Americas ISLA®    

The call for nominations for the sixth annual (ISC)²® Americas Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA®) Program is NOW OPEN through July 1st, 2016. Held annually by (ISC)² in cooperation with the North and Latin American Advisory Councils, the Americas ISLA Program recognizes information security and management professionals throughout the private and public sectors 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.  

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Award Categories:

  • 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. 
  • Information Security Practitioner who has distinguished themselves for implementing and/or managing the implementation of a component of a security program (examples include: managing a security awareness and training program and, conducting difficult, complex security evaluations) 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, or outstanding work in security operations).  
  • Community Awareness - A project, initiative or program represented by information or non-information security personnel who have significantly contributed to building or broadening security awareness in the local or information security community within the last 12 months. 

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 the accuracy of the information provided.  

 AM-ISLA 2015   

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2015 Sponsors

Silver Sponsors 

Guidance Software Sponsor

Symantec Americas ISLA 2015


2014 Sponsors

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Gold Sponsor

Duo Security

Silver Sponsors

SecureAuth Americas ISLA