Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 -- Too often in information security, the leaders in the industry are only recognized when something terrible happens – their companies are breached and suddenly their names are all over the news. EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit founded by the founders of EC-Council, is looking to reverse this trend and honor the top information security professionals for their positive contributions to the industry. Chief Information Security Officer tends to be a job that the outside world only notices when something bad happens, but EC-Council Foundation would like to bring positive recognition to this often thankless job. At this year's Global CISO Forum in Atlanta, GA, EC-Council Foundation is once again looking to shine a light on those security professionals whose work isn’t always heralded. Like last year, the 2014 event will honor security visionaries from around the world in the following categories:
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.
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.
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.
The Global CISO Forum runs alongside EC-Council Foundation’s largest security event of the year, Hacker Halted, which draws an audience of white hat, ethical hackers. EC-Council Foundation includes a nod to the executives at their Hacker Halted event 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 world of criminal hackers has – they share information far more freely than the security side tends to do. This is EC-Council Foundation trying to bridge that communication gap, not just between peers in the industry, but between executives and analysts, CISOs and network administrators.”
The event will feature high-level, industry-recognized keynote presenters followed by a series of panel discussions designed to go deeper into the issues that keep CISOs awake at night. Also included on the agenda will be a cocktail reception to encourage networking, the Hacker Halted signature party, the CISO Awards Ceremony, breakout groups for writing white papers, training opportunities, and much more.
The annual Global CISO Forum is collocated with EC-Council’s most popular conference, Hacker Halted, now in its eighth year. The Global CISO Forum is limited to C-level executives, VPs, Senior Directors, etc. To request an invitation, please email amber(dot)williams(at)eccouncil(dot)org.
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 Foundation
EC-Council Foundation is a charitable and educational organization dedicated to educating and training individuals in security skills. Established in 2012 by EC-Council, the foundation seeks to raise awareness, build capacity across nations and ultimately promote global peace. EC-Council Foundation’s mission is to foster collaboration and participation by global digital citizens to become advocates for safe, secure on-line activities and to foster online child protection through education. For more information, visit foundation.eccouncil.org.
Amber Williams, EC Council, http://www.eccouncil.org, +1 (505) 341-3228, [email protected]