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Beginning Monday, May 20th, 2013, Americas Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA) program is accepting nominations through July 12, 2013, midnight Eastern time. Nominate an information security or management professional from the       private or public sector in North, Central and South America, with the exception of the U.S. federal government (recognized through the GISLA Program), for their outstanding leadership and achievements in workforce improvement

  • Senior Information Security Professional (examples include: CSO, CISO, information security manager or senior security manager with significant information security management responsibilities) who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the information security workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in any information security workforce improvement initiative, program or project. Candidates in this category typically should have at least five years of work experience directly related to information security. 
  • Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project (non-information security professional examples include: CIO, CFO, program/project manager, etc.) who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the information security workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in any information security workforce improvement initiative, program or project. Candidates in this category typically should have at least five years of work experience and occupy a senior-level position within their organization.
  • Information Security Practitioner who has distinguished him/herself for implementing and/or managing the implementation of a component of a security program (examples include: managing a security awareness and training program, conducting difficult, complex security evaluations, etc.) Candidates in this category typically should have at least three years of work experience directly related to information security.
  • Up-and-Coming Information Security Professional who is a new, rising star in the information security field. The project, improvement or initiative may not relate to leadership as with the other categories, but rather something that relates to their current position or educational work (e.g., university research project, implemented emerging technology, outstanding work in security operations).  

Submissions must align with the category for which they are nominated and are judged based upon completeness and accuracy of the information provided.  Nominations are also judged based on the overall influence, effectiveness and success of the nominees' project, initiative or improvement. Nominators and/or supporting project members may be contacted by a member of the Americas ISLA Judges Committee to confirm accuracy of information provided.

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