“We believe it is important to honor those who are making great strides in every area of the federal information security discipline," said W. Hord Tipton, executive director of (ISC)2 and former CIO for the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Palm Harbor, Fla. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011
(ISC)2® (“ISC-squared”), the world’s largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP® today announced the opening of nominations for its 2011 U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Awards (GISLA).
The GISLA program is sponsored by the (ISC)2 U.S. Government Advisory Board (GAB) and was established as part of (ISC)2’s effort to recognize the ongoing commitment by federal information security leaders to build a highly qualified and ethical workforce. Categories include recognition of individuals and teams whose initiatives in the areas of technology improvement, process/policy improvement, workforce improvement, federal contractor or community awareness have led to significant improvements in the security posture of a department, agency or the entire federal government.
“We believe it is important to honor those who are making great strides in every area of the federal information security discipline in order to help inspire growth of the profession and innovation in the field,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)2 and former CIO for the U.S. Department of the Interior. “Since broadening the pool of eligible GISLA candidates in 2010, we have been overwhelmed by GISLA submissions and are eager to recognize those whose achievements rise to the top in 2011.”
A nominations committee comprised of twelve federal senior information security experts will review and select winners from the five categories of finalists based upon the selection criteria and eligibility requirements. The 2011 GISLA Judges include:
- Charles McGann, CISSP, manager, corporate information security, U.S. Postal Service
- Dara Gordon Murray, CISSP, director of IT security for the program support center,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
- Marc Noble, CISSP-ISSAP, CISM, NSA-IAM, MBCI, co-chair (ISC)2 GAB and
director of government affairs for (ISC)2
- Jerry G. Ormaner, CISSP, CIO, CISM, senior information technology project manager, operations services staff, U.S. Department of Justice
- Patrick D. Howard, CISSP, CISM, chief information security officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
- Patrick J. Kelly (PJ), Associate of (ISC)2 for CISSP, Alumnus of Scholarship for Service (Cyber Corp) Program
- Art Friedman, CISSP, senior strategist for privilege management,
deputy assistant secretary of defense, information and identity assurance, NSA
- Leo F. Scanlon, CISSP, director, IT security staff (chief information security officer),
National Archives and Records Administration
- James L. Golden, CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, associate partner, IT governance, IBM Global Services
- Peter Gouldmann, CISSP, NIST & CNSS liaison, Office of Information Assurance, U.S. Department of State
- Patricia N. Edfors, CISSP, CISM, CIPP, CISA, CSM, principal of Banrion Consulting
- Thomas Schankweiler, CISSP, information system security officer, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Information Services, HHS
(ISC)2 officials, sponsors, and others will honor the 2011 GISLA winners on October 18, 2011, in the Washington D.C. Metro area.
A new, more streamlined submission form has been implemented online this year to make the application process easier for both nominators and nominees. To nominate a candidate, please create a login account and submit your nomination form at http://www.isc2awards.org. The submission deadline for nominations is July 29, 2011.
(ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, with more than 77,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information security topics. More information is available at http://www.isc2.org.
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