Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) September 18, 2013
(ISC)²® ("ISC-squared"), the world's largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, today announced the finalists for its 10th annual U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Awards(GISLA®) program.
Sponsored by (ISC)2’s U.S. Government Advisory Board for Cyber Security (GABCS), the GISLA program was established in 2004 to spotlight federal information security leaders who are modeling excellence and achieving clear results as they help to build a more secure federal IT infrastructure and a highly qualified and ethical information security workforce. Awards are given to individuals or teams in five categories.
“The accomplishments of this year’s GISLA finalists demonstrate the exceptional skill and commitment to excellence that is required to stay one step ahead in this increasingly complex security environment,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP, executive director of (ISC)2 and former CIO of the U.S. Department of the Interior. “It is an honor to have witnessed the evolution of federal security leaders over the past decade and to see how the GISLAs are inspiring each recipient to further their commitment to this very important field.”
The 2013 GISLA finalists are as follows:
Category: Community Awareness
Category: Federal Contractor
Category: Process/Policy Improvement
Category: Technology Improvement
Category: Workforce Improvement
Each year, a judging committee of senior information security experts from (ISC)²’s GABCS and industry reviews the nominees and recommends finalists based upon selection criteria and eligibility requirements. (ISC)² officials and sponsors will announce and honor the 2013 GISLA recipients on October 29, 2013, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. Hon. Phillip J. Bond, former under secretary for technology, U.S. Department of Commerce is confirmed to deliver the keynote speech.
Courtney Jewell Beveridge
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