National Security Agency Colloquium 2013 Awards EC-Council President and Co-Founder Jay Bavisi with the 2013 Industry Leadership Award

Top officials and thought leaders in Academia, Government, and Industry Honor Jay Bavisi, co-inventor of the Certified Ethical Hacker Certification Program, for outstanding leadership in the Cyber Security Industry and Information Assurance Education.

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This recognition has been long overdue for Jay. His innovative leadership, vision and energy have helped re-make the field of information assurance and his contributions to the national well-being through his Hacker-Halted deserve to be recognized.

Mobile, Alabama (PRWEB) June 19, 2013

William Maconachy, PhD former deputy senior computer science authority at the National Security Agency (NSA) on behalf of National Security Agency’s Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education Honored Jay Bavisi with the 2013 Industry Leadership Award.

Every year, the Colloquium Awards honor one outstanding individual from Academia, Industry and Government respectively. This year, Bavisi was the recipient of the 2013 Colloquium Industry Award that recognizes outstanding leadership in industry relations with information assurance education. Bavisi accepted the award at the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Award Ceremony during the 17th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) Conference, held June 10th – 12th, 2007, on the campus of University of South Alabama, Mobile Bay, Alabama.

Founded in 1996, the Colloquium has become the leading proponent for implementing courses of instruction in information security education and provides a forum for academia, government and industry experts to discuss and form needed direction in information security undergraduate and graduate curricula, common requirements, specific knowledge, skills and abilities, certification requirements and establishment of professional certification boards.

Dan Shoemaker, Member of the Board of Directors and Senior research scientist at UD Mercy, said: "This recognition has been long overdue for Jay. His innovative leadership, vision and energy have helped re-make the field of information assurance and his contributions to the national well-being through his Hacker-Halted deserve to be recognized.

Dr. Maconachy indicated it was the Board of Directors' nomination and election to award Bavisi based on outstanding leadership in promoting Information Assurance educational programs, long time advocacy in teaching ethics Information Assurance Education programs as well as generous philanthropic efforts to colleges and universities around the nation, and his leadership in developing cyber competitions in information assurance. Jay Bavisi has been widely credited for being the brain child of the Global Cyberlympics competition that is supported by the Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union, a United Nations Agency, whose patron is Dr. Hamadoun Toure. Bavisi’s other work at the EC-Council Foundation includes the announcement of a grant of $350,000 toward the wounded warrior program that aims to retrain wounded warriors to become cyber warriors. The Foundation will also provide over 100 schools in North America with the support to launch Cyber Security Awareness programs for children in K-12 programs titled Live.Learn.Secure.

“It is truly an honor to be selected as the opening Keynote at the Colloquium 2013 as well as to receive this prestigious award. I am grateful to the entire Board and the National Security Agencies CAE Community as a whole for this award and recognition,” stated Bavisi. Bavisi delivered his keynote address, entitled "The Cyber Security Quagmire: Finding the Panacea” which aimed to elucidate the information security industry’s successes, failures, and future out of the box solutions that the cyber security industry can implement, as they learn from the pharmaceutical industry in their fight against diseases. Jay Bavisi is the co-founder and President of one of the largest IT Security certification bodies in the world, EC-Council, and the co-creator of the groundbreaking Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification that launched ethical hacking as a mainstream career; Bavisi lent an interesting perspective to the event.

The Colloquium is active throughout the year and holds an annual conference in June. Conference information is available on the Colloquium website at http://www.cisse.info. The Colloquium board consists of members such as Brenda Oldfield, formerly the Director of the National Cyber Security Division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, William Maconachy, PhD former deputy senior computer science authority at the National Security Agency (NSA) as well as Daniel P Shoemaker, PhD, Principal Investigator and Senior Research Scientist at UD Mercy’s Center for Cyber Security and Intelligence Studies.

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 (C|HFI), 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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