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

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

(ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”) today announced the recipients of its fifth annual Americas Information Security Leadership Awards (Americas ISLA®). The Americas ISLA program recognizes the achievements of outstanding cyber and information security professionals who have led an industry initiative, program or project resulting in a more proficient, resilient workforce in Central, North and South America.

(ISC)² CEO David Shearer says, “I’m proud to recognize deserving cyber, information, software and infrastructure professionals for improving industry workforce standards. We had an impressive pool of candidates this year. In fact, the submissions we received in the Senior Information Security Professional category were so outstanding that the judges chose three exceptional recipients. Congratulations to all of the recipients, finalists and nominees who were a part of our fifth annual Americas ISLA program.”

The 2015 Americas ISLA judges, all senior-level cyber and information security professionals from (ISC)²’s North American and Latin American Advisory Councils, carefully reviewed the nominations and selected individual recipients in four distinct categories. The 2015 Americas ISLA recipients are (Please note: Three recipients were chosen in the Senior Information Security Professional category this year):

Senior Information Security Professional Category

  •     Bob Cheong, CISSP, chief information security officer at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) (U.S.A.)
  •     Lyndon Dubeau, CISSP, lead, Architecture Services Department at Cancer Care Ontario (Canada)
  •     Jason Pfeiffer, director of enterprise information security and assurance, Cyber Fusion Center (CFC) at PwC (U.S.A.)

Information Security Practitioner Category

  •     Renan Melo Santos, information security officer at Atacadao (Brazil)

Up-and-Coming Information Security Professional Category

  •     Noah Jaehnert, security architecture program manager at KAR Auction Services, Inc. (U.S.A.)

Community Awareness Category

  •     Anderson Ramos, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, CSSLP, SSCP, chief technology officer at FlipSide Smart Content Provider (Brazil)

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


About (ISC)²
Formed in 1989, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals worldwide, with nearly 110,000 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 (CCFP®), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSPSM), 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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