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The (ISC)² Board of Directors is comprised of information security professionals from around the world representing academia, private organizations and government agencies. All volunteers and (ISC)²-certified, the Board provides governance and oversight for the organization, grants certifications to qualifying candidates and enforces adherence to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics.




Wim Remes

Wim Remes, Chair, CISSP (Belgium)  

As a Managing Consultant at IOActive, Wim Remes leverages his 15 years of security leadership experience to advise clients on reducing their risk posture by solving complex security problems and by building resiliency into their organization. Wim delivers expert guidance on reducing the high cost of IT security failures, both financially and in terms of brand reputation with his deep expertise in network security, identity management, policy design, risk assessment and penetration testing. Before joining the IOActive team Wim was a Manager of Information Security for Ernst and Young and a Security Consultant for Bull, where he gained valuable experience building security programs for enterprise class clients. Wim has been engaged in various infosec community initiatives such as the co-development of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), InfosecMentors, The Eurotrash Security Podcast and organizing the BruCON security conference. Wim has been a featured speaker at international conferences such as Excaliburcon (China), Blackhat Europe, Source Boston, Source Barcelona and SecZone (Colombia).

Corey Schou

Corey Schou, Vice Chair, PhD, CSSLP, Fellow of (ISC)² (USA)

Professor Corey Schou, PhD., CSSLP, Fellow of (ISC)², co-chairperson of the (ISC)² Asian Advisory Board, is the University professor of Informatics, professor of information systems and associate dean for computer information systems program at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, USA. He is also director of the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC) and the Informatics Research Institute (IRI). In addition, he is a founder and current Chairperson of the National Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education. Prof. Schou was the recipient of the (ISC)² Harold F. Tipton Award for 2001.

Dave Lewis - Board of Directors

Dave Lewis, Secretary, CISSP (Canada)

Dave Lewis has over 15 years of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT operations and management. He received his CISSP in 2002. Currently, Dave works in the information security practice for Advanced Micro Devices. Dave is the founder of the popular security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest, Contributing Analyst at Securosis as well as Co-Founder and Director of OpenCERT Canada. OpenCERT is the first non-profit national computer emergency response team that will provide services to users within Canada. Dave is the co-host of the weekly Liquidmatrix Podcast and has spoken at many conferences such as Sector Security Conference, RSA Security USA, SOURCE Boston and EnergySec. Prior to his current role, Dave worked in the finance, healthcare, entertainment, and critical infrastructure verticals. He has worked for a defense contractor as a security consultant to clients such as the FBI, US Navy, Social Security Administration, US Postal Service, and the US Department of Defense.

Greg Thompson 2011

Greg Thompson, Treasurer, CISSP (Canada)

An IT and Security professional with 23 years of industry experience in industries ranging from Telecommunications (Circuit Design & Engineering) to the Financial Services Industry. Mr. Thompson has held various senior level Information Security management positions including Head of Global IS Security and CISO for Manulife Financial Corporation (Toronto, Canada – 2002-2003), VP Enterprise Security Services, Scotiabank Group (Toronto Canada - Present). Mr. Thompson achieved his CISSP accreditation from (ISC)² in December 2001. Mr. Thompson is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business Executive Leadership Program. (University of Western Ontario). Mr. Thompson is an accomplished public speaker and has authored several articles on behalf of (ISC)², published on Dark reading. In 2011 Mr. Thompson was awarded the Financial Services CISO of the Year by SC Magazine Readers. Mr. Thompson lives in Whitby, Ontario, Canada and is married with three children.

