(ISC)² Announces 2020 Global Achievement Awards Honorees
CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (ISC)² – the world's largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced the list of honorees for its 2020 (ISC)2 Global Achievement Awards, which recognize and celebrate the most outstanding annual and lifetime achievements in the field of cybersecurity. Recipients will be highlighted during the association's 2020 Security Congress, which will take place virtually in November.
"While we won't have the opportunity to honor them in person this year at our (ISC)2 Security Congress, we would like to recognize and celebrate the outstanding work that these professionals from around the world have done to inspire a safe and secure cyber world," said Wesley Simpson, COO, (ISC)2. "The Global Achievement Awards shine a spotlight on a wide range of public and private sector cybersecurity practitioners who have achieved greatness in our field and give us an example worth following."
(ISC)2 Global Achievement Awards
These awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to cybersecurity and the information security industry, honoring their tireless efforts and standards of excellence. Honorees were nominated by qualified colleagues, mentors and peers.
- From North America: Jack Freund, CISSP, CISSP-ISSMP, head of cyber risk methodology at Cyber Assessments, Inc., for his work with the NIST Applied Cybersecurity Division on behalf of the nonprofit FAIR Institute to map together the NIST CSF Risk Assessment and the Risk Management Strategy domains to the OpenGroup's FAIR risk taxonomy and risk analysis standards.
- From North America: Lieutenant Kim Do, CISSP, information systems and communications officer for the U.S. Navy, who collaborated with Naval Surface Forces Pacific and Navy Information Warfare Pacific on a groundbreaking initiative for network scanning aboard surface ships that resulted in measurable improvements to her ship's vulnerability management program which senior officers believe could be scaled to the entire fleet.
- From North America: Darcy Saint-Amant, CISSP, Colonel, U.S. Army, who helped to create a collaborative, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)-wide community of interes and drafted a DoD Zero Trust Cybersecurity Strategy while building consensus to shift from a network-centric to a data-centric paradigm.
(ISC)2 Board Awards
The Board Awards recognize outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of cybersecurity over the course of a career. The following award recipients were hand-selected by the (ISC)² Board of Directors.
(ISC)2 CEO Award
The (ISC)² CEO Award recognizes members who have made a significant impact on the cybersecurity community through dedicated and exceptional volunteer efforts. Nominations are made solely by (ISC)2 Board members and executive staff. As selected by outgoing CEO David Shearer, this year's recipients are:
(ISC)2 Chapter Recognition Awards
The Regional (ISC)² Chapter Recognition Awards are presented to official chapters of (ISC)² within each region that best promote the vision of (ISC)² by inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Each chapter has demonstrated a well-rounded offering of activities and services designed to benefit its members and affiliates, while making a significant contribution to the profession and its local community through the core focus areas of the (ISC)² Chapter Program of Connect, Educate, Inspire and Secure. This year's recipients in each region are:
(ISC)2 would like to thank the Global Achievement Awards judging committees and the Chapter Advisory Council for their help in the selection process. A full list of awards committee members can be found at https://www.isc2.org/-/media/ISC2/About/Awards/GAA-Committee-2020-2021.ashx. A special thanks also goes out to the members of the (ISC)2 Board of Directors who judged the Board Awards, including Gabriel Bergel, CISSP, Dr. Earl Crane, CISSP, Biljana Cerin, CISSP, SC Leung, CISSP, CCSP, Lori Ross O'Neil, CISSP and Yiannis Pavlosoglou, CISSP.
For more information on the Global Achievement Awards program, including descriptions of each award category and eligibility details, please visit: https://www.isc2.org/About/Award-Programs
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