(ISC)² Global Awards Program

2017 (ISC)2 11th Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA®)

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 (ISLA®) is recognized annually in the following categories, regardless of what credentials that the nominee holds:

Information Security Educator 

An individual who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of education on cyber/ information/software/ infrastructure security for the workforce (examples include: Full-time Teaching Staff/Lecturer/Professor/Dean in tertiary education on the subject of cyber, information, software or infrastructure security at the department of Information Assurance/ Computer Science/ Cyber Security/ Electronic Engineering/ Information & Communication Technology/ Information Technology/ Information Management or any faculty that is related to cyber, information, software or infrastructure security). Candidates in this category typically should have at least 10 years of full-time teaching experience, 7 of which are related to cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security. Research experience in any cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security topic is required, at least 10 years of postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Senior Information Security Professional

An individual who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in any security workforce improvement initiative, program or project (examples include: CSO, CISO, information security director, designer, architect or manager with significant security project lead responsibilities). Candidates in this category typically should have at least 10 years of work experience, 7 of which are directly related to cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security.

Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project

An individual with managerial position who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in any security workforce improvement initiative, program or project (candidates who are not cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security practitioner but involve in professional work for management of security project examples include: CEO, CIO, CFO, program/project manager, etc.). Candidates in this category typically should have at least 10 years of work experience and occupy a senior management level position within their organization.

Information Security Practitioner

An individual who has distinguished him/herself for implementing and/or managing the implementation of a component of a cyber/ information/ software /infrastructure security program (examples include: an executive or officer managing a security awareness and training program, conducting difficult, complex security executions and evaluations, etc.). Candidates in this category typically should have at least 6 years of work experience, 3 of which are directly related to cyber/ information/ software/ infrastructure security.

Judging Criteria for Honoree, Showcased Honoree and Special Recognition:

(ISC)2 will honor all candidates who have attained the requirements set by the nomination review committee as 'Honoree'. Amongst all the Honorees, (ISC)2 will highlight an initiative, program or project conducted by at least one Honoree from each of the categories. 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, process and technology for successful implementation
  • Innovation: Innovation approaches to overcoming obstacles or how the initiative, program or project build a foundation for workforce improvement in the future
  • Dedication: Distinctive achievement to the workforce or industry taht was outside one's regular job responsibility
  • Research: Outstanding research experience or outcome on any cyber, information, software or infrastruture security topic

Special Recognition - Community Service Star:

In an effort to bolster public awareness of cyber, information, software or infrastructure security throughout the region, Asia-Pacific ISLA will recognize an honoree's project which has significantly contributed to building or broadening security awareness within their community or beyond within the last 12 months.

Award Presentation and Gala Dinner

The (ISC)² 11th Asia-Pacific ISLA award presentation gala dinner will be held at Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel in Hong Kong on the evening of July 3, 2017.

The Gala will be by invitations only: invitations will be extended to award honorees and their guests, judges of Asia-Pacific ISLA, member of the Asia-Pacific Advisory Council, the (ISC)² Board of Directors, VIPs and guests from local and regional government agencies and other influential members of the security profession.

Nomination Process

(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 Closes on April 3, 2017

For more information about (ISC)2 Asia-Pacific ISLA program, please visit https://www.isc2.org/isla/  or email us at ISLA@isc2.org       

 

 

 

 


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