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Board Elections

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(ISC)² Board Elections The (ISC)² Board Election is conducted over the course of two weeks each year. All members in good standing as of the date specified in the yearly election notice are eligible to vote in the election.

About Board Elections

  • Board Candidates Board Candidates
    • Laurie-Ann Bourdain, CISSP – Belgium
    • Edward Farrell, SSCP, CISSP - Australia
    • Nalneesh Gaur, CISSP-ISSAP – United States
    • Guy Hermann Ngambeket Ndiandukue, CISSP – United Arab Emirates
    • Yiannis Pavlosoglou, CISSP – Greece
  • Board Election Timeline Board Election Timeline
    • May 12 – Board nominations are open to eligible (ISC)² members
    • June 12 – Nomination period closes
    • August 03 – Publish slate of selected Board nominees
    • September 02 – Petition period closes
    • October 25 – Voting instructions are distributed to eligible (ISC)² members
    • November 01– Voting opens
    • November 14 – Voting closes
  • Board Election FAQs Board Election FAQs
    Q:

    How does the (ISC)² Board of Directors election process work?

    A:

    The election takes place for two weeks every year. All members in good standing as of the date specified in the election notice and of the date of the election may vote. The Board will put forth candidates to fill the open Board positions. Members in good standing as of the date specified in the election notice may petition to have their names added to the ballot. During the election itself, (ISC)² members will be able to vote affirmatively to support the election of the candidates presented by the Board.

    Q:

    Who is eligible to vote in the Board election?

    A:

    Certified (ISC)² members in good standing as of 26 May 2022, and remain in good standing through the date of the election can participate in the Board of Directors election process. “In good standing” is defined as being up to date with all AMF requirements and having no open ethical investigations.

    Q:

    What does the Board look for in candidates?

    A:

    When assembling the endorsed slate every election year, the Board is looking for a balance of experience and particular personal characteristics. Ideal candidates should: 

    • Have an established record of leadership in the field of information systems security. 
    • Have experience in a managing or directing strategic program across an enterprise. 
    • Have earned the respect and trust of peers in the subject of information security. 
    • Have an established record of advancing the field of information security. 
    • Have not been a salaried employee of (ISC)² or its affiliates. 
    • Possess the ability to: listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, and work well with people both individually and in a group. 
    • Have the willingness to prepare for and attend four or more in-person Board meetings, weekly teleconferences and committee meetings, ask questions, take responsibility and follow through on a given assignment, and read and understand financial statements. 
    • Create opportunities for (ISC)². 
    • Have a commitment from their employer to support the time off from work required to support this commitment. 
    • Have a willingness to cultivate and recruit future Board members and other volunteers. 
    • Possess honesty, sensitivity to and tolerance of differing views, and a desire to serve as a member of a team. 
    • Be friendly, responsive, and patient in dealings with fellow Board members, and possess a sense of humor. 
    • Adhere to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics. 
    • Promote the agreed collective Board opinion above their own personal views. 
    • Advocate for the organization.  
    • Work for change or acceptance where organizational views do not mirror those of the Board member. 
    • Refrain from bringing the organization into disrepute through personal actions or words. 
    • Qualify for eligibility based on the current (ISC)² Bylaws. 
    Q:

    What selection criteria does the Board Nominations Committee use?

    A:

    The primary criteria used by the Nominations Committee are a matching of potential candidates to the ‘Experience and Personal Characteristics’ described above. The Committee will not nominate anyone whom the members feel, or know from experience, cannot meet these requirements. Above all, the Board is concerned with how well the membership will be served through the work and responsibilities of their proposed nominees.

    Q:

    Can (ISC)² members nominate others for Board election?

    A:

    No. Following the update to the nomination process in 2022, (ISC)² members may only nominate themselves for consideration for the Board. If you know a member you think should serve, please pass along the link to the nominations portal.

    Q:

    Why do the Bylaws set 500 members in good standing as the requisite number for the petition process?

    A:

    When the membership ratified the current Bylaws, they determined one percent was seen as a low enough number that could reasonably be achieved by any member, particularly given that signatures could be electronic and the numerous mediums that are available, both official and unofficial, for gathering those signatures. The Bylaws set a number that would not be so small as to make the process so easy as to be perfunctory and not accurately reflect the size of the organization but at the same time not so large as to be an impediment.

    Q:

    What are the instructions for submitting petitions* to nominate a Board candidate?

    A:

    To submit a petition, follow these steps: 

    • No later than the deadline, submit a written or electronic petition to (ISC)², containing the signatures of no less than 500 (ISC)² members who are in good standing. 
    • For electronic petitions, the candidate must submit an email that contains (a) original encapsulated emails from supporters using their email address of record and providing their (ISC)² member ID number; and, (b) an Excel spreadsheet listing of all such names with corresponding email address of record and (ISC)² member ID number. 
    • All petitions will be verified to ensure that they meet all requirements. If yours does not, you will be notified as soon as possible, giving you the opportunity to resolve the matters that prevented your first submission from being accepted and submit a corrected petition. 
    • If someone else nominates you, you may decline the nomination. 
    Q:

    Other than receiving the required number of petition signatures, what determines if a candidate is qualified?

    A:

    The minimum qualifications, as set forth in the Bylaws, are that the candidate be a member in good standing, have sufficient command of the English language, meet the term limits requirement, and agree to serve if elected. Members may vote for anyone who meets this minimum qualification.

    Q:

    Who should I contact if I have other questions about the Board election?

    A:

    Please reach out to bodelections@isc2.org

  • Voting Instructions Voting Instructions

    Please check back later for information on the annual board election

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