“We are looking forward to having Chuck in this important position of co-chairing the GAB,” says (ISC)2 executive director W. Hord Tipton. “He possesses an amazing amount of experience in information security and government operations."
Palm Harbor, FL (PRWEB) June 21, 2011
(ISC)2® (“ISC)-squared”), the world’s largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, announced that Charles L. “Chuck” McGann, Jr., CISSP, corporate information security officer for the U.S. Postal Service, will replace Devon Bryan, CISSP, as co-chair of the (ISC)2 U.S. Government Advisory Board for Cyber Security (GAB).
The change in leadership was announced at a celebration of the eighth anniversary of the GAB, held last week in Washington, D.C. McGann will work alongside Marc H. Noble, CISSP-ISSP, CISM, (ISC)2 director of government affairs, to co-chair the group.
The GAB provides a dedicated forum wherein a diverse group of 20 information security thought leaders discuss the daily, continually changing challenges faced by government information security professionals and propose solutions on how best to evolve (ISC)2 resources, education and certification programs to help meet those challenges.
McGann, who has over 23 years of experience in the federal government, is currently responsible for securing the USPS infrastructure, which involves over 400 business applications supporting all aspects of business and mail operations, as well as the largest intranet of any organization in the world, with over 185,000 workstations and 10,000 servers. He first began serving on the GAB as a volunteer member in 2010.
“We are looking forward to having Chuck in this important position of co-chairing the GAB,” says (ISC)2 executive director and former chief information officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of Interior, W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA. “He possesses an amazing amount of experience in and knowledge about information security and government operations, and I have no doubt that his unique perspective, insight and leadership capability in this new role will have a positive impact on the information security profession within the federal government.”
Former GAB co-chair Devon Bryan recently left his position as deputy associate CIO of cyber security at the Internal Revenue Service for a job in the private sector; he is now senior director of the Client Security Management Office for ADP’s Global Security Organization. Tipton thanked Bryan publicly during last week’s celebration, noting that he served with distinction and enthusiasm, both as co-chair of GAB since 2010 and as a volunteer member for several years prior to that.
Established in 2003, the GAB is one of several (ISC)2 advisory boards representing information security professionals worldwide. Other boards advise on information security workforce issues specific to the Americas, European and Asia-Pacific regions.
Courtney Jewell Beveridge
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