Hacker Conference to Announce Chief Information Security Officer of the Year in Atlanta

At this year’s Hacker Halted CISO event, the Global CISO Forum, EC-Council will be honoring information security’s true visionaries in three categories. The Forum will also include a stellar lineup of speakers addressing the most pressing concerns of the industry.

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The Global CISO Forum in Atlanta will bring together CISOs from around the world.

... the information security industry suffers from a lack of communication. This is not a problem that is shared by criminal hackers– Black Hat Hackers share information far more freely than the White Hat Security side does.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 04, 2013

This year’s Global CISO Forum, the executive-level event running with Hacker Halted, the agenda includes a particularly exciting event: the CISO Awards Luncheon in Atlanta on September 19, 2013. The CISO Awards Luncheon will honor security visionaries from around the world in the following categories:

C|CISO of the Year - This award, available only to EC-Council Certified CISOs (C|CISOs), recognizes an individual’s outstanding work in information security. One C|CISO who has contributed to the information security industry, shown tremendous professional growth and achievement, and has promoted strong, innovative security practices will be honored.

CIO of the Year - This award, available only to Chief Information Officers (CIOs) recognizes an individual’s outstanding work in information security. Security cannot be achieved without the support of management. This is the information security industry’s chance to recognize the leaders that support the security leaders in achieving greatness. One executive who has contributed to the information security industry, shown tremendous professional growth and achievement, and has promoted strong, innovative security practices will be honored.

CISO of the Year - This award, available only to Information Security Executives (VP, CISO, etc.), recognizes an individual’s outstanding work in information security. One executive who has contributed to the information security industry, shown tremendous professional growth and achievement, and has promoted strong, innovative security practices will be honored.

EC-Council felt inclined to include a nod to the executives at this year’s Hacker Halted as a way of bringing the front-line defenders of security together with the executives who are making security a priority in the boardroom. Eric Lopez, Director of Conferences & Events for EC-Council put it this way, “It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the information security industry suffers from a lack of communication. This is not a problem that is shared by criminal hackers– Black Hat Hackers share information far more freely than the White Hat Security side does. The CISO Forum is EC-Council trying to bridge that communication gap, not just between peers in the industry, but between executives and analysts, CISOs and network administrators.”

Professionals are encouraged to apply as well as to nominate their colleagues, and in the case of the CIO of the year, possibly their managers. To apply, interested professionals should enter their information at the Awards website in order to receive the application form.

About the EC-Council CISO Program    

EC-Council’s CISO Program (http://www.eccouncil.org/ciso/) has three components: CISO Events, the Certified CISO (C|CISO), and CISO Resources – a repository for white papers and articles geared toward a CISO crowd. EC-Council’s CISO Events are invitation only and geared specifically for high-level, executive information security professionals. Combining keynotes with panel discussions, the events are opportunities for CISOs from around the world to hash out the trends and challenges of information security among their peers. The C|CISO is a certification recognizing an individual’s cumulative experience and expertise in executive information security management. Overseen by a board of seasoned and distinguished professionals, the C|CISO Program has certified over 700 IS executives from around the world.

For more information about EC-Council’s CISO Program, please visit http://www.eccouncil.org/ciso/.

About EC-Council

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. EC Council is the owner and developer of the world-famous E-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and various others offered in over 60 countries around the globe. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, and the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certifying EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Network Security Administrator (ENSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) program for meeting the 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015 and 4016 training standards for information security professionals and most recently EC-Council has received accreditation from the American National standards Institute (ANSI).

For more information about EC-Council, please visit http://www.eccouncil.org.


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