Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) March 17, 2014
(ISC)2® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with nearly 100,000 members worldwide, today announced it is now accepting nominations for its 2014 U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Awards (GISLA®). (ISC)2 officials, sponsors, and others will honor the 2014 GISLA recipients at a gala dinner and awards ceremony being held on June 3, 2014, in conjunction with (ISC)2’s CyberSecureGov conference in Arlington, Va.
The GISLA program, which is sponsored by the (ISC)2 U.S. Government Advisory Board (GAB), was established in 2004 as part of (ISC)2’s effort to recognize federal information security leaders whose commitment to excellence is helping to improve federal information security and to advance an in-demand workforce. Awards are given in several categories to recognize individuals and teams whose initiatives in the areas of technology improvement, process/policy improvement, workforce improvement, federal contractor or community awareness have led to significant improvements in the security posture of a department, agency or the entire federal government.
“The GISLA program recognizes emerging leaders in the government cybersecurity field who have inspired innovation, dedication and best practices in the face of the many recent cyber set-backs,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP, executive director of (ISC)2 and former CIO for the U.S. Department of the Interior. “Now being held in conjunction with our annual 2-day security leadership event, this year’s GISLA ceremony will provide recipients and finalists with even greater visibility and recognition among their peers and those most respected in the field.”
A nominations committee comprised of senior information security experts from government and industry will review and select winners from the five categories of finalists based upon the selection criteria and eligibility requirements. To nominate a candidate for a GISLA please go to https://www.isc2.org/gisla/default.aspx and complete the submission form. The submission deadline for nominations is April 11, 2014.
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 (CISSP) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 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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