Diana Lynn Contesti

Diana-Lynn Contesti, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, CSSLP, SSCP (Canada)

Diana-Lynn Contesti has 25 years of experience in Information Security.  Currently, she is the Chief Information Security Officer for a Global Fortune 100 company headquartered in Luxembourg.  In this role, Diana provides oversight of the Information Security Program and develops standards and guidelines that are used internationally.   Prior to joining the Global staff, she provided Information Security best practices to the local organization, including developing policies, security awareness, forensic investigations, and data classification schemas.  Diana has done many presentations on the security related to SCADA systems, as well as APT, UNIX security and securing Active Directory and is a published author of the Official (ISC)² Guide to the SSCP CBK (first edition). Ms. Contesti is a member of the Application Advisory board and has been actively involved as an (ISC)² volunteer for the past 15 years. She also championed the Women's Scholarship with (ISC)².

Dan Houser


Dan Houser is Sr Security & Identity Architect for a Global 100 healthcare organization, based in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to providing Information Security Architecture and Risk Management subject matter expertise, he drives the organization's Security & Identity and Access Management strategies. Mr. Houser is a published author with published primary & secondary research papers on identity & security, holds the CISM & CGEIT certifications, and is an often sought after instructor and speaker.

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Greg Mazzone, CISSP (Australia)

Greg Mazzone has over 14 year's leadership experience in IT security issues working in the commercial, consulting and government sectors. He is currently the Director - Security Risk & Assurance for Verizon in Canberra-Australia. Prior to this, Mr. Mazzone worked for KPMG Canberra, and provided ICT security advice to the Australian Government. His work for the Australian Government Attorney-General's Department has included: Director Government E-Security Policy in the Cyber Security Policy Branch, where he provided cybersecurity policy and technology advice during the development of the new Australian Government Information Security Protocol component of the Protective Security Policy Framework; and, as a Director of the CERT Australia section during the establishment of the National Computer Emergency Response Team Australia (CERT Australia). He is also a member on Standards Australia IT Security and Health Information Security committees, and is an active chapter member with OWASP Canberra, Australia.

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Jennifer Minella, CISSP (USA)

Jennifer Minella is currently VP of Engineering and Consulting CISO with Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. With more than 15 years' experience working in the technology industry, Jennifer's most recent focus is in specialized areas of infrastructure security, including network access control (NAC) and 802.1X, wireless security technologies, industrial security and SCADA. Most recently, Jennifer has provided strategic security consulting for government agencies, educational institutions and Fortune 100 and 500 corporations. In addition to consulting and client project implementations, Mrs. Minella is an author, contributor and trusted media resource for information security topics. Mrs. Minella was a contributing author of the (ISC)² Official CISSP Courseware v9 and a co-author of Low Tech Hacking. Jennifer is also a consulting faculty member of IANS Research, contributing author of technology publications, and a trusted technical advisor to editors and journalists across the U.S.

Richard Nealon 2012

 Richard Nealon, CISSP, SSCP, CISM, CISA (Europe)

Richard Nealon has worked in information security and related disciplines within the financial sector more than 20 years. His current role includes the formulation, management, and reporting of security assurance metrics for an Irish bank. He was one of the first CISSPs in Ireland and has been actively involved as an (ISC)² volunteer for over 10 years. He has a long time involvement with the Irish Information Security Forum (IISF) and is a committee member of the Irish Computer Society Security Professional's Network (ICS SPN). He was awarded the James R. Wade (ISC)² Service Award by (ISC)² in 2010 for his long-time contribution to the organisation in many different roles He was also the first Irish recipient of the COSAC award (2003).

2013 Howard Schmidt

Prof. Howard A. Schmidt  (USA)

Professor Howard Schmidt - Director Computer Crime & Information Warfare 1994-1997 AFOSI, CISO/CSO 1997-2002 Microsoft Corp. Vice Chairman, President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board 2002-2003, White House, VP-CISO/Chief Security Strategist 2003-2005, eBay. President & CEO R&H Security Consulting, 2005-2009, President & CEO 2008-2010 Information Security Forum (ISF), Special Assistant to the President & Cybersecurity Coordinator, 2009-2012, White House, 2012-Present, Partner & Co-Founder Ridge, Schmidt Cyber LLC., Executive Director, 2012 to Present, SAFECode.

