(ISC)2® Opens Nominations for Twelfth Annual U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Awards

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(ISC)2 officials, sponsors and others will honor the 2015 GISLA recipients at a gala dinner and awards ceremony being held on May 14, 2015, in conjunction with (ISC)2’s CyberSecureGov conference in Washington, D.C.

“This year’s GISLA program will recognize those government information security professionals who see opportunity in crisis, whether in federal or state/local service,” said Dan Waddell, CISSP, CAP, PMP, director, Government Affairs, (ISC)².

(ISC)2® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with over 100,000 members, today announced it is now accepting nominations for its 2015 U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Awards (GISLA®). (ISC)2 officials, sponsors and others will honor the 2015 GISLA recipients at a gala dinner and awards ceremony being held on May 14, 2015, in conjunction with (ISC)2’s CyberSecureGov conference in Washington, D.C.

The GISLA program, which is sponsored by the (ISC)2 U.S. Government Advisory Council (USGAC), was established in 2004 as part of (ISC)2’s effort to recognize government information security leaders whose commitment to excellence is helping to improve government information security and to advance an in-demand workforce. Awards are given in several categories to recognize individuals whose initiatives in the areas of technology improvement, process/policy improvement, workforce improvement and as an up-and-comer have led to significant improvements in the security posture of a department, agency or the entire U.S. government. Awards are also given for outstanding team projects in the areas of community awareness and industry partnership.

“This year’s GISLA program will recognize those government information security professionals who see opportunity in crisis, whether in federal or state/local service,” said Dan Waddell, CISSP, CAP, PMP, director, Government Affairs, (ISC)². “These are the people who are pushing forward to collaborate on and lead initiatives that will ultimately stabilize a very unstable environment and help to positively influence our interconnected world.”

A nominations committee comprised of senior information security experts from government and industry will review and select winners from the six categories of finalists based upon the selection criteria and eligibility requirements. To nominate a candidate for a GISLA, please go to http://bit.ly/1MFxk7H and complete the submission form. The submission deadline for nominations is March 20, 2015.

About (ISC)²®
Formed in 1989, (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 160 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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