Recognizing Federal Information Security Leaders
The nomination period is now closed for the (ISC)² U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Awards (GISLAs). This program has been recognizing the ongoing commitment of individuals whose initiatives, processes and projects have led to significant improvements in the security posture of a department, agency or the entire federal government.
(ISC)² will host the 13th annual GISLA event May 19, 2016. All qualified nominees will be honored during a Gala Dinner Ceremony at the Marriott at Metro Center in Washington D.C. The GISLA Gala has come to be recognized as a premier event that brings together information security decision makers from within the federal government. Drawing from over 30 agencies and the government contractor community, the event welcomes over 120 senior level attendees in influential positions, presenting a superior networking opportunity
Up and Coming Information Security Professional -This award will go to a new, rising star in the U.S. federal, state or local government information security field. The project, improvement or initiative they represent may not relate to leadership as with the other categories, but rather something unique that relates to their current position or educational work (e.g., research project, implemented emerging technology, or outstanding work in security operations). The individual may not have more than 2 years of experience in the information security field and must be a current government employee (not a contractor/consultant).
Workforce Improvement - A U.S. federal, state or local government information security manager (examples include CISO, Deputy CISO, and Information Security Manager, etc.) who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the overall information security workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in any information security workforce improvement initiative, program, or project, on either a government-wide or agency-specific basis within the last 12 months. (not a contractor/consultant).
Technology Improvement - A U.S. federal, state or local government information security or information technology employee (examples include CIO, CTO, program/project manager, etc.) who has significantly contributed to the development of a unique information security technology improvement, program or project, on either a government-wide or agency-specific basis, within the last 12 months. (not a contractor/consultant).
Process/Policy Improvement - A senior-level U.S. federal, state or local government employee (examples include: CIO, CFO, and program/project manager) whose contribution to the development or implementation of any information security policy or process has significantly improved the government-wide, federal agency, or department security posture within the last 12 months. (not a contractor/consultant).
Awards will be given for projects (between 2-5
individuals per project) in each of the following
Most Valuable Industry Partner
(MVIP)-A project represented by U.S.
federal, state or local contractors or consultant personnel,
currently supporting a government contract which has significantly
contributed to the enhancement of the information security
workforce, information security policy or process, information
security technology or security awareness within the workforce
within the last 12 months. Nominations must be verified by an
employee who is a co-contributor to, or supervisor of, the same
program or initiative for which the project is being nominated.
Community Awareness - A project
represented by U.S. federal, state or local information security
personnel who have significantly contributed to building or
broadening security awareness in the local community within the
last 12 months. (not a contractor/consultant).
(ISC)² U.S. GISLA 2015 - Samuel Maroon