Clearwater, Fla., U.S.A. (PRWEB) January 30, 2014
(ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 100,000 members, today announced the newly elected officers for its Board of Directors. The 13-member Board provides governance and oversight for the organization, grants certifications to qualifying candidates, and enforces adherence to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics.
Effective January 25, 2014, the following individuals assumed Board officer positions:
Chair: Wim Remes, CISSP (Belgium) - As a managing consultant at IOActive, Wim Remes leverages his 15 years of security leadership experience to advise clients on reducing their risk posture by solving complex security problems and by building resiliency into their organization. Wim delivers expert guidance on reducing the high cost of IT security failures, both financially and in terms of brand reputation with his deep expertise in network security, identity management, policy design, risk assessment, and penetration testing. Before joining the IOActive team, Wim was a manager of Information Security for Ernst and Young and a security consultant for Bull, where he gained valuable experience building security programs for enterprise class clients. Wim has been engaged in various information security community initiatives such as the co-development of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), InfosecMentors, The Eurotrash Security Podcast, and organizing the BruCON Security Conference. Wim has been a featured speaker at international conferences such as Excaliburcon (China), Blackhat Europe, Source Boston, Source Barcelona, and SecZone (Colombia).
Vice Chair: Prof. Corey Schou, Ph.D., Fellow of (ISC)2, CSSLP (U.S.A.) - Professor Corey Schou, Ph.D., CSSLP, Fellow of (ISC)², is the University professor of Informatics, professor of information systems, and associate dean for computer information systems program at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, U.S.A. He is also director of the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC) and the Informatics Research Institute (IRI). In addition, he is a founder and current chairperson of the National Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education. Prof. Schou is a recipient of the prestigious (ISC)² Harold F. Tipton Lifetime Achievement Award.
Secretary: Dave Lewis, CISSP (Canada) - Dave Lewis has over 15 years of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT operations and management. Currently, Dave works at Akamai Technologies as a global security advocate. Previously, he was a member of the information security practice at Advanced Micro Devices. Dave is the founder of the popular security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest, contributing analyst at Securosis, as well as co-founder and director of OpenCERT Canada. OpenCERT is the first non-profit national computer emergency response team that will provide services to users within Canada. Dave is the co-host of the weekly Liquidmatrix Podcast and has spoken at many conferences such as Sector Security Conference, RSA Security USA, Source Boston, and EnergySec. Prior to his current role, Dave worked in the finance, healthcare, entertainment, and critical infrastructure verticals. He has worked for a defense contractor as a security consultant to clients such as the FBI, the U.S. Navy, the Social Security Administration, the U.S. Postal Service, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Treasurer: Greg Thompson, CISSP (Canada) - An IT and security professional with 23 years of experience in industries ranging from telecommunications (circuit design & engineering) to financial services, Greg Thompson has held various senior-level information security management positions over the years. Currently, he is the vice president of Enterprise Security Services at Scotiabank Group in Toronto, Canada. He was previously head of Global IS Security and CISO for Manulife Financial Corporation from 2002-2003. Greg is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business Executive Leadership Program (University of Western Ontario). He is an accomplished public speaker and has authored several articles on behalf of (ISC)², published in Dark Reading. In 2011, he was awarded the Financial Services CISO of the Year by SC Magazine.
“I am very honored to be chosen for this key leadership position,” said Wim Remes. “I would like to thank the outgoing board officers for their leadership and selfless contributions to the (ISC)² members and the information security profession. Through ongoing initiatives such as the (ISC)² Chapter Program and the (ISC)² Foundation, (ISC)² will continue to provide opportunities for its global membership to contribute to the information security field through business and community.”
Added Remes, “Preparing the information security workforce with the necessary tools to combat today’s advanced cyber threats is a global challenge. Supporting our membership base in harnessing their strengths to overcome this challenge and to make the Internet a safer and more secure place for governments, businesses, and citizens is the Board’s top priority. I look forward to working with the Board on a number of key initiatives this coming year. I strongly believe that this team is unified in its vision and its desire to have a positive impact.”
The members of the (ISC)² Board of Directors are elected through a voting process each year among the organization’s membership. The Board is comprised of (ISC)²-certified volunteers who are industry leaders from around the globe representing business, government, and academia. Visit (ISC)2’s website for a complete list of current Board members and for information on the (ISC)² Board of Directors election process.
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Formed in 1989 and celebrating its 25th anniversary, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 100,000 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), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAPÒ), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM), 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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