(ISC)²® Announces Recipients for its Fourth Annual Americas Information Security Leadership Awards

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Recipients Honored for their Success in Elevating the Information Security Workforce in Central, North, and South America

(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 recipients of its fourth annual Americas Information Security Leadership Awards.

The Americas ISLA program recognizes the achievements of outstanding information security professionals who have led an industry initiative, program or project resulting in a more proficient, resilient information security workforce in Central, North, and South America.

“Each year, I’m always impressed by the caliber of nominations we receive for the Americas ISLA program,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP, executive director of (ISC)2. “We were particularly encouraged to see more nominations for women leaders in information security this year. Each of these recipients is doing meaningful work that will help to shape the future information security workforce, and I’m proud to recognize each of them for their accomplishments.”

The 2014 Americas ISLA judges, all senior-level information security professionals from (ISC)2’s North American and Latin American Advisory Boards, carefully reviewed the nominations and selected individual recipients in four distinct categories and one additional special recognition award for community service. The 2014 Americas ISLA recipients are:

Information Security Practitioner Category

  •     Nanditha Rao, CISSP, global information security officer, CSC, Project: Global Citizen Services

Senior Information Security Professional Category

  •     Lisa Foremann-Jiggetts, CISSP, President & CEO, Women’s Cyberjutsu, Project: Cyberjutsu Girls Academy
  •     Mario Chiock, CISSP, Cyber Security executive, Next Generations, Schlumberger, Project: Data Centric Security

Up-and-Coming Information Security Professional Category

  •     Candice Moschell, CISSP, manager, Crowe Horwath, LLP, Project: HIPAA Security Risk Assessment

Community Service Star Award

  •     Lisa Foremann-Jiggetts, Project: Cyberjutsu Girls Academy

For more information on the Americas ISLA program, please visit http://www.isc2.org/aisla.

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About (ISC)²Ò
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 over 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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