winners are as follows:

Community Awareness:

Christopher Greco
  • Project/Initiative- Silver Hats Founder

Information Security Practitioner:

Oscar Monge
  • Securing Company Assets

Senior Information Security Professional:

Mansur Hasib
  • Cybersecurity Technology Degree Program
Jorge Mario Ochoa
  • Information Security Culture

This year, a judging committee of nine members of the (ISC)² North American and Latin American Advisory Councils reviewed the nominations and selected the winners based upon specific criteria and eligibility requirements.

For more information on the Americas ISLA program, please visit


About (ISC)²®

(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association best known for its award-winning Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, with additional certification and education programs that holistically address security. Our membership, 125,000 strong internationally, is made up of sought-after cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance this new industry. Our vision to inspire a safe and secure cyber world reaches the general public through a commitment to social responsibility via our charitable foundation – The Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM. For more information on (ISC)², visit, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook


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