(ISC)²® Opens Nominations For Third Annual Americas Information Security Leadership Awards

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ISLA® Program Recognizes Industry Workforce Improvements of Leaders and Professionals from Central, North, and South America

(ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the world’s largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, today announced it is now accepting nominations for its third annual Americas Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA) Program. To nominate an information security professional, please visit https://awards.isc2.org and select ‘Americas ISLA’.

Part of the (ISC)² Global Awards Program, the Americas ISLAs recognize information security workforce improvements, projects, and initiatives throughout the private and public sectors in Central, North, and South America, with the exception of US federal government, in the following categories:

  •                  Senior Information Security Professional
  •     Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project
  •     Information Security Practitioner
  •     Up-and-Coming Information Security Professional

“With cyberattacks affecting organizations indiscriminately and the global shortage of qualified professionals becoming acute, cyber security leaders are in demand now more than ever before,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)2. “The tireless efforts of these leaders are seldom recognized and even criticized as they struggle to mitigate new, more complex attack vectors. The Americas ISLA program highlights and celebrates their leadership and innovative approaches to building a workforce capable of navigating an unprecedented threat landscape.”

The 2013 Americas ISLA Judging Committee is comprised of nine senior-level information security professionals from (ISC)2’s North American and Latin American Advisory Boards. Each member of the Committee will review the nominations, and the collective judges will select one recipient from each category based upon the selection criteria and eligibility requirements.

“It was truly an honor to win an Americas ISLA for the Implementation of an Enterprise Security Strategy category last year,” said Malcolm Harkins, CISO of Intel Corporation. “Although cyber security is swiftly moving to the forefront of the public eye, the accomplishments of those fighting on the front lines are often overlooked, making this recognition by (ISC)² extremely rewarding. I highly recommend that other information and software security professionals get involved in this prestigious awards program.”

Nominations for the Americas ISLA program will be accepted through midnight EDT on July 12th, 2013. (ISC)2 will host a gala dinner in conjunction with its third annual Security Congress to announce and honor the recipients on September 26, 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, USA.

For more information on the Americas ISLA Program including eligibility requirements, please visit: https://www.isc2.org/aisla/Default.aspx.

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About (ISC)²
(ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 90,000 members in more than 135 countries.    Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSPÒ) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLPÒ), Certified Authorization Professional (CAPÒ), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCPÒ) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of 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 and software security topics. More information is available at http://www.isc2.org.

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