Jill Slay

Jill Slay, CISSP (Australia)

Jill Slay is Director of the new Australian Centre for Cyber Security at UNSW Canberra @ ADFA.  With long-term funding allocated, this centre aims to develop critical mass in cross-disciplinary research and teaching in Cyber Security to serve the Australian Government and Defence Force and help strengthen the Digital Economy. She has established an international research reputation in forensic computer science, IT security, critical infrastructure protection and cyber terrorism.   With a variety of collaborators, she instigated cross-disciplinary research that draws on social science, anthropology, law, drugs and crime, police and justice studies, as well as systems and communications engineering and IT, to achieve its aims. She has published one book and more than 92 refereed book chapters, journal articles or research papers in information assurance, critical infrastructure protection, security and forensic computing in the last 10 years.  She has completed the supervision of 16 PhDs (mostly in this research area) and has  won over AUD2 million in Australian Government Category 1 research income, including a Future Fellowship,  and AUD 0.5 million in Category 2 grants, and have also worked in large collaborative projects with industrial partners internationally.

Freddy Tan

Freddy Tan, CISSP (Asia)

Freddy Tan was the Cyber Security Strategist with Microsoft Asia, responsible for communicating Microsoft's security strategy, identifying emerging security trends, and cultivating relationships with the governments, industry associations and academia to foster a spirit of collaboration and mutual support in Asia. He was awarded the (ISC)² President's Award in 2003 in recognition of his volunteer work with (ISC)² and continues to serve as the co-chairperson of the (ISC)² Asia Advisory Board.  In 2013, he was appointed as the APAC Strategy Advisor for Cloud Security Alliance. Freddy is also the Vice President and founding member of the Singapore Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP). He also is a resource person for the UN-ESCAP Academy Training for ICT for Development (ICTD) Capacity-Building program where he has delivered on Information Security and Privacy module in Korea and Myanmar. He has over 25 years of experience in Information Security serving with the Singapore government and 5 years with Microsoft. He has presented on security in Bangladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vietnam and has also been called upon by media in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, United States and Vietnam for his opinions regarding cyber security. 

Hiroshi Yasuda Board of Directors

Prof. Hiroshi Yasuda, Dr.E, CISSP (Japan)

Prof. Yasuda received the B.E., M.E. and Dr.E. from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 1967, 1969, and 1972 respectively. Then, he had joined the Electrical Communication Laboratories of NTT in 1972. After served twenty-five years (1972-1997), with the last position of Vice President, Director of NTT Information and Communication Systems Laboratories at Yokosuka, he left NTT and has joined The University of Tokyo. He acted Director of The Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) for 2 years (2003-2005), and he is now a professor in Tokyo Denki University. His study area is applied information technology. He has been involved in works on Video Coding, Image Processing, Tele-presence, B-ISDN Network and Services, Internet and Computer Communication Applications. Now he has started researches on DRM (Digital Rights Management), Network Security and “Kansei” (more human) communication. He is now advocating collaboration between Industries and Academia.

Executive Officers

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W. Hord Tipton, Executive Director, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, CNSS

Mr. Tipton has more than 30 years of business experience including over five years as chief information officer for the U.S. Department of the Interior and 13 years as an engineer for Union Carbide Nuclear Corporation. Mr. Tipton has received numerous accolades and awards of recognition for his service and role as an industry leader.  He was named to The Federal 100 - leaders who play pivotal roles in the government IT community, and the Security Executive Council named him one of the most influential people in security.  In 2014, CareersInfoSecurity recognized Mr. Tipton in its first-ever ranking of the top 10 individuals who made a substantial impact on infosec careers.  He received the Distinguished Rank Award for government service from the President of the United States. As (ISC)² Executive Director, Mr. Tipton is responsible for the overall directionand management of the organization.

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Chief Financial Officer