Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) December 30, 2013
(ISC)²® ("ISC-squared"), the world's largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, today announced it has appointed two new members to its U.S. Government Advisory Board (GAB). They are:
“Combatting today’s advanced threats requires a community approach to hiring skilled and qualified security professionals from a variety of backgrounds,” said Marc H. Noble, CISSP-ISSAP, CISM, CGEIT, MBCI, director of government affairs for (ISC)2 and co-chair of the GAB. “These two government leaders bring unique perspectives and backgrounds that are necessary to grow and diversify the security industry.” According to the recent (ISC)2 survey of women in security, Agents of Change: Women in the Information Security Profession, women leaders are the strongest proponents of security and risk management education and training in the industry, despite the severe shortage of women in the information security workforce.
Ms. Vaughan and Ms. Starkey will serve with (ISC)2’s elite group of volunteer advisors from the U.S. public sector and industry organizations to provide insight and advice to the (ISC)2 executive management team on government policies and programs that affect the information security profession. In addition, the board oversees certifications for U.S. cybersecurity professionals and sponsors community outreach initiatives, including the Federal CISO Forum, the (ISC)2 Government Information Security Leadership Awards (GISLAs), and the (ISC)2 U.S. Government Advisory Board Executive Writers Bureau (GAB EWB).
Established in 2003, the (ISC)2 GAB is one of several (ISC)2 advisory boards representing information and software security professionals worldwide. Other boards advise on information security workforce issues specific to: North America; Latin America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia-Pacific, as well as a global Application Security Advisory Board dedicated to software security workforce issues.