Recognizing Federal Information Security Leaders
The (ISC)² U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Awards (GISLAs) 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.
This year (ISC)² will host the 12th annual GISLA event. All qualified nominees will be honored during a Gala Dinner Ceremony in the Washington D.C. area in May, 2015. 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. Nominations are accepted in the following categories:
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 categories:
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)²CyberSecureGov 2-Day Conference
This year, (ISC)² will be holding the U.S. GISLA once again in conjunction with the 3rd annual (ISC)² CyberSecureGov 2-day conference. Find out more about the event and take advantage of the Early Bird registration rates!