(ISC)² Global Awards Program
Since 2004, (ISC)2® has been recognizing the ongoing commitment of individuals who are leading the way and making a difference in this ever evolving industry, honoring their tireless efforts and standards of excellence in the field of information or software security. A nominations judging committee comprised of seven to ten senior information security experts will review all submissions and select honorees for each category. All qualified nominees are honored during a gala dinner and recognition ceremony each year.
The (ISC)2 Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLATM) is now accepting nominations
Here are the steps for nominations:
Step 1: Click on the "Register" button to create a login and password as a nominator.
Step 2: Fill out your contact information by clicking on the "Nominator info" button.
Step 3: Begin the nomination process by clicking on the "Nomination form" button.
Step 4: Review or continue your previously saved Nomination form by clicking on the "My nominations" button.
Step 5: Submit your nomination by clicking on the "Submit now" button.
(ISC)2 Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements is recongnized annually in the following categories, regardless of what credentials that the nominee holds:
Senior Information Security Professional (examples include: Chief Security Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, IT Security Manager, Software Architect, Chief Technical Officer or Senior Security Manager with significant information security management responsibilities) who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the information and/or software security workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in any information and/or software security workforce improvement initiative, program or project. Candidates in this category should have at least ten years of work experience, seven of which are directly related to information and/or software security.
Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project (non-information security management or executive, examples include: Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer, program/project manager, etc.) who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the information and/or software security workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in any information and/or software security workforce improvement initiative, program or project within the last 12 months. Candidates in this category should have at least ten years of work experience and occupy a senior-level position within their organization.
Information Security Practitioner who has distinguished him/herself for implementing and/or managing the implementation of a component of a security program (examples include: managing a security awareness and training program, executing secure software development, conducting difficult, complex security evaluations, etc.). Candidates in this category should have at least six years of work experience, three of which should be directly related to information and/or software security.
Candidates for all categories will be examined against the following criteria in which " information and/or software security workforce or senior management" is defined as those individuals whose full-time job is information security, in its various forms, ranging from security program management, to firewall administration, to providing security awareness and training, etc or in management level ranging from CEO, CIO or Project Manager, etc. These individuals are likely to have spent a good part of their careers working in the information and/or software security or management field. They will be recognized for demonstrating leadership in advancing the status of career information security/ IT management by:
Their contribution to the improvement of the information and/or software security workforce within their organization
Their leadership role in any information and/or software security workforce improvement initiatives, programs or projects
Their record of continuing involvement in information and/or software security workforce improvement initiatives, working groups and other similar activities
Their distinctive achievement, outcome or results of an information and/or software security workforce enhancement initiative outside their regular job responsibilities
Examples can include, but are not limited to:
Development and support for new or improved processes that incorporate and integrate security components into standard IT, software and business processes;
Designing reward, bonus, or career advancement schemes that recognize the professional achievements of information or software security professionals, such as developing successful corporate training, publications and conference papers, certification, certification maintenance or superior performance in educational and training programs;
Outstanding contribution to successful and secure education projects which is outside the nominee's regular job responsibility; and
New initiatives to support the professional development of information or software security staff such as subsidized study for certifications, subsidized examination fees, and training and conference programs.
Judging Criteria for Showcase Projects
(ISC)² will highlight an initiative, program or project conducted by ONE nominee from EACH of the categories above. The criteria for showcasing these initiatives are:
Impact:The impact the initiative, program or project had on the organization and/or community
Implementation: How the initiative, program or project leveraged people, processes and technology for successful implementation
Innovation: Innovative approaches to overcoming obstacles or how the initiative, program or project built a foundation for workforce improvement in the future
Dedication: Distinctive achievement to the workforce or industry that was outside one's regular job responsibility
For more information about (ISC)2 Asia-Pacific ISLA program, please visit https://www.isc2.org/isla/ or email us at ISLA@isc2.org.
(ISC)² members and others are strongly encouraged to nominate Asian-Pacific professionals who have contributed to the success of an information security program and to the improvement of information security workforce throughout the year.
Call for Nominations open March 27- May 8, 2015.