Clearwater, FL., U.S.A. (PRWEB) May 19, 2014
(ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with over 100,000 members worldwide, today announced the finalists for its 11th annual U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Awards (GISLA®) program.
Sponsored by the (ISC)2 U.S. Government Advisory Board for Cyber Security (GABCS), the GISLA program was established in 2004 to recognize federal information security leaders (individuals or teams) whose commitment to excellence is advancing the nation’s cybersecurity program in five areas: workforce, technology, process/policy, community awareness, and the contractor community.
“Exceptional teamwork and the ability to advance collaboration is a common thread among this year’s GISLA finalists,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP, executive director of (ISC)2 and former CIO of the U.S. Department of the Interior. “Their achievements reinforce the belief that security as a whole will only develop with shared experience, and that professionals in government are committed to making this happen.”
The 2014 GISLA finalists are as follows:
Category: Federal Contractor
Category: Process/Policy Improvement
Category: Technology Improvement
Category: Workforce Improvement
Category: Community Awareness
Each year, a judging committee of senior information security experts from the (ISC)² 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 2014 GISLA recipients on June 3, 2014, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.
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 (CCFPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM), 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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