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(ISC)² Announces 2018 Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements Honorees

ISLA Asia-Pacific Gala to be held during (ISC)2 Security Congress APAC July 9-10 in Hong Kong 

Hong Kong, June 1, 2018 — (ISC)² – the largest nonprofit membership association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced the honorees for its 12th annual Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) Program. (ISC)² will recognize 17 honorees at a Gala Dinner and Ceremony on July 9, 2018 at the Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong, during the  (ISC)2 Security Congress APAC 2018.

“Cybersecurity professionals face unprecedented challenges securing their organizations from new and emerging threats throughout the region,” said David Shearer, (ISC)² CEO. “Adding even greater importance to their roles, the APAC security workforce is also working hard to accommodate a wide range of sweeping data protection, privacy and breach notification legislation being adopted throughout the region. That’s why this year it is especially gratifying to recognize so many talented security professionals for their dedication, commitment and accomplishments.”

The 2018 Showcased Honorees and Honorees are as follows:

In the Information Security Educator category: 

  • Prof. Ryoichi Sasaki, Special Full-time Professor, Tokyo Denki University (Showcased Honoree)

In the Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project category:

  • Manoj Abraham, Inspector General of Police & Nodal Officer, Cyberdome, Kerala Police (Showcased Honoree)
  • Nick Charnley, BMechEng (Hons), Deputy Director - Group Cyber Security, CLP Holdings
  • Goh Eng Choon, Deputy President, Cybersecurity Systems Group and General Manager, Info-Security, ST Engineering Electronics
  • Soon Dol Hong, Director for ICT Management, Ministry of Justice
  • Yuichi Kuramoto, CISSP, CEO, White Motion

In the Senior Information Security Professional category:

  • Hikohiro Y Lin, Head of Panasonic PSIRT and General Manager of Product Security Global Strategy Office, Panasonic (Showcased Honoree and Community Service Star)
  • Shinji Abe, CISSP, Director, NTT Security KK
  • Wai Keung Liu, CISSP, ISSAP, CRISC, Head of Information Security Risk Management, DBS Bank Limited
  • Dr. Jaemo Seung, CISA, CISO, CPO, Vice President, Samsung Card Co., Ltd
  • Yong Seok Shin, CISO, Viva Republica Co., Ltd.
  • Dr. Ming-Kung Sun, Lead Auditor ISO 27001, CEH, CHFI, Senior Manager, Acer Cyber Security Inc.
  • Yudong Zhang, Senior Director, Alibaba Group

In the Information Security Practitioner category:

  • Seungyeon Han, Assistant Manager, Korea Southern Power Co., Ltd (Showcased Honoree)
  • Minseok Cha, Senior Principal Malware Researcher, AhnLab
  • Mayumi Hirata, Representative/Community Organizer, Mew Labo
  • Hayato Kiriyama, CISSP, CISA, MBA, Senior Security Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services Japan K.K.

The 2018 (ISC)² ISLA Asia-Pacific Nomination Review Committee is comprised of members of the (ISC)² Asia-Pacific Advisory Council and previous ISLA Asia-Pacific honorees. For details about the members of 2018 ISLA Asia-Pacific Nomination Review Committee, please visit  


(ISC)² Security Congress APAC

Concurrently, (ISC)2 Security Congress APAC 2018, will take place July 9-10 at Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. Themed “Enrich. Enable. Excel.,” Security Congress will focus on bringing together leading cybersecurity professionals to advance industry best practices. Over the course of the two-day event, more than 400 cybersecurity professionals, including researchers, frontline practitioners, CISOs and CIOs will share information on the industry’s most pressing topics, including cybercrime, compliance, critical infrastructure and application security and more.

For more information and to register for (ISC)2 Security Congress APAC, please visit For further inquiries and members of the press wishing to attend, please contact Maggie Yuen, marketing manager for (ISC)² Asia-Pacific, at or +852 2850 6957.


About (ISC)²® 
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