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(ISC)² Opens Call for Nominations for Asia-Pacific ISLA 2017

Hong Kong, February 21, 2017 — (ISC)²® today announced the opening of nominations for its Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (Asia-Pacific ISLA®) awards.

Since 2007, Asia-Pacific ISLA has been recognizing cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals, educators and management throughout the Asia-Pacific region for their outstanding leadership and achievements in workforce improvement and promoting public awareness of the challenges of cybersecurity.

The eleventh annual Asia-Pacific ISLA Gala Dinner will be held on the evening of July 3, 2017 in conjunction with the
(ISC)² Security Congress APAC at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers in Hong Kong.

Regardless of certification one holds, anyone who is interested to honor a deserving cybersecurity professional can submit a nomination for an outstanding peer in the information security profession under the following categories:

Information Security Educator

Senior Information Security Professional

Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project

Information Security Practitioner


“In the past ten years, Asia-Pacific ISLA has been a reputable regional platform to honor the leaders in cybersecurity. Last year, with the addition of a recognition category for Information Security Educators, we received encouraging reviews from the community. With an all-embracing mechanism to recognize the security leaders in the region, we look forward to hosting another successful Asia-Pacific ISLA this year,” says Clayton Jones, managing director, Asia-Pacific, (ISC)².


Last year, (ISC)² recognized four showcased honorees amongst the 33 honorees at a gala dinner in Bangkok, Thailand. The showcased honorees for Asia-Pacific ISLA 2016 include:


Information Security Educator Category Showcased Honoree and Community Service Star Awardee: Dr. Heejo Lee, professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Korea University (Korea)

Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project Category Showcased Honoree:  Kumpol Sontanarat, director of ICT Department, Securities and Exchange Commission (Thailand)

Senior Information Security Professional Category Showcased Honoree: Dongkeun Choi, director, CISO & CPO, LOTTE Card Co., Ltd. (Korea)

Information Security Practitioner Category Showcased Honoree: Dr. Ching-Hao Mao, CCSK, OCPJWCD, SCJP, section manager, Institute for Information Industry (Taiwan)


A nominations committee comprised of senior information security experts from the (ISC)² Asia-Pacific Advisory Council as well as previous ISLA honorees, will review and select honorees from the four categories based upon the selection criteria and eligibility requirements. To nominate a candidate for an Asia-Pacific ISLA, please go to complete the submission form. The deadline for nominations is close of business on April 3, 2017. For more information about the Asia-Pacific ISLA nomination, please visit  


About (ISC)²

(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Our membership, over 123,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation– The Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM. For more information on (ISC)², visit, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook



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