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The (ISC)² Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (Asia-Pacific ISLA™) program is held annually by (ISC)² in cooperation with the (ISC)² Asia-Pacific Advisory Council https://www.isc2.org/apac/default.aspx to recognize outstanding leadership and achievements in workforce improvement and foster public awareness of cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals, educators and management throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary of the program, the (ISC)² Asia-Pacific ISLA award presentation gala dinner will be held at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld in Bangkok, Thailand on the evening of July 26, 2016. The Gala will be by invitations only: invitations will be extended to award honorees and their guests, judges of Asia-Pacific ISLA, member of the Asia-Pacific Advisory Council, the (ISC)² Board of Directors, VIPs and guests from local and regional government agencies and other influential members of the security profession.

 

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Nomination Categories

    Information Security Educator(New Category for 2016)

    An individual who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of education on cyber/ information/software/ infrastructure security for the workforce (examples include: Teaching Staff/Lecturer/Professor/Dean on the subject of cyber, information, software or infrastructure security at the department of Information Assurance/ Computer Science/ Cyber Security/ Electronic Engineering/ Information & Communication Technology/ Information Technology/ Information Management or any faculty that is related to cyber, information, software or infrastructure security). Candidates in this category typically should have at least 10 years of teaching experience, 7 of which are related to cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security. Research experience in any cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security topic is required, at least 10 years of postdoctoral experience is preferred.

    Senior Information Security Professionals

    An individual who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in any security workforce improvement initiative, program or project (examples include: CSO, CISO, information security director, designer, architect or manager with significant security project lead responsibilities). Candidates in this category typically should have at least 10 years of work experience, 7 of which are directly related to cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security.

    Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project

    An individual with managerial position who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in any security workforce improvement initiative, program or project (candidates who are not cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security practitioner but involve in professional work for management of security project examples include: CEO, CIO, CFO, program/project manager, etc.). Candidates in this category typically should have at least 10 years of work experience and occupy a senior management level position within their organization.

    Information Security Practitioner

    An individual who has distinguished him/herself for implementing and/or managing the implementation of a component of a cyber/ information/ software /infrastructure security program (examples include: an executive or officer managing a security awareness and training program, conducting difficult, complex security executions and evaluations, etc.). Candidates in this category typically should have at least 6 years of work experience, 3 of which are directly related to cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security.


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Judging Criteria for Honoree, Showcased Projects & Special Recognition

(ISC)² will honor all candidates who have attained the requirements set by the nomination review committee as 'Honoree'. Amongst all the Honorees, (ISC)² will highlight an initiative, program or project conducted by at least one Honoree from each of the categories. The criteria for showcasing these initiatives are:

 

Impact: The impact the initiative, program; or project had on the organization and/or community

Implementation: How the initiative, program; or project leveraged people, processes, and technology for successful implementation

Innovation: Innovative approaches to overcoming obstacles or how the initiative, program, or project built a foundation for workforce improvement in the future

Dedication: Distinctive achievement to the workforce or industry that was outside one's regular job responsibility

Research: Outstanding research experience or outcome on any cyber, information, software or infrastructure security topic

 

Special Recognition - Community Service Star:

In an effort to bolster public awareness of information security throughout the region, Asia-Pacific ISLA will recognize an honoree's project which has significantly contributed to building or broadening security awareness within their community or beyond within the last 12 months.

 

The next nomination period will open in March, 2016. Questions? Email ISLA@isc2.org 

 

See previous year's Showcased Honorees https://www.isc2.org/isla-showcased-projects.aspx

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