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(ISC)² Announces Finalists for its 8th Annual Americas Information Security Leadership Awards

Award winners to be recognized at (ISC)² Security Congress in New Orleans

Clearwater, FL, August 16, 2018 – (ISC)² – the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced the finalists for its eighth annual Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA®) Americas program.

The awards program celebrates the accomplishments of cybersecurity professionals working in the private and public sector throughout the Americas, outside of the U.S. federal government. Finalists are recognized for demonstrating leadership within the workforce. Winners will be announced during the ISLA Americas luncheon at the eighth annual (ISC)² Security Congress on Oct. 9 in New Orleans.

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

“The ISLA Americas program celebrates individuals of the community who have distinguished themselves in our profession, which demands the best from all of us,” said Brian Correia, managing director, North America, (ISC)². “These deserving professionals are working day in and day out to advance the workforce in a way that will create a positive impact for years to come. They truly personify the (ISC)² mission of inspiring a safe and secure cyber world.”

The 2018 ISLA Americas finalists are as follows:

Community Awareness:

Joseph Carson, CISSP - Chief Security Scientist, Thycotic

  • Project: Cyber Security for Dummies

Nemi George - Sr. Director of Information Security, Pacific Dental Services

  • Project: Okta Deployment


Information Security Practitioner:

Domingo Castillo, CISSP - AVP Regional Information Security Officer, Chubb

  • Project: Information Security Technology Convergence

Robb Van Eck, CISSP, CCSP - Senior Information Security Architect

  • Project: ePHI Data Identification


Senior Information Security Professional:

Dave Bailey, CISSP - Manager of Security Services, CynergisTek, Inc.

  • Project: Security Partner Network

Rinki Sethi, CISSP - Vice President of Information Security, Palo Alto Networks

  • Project: Security Education Growth Initiative

A judging committee comprised of members of the (ISC)² Advisory Councils in North and Latin America reviewed the nominations and selected the finalists based on specific criteria and eligibility requirements. For more information on the ISLA Americas program, please visit


About (ISC)²

(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, pragmatic approach to security. Our membership, over 138,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation – The Center for Cyber Safety and Education™. For more information on (ISC)², visit, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.



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