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(ISC)² Announces 2014 Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLATM) Honorees

Gala Dinner to be held concurrently with SecureAsia@Beijing July 23-24 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Beijing

Hong Kong, July 10, 2014 — (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with over 100,000 members worldwide, today announced the honorees for its eighth annual Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) Program. (ISC)² will recognize 27 honorees and announce four showcased workforce initiatives and a community service star special recognition at a Gala Dinner and Ceremony on July 24, 2014, at the Shangri-la Hotel in Beijing, China. Concurrently, the SecureAsia@Beijing Conference, co-organized by the Information Security Professional Committee of China Information Industry Association (CIIAISPC) and (ISC)², will be held July 23-24 at the same venue.

The Guest of Honor, Dr. Xiaodong Zuo, vice president of China Information Security Institute, along with (ISC)² executives, will celebrate the workforce achievements of top information security professionals throughout Asia-Pacific.

“Since our inception 25 years ago, (ISC)² has helped to build the standard for professionalism, and membership continues to grow. The ISLA Program helps to inspire a strong future generation of information security professionals by recognizing today’s pioneers and visionaries. We congratulate all honorees, as their passion to protect goes beyond their daily jobs,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP, executive director, (ISC)². “The success of the ISLA program would not be possible without the continued support of the (ISC)² Asian Advisory Board members, to whom I extend my deepest appreciation. I am especially grateful to the members of the Nomination Review Committee, who committed their time and efforts to objectively select the ISLA honorees.”

Professionals were nominated in three distinct categories: information security practitioner, managerial professional for an information security project, and senior information security professional. The 2014 honorees are as follows:

In the information security practitioner category:
1. Yuwei Cai, global leader, DSIT Security Competency Center, Hewlett-Packard (China)
2. Amelia Namatovu Gowa, policy analyst, International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) (Malaysia)
3. Mohd Fazil Ismail, GSEC, CEH, manager, Security Assurance, International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) (Malaysia)
4. Dr. In Kyung Jeun, CISA, manager, Korea Internet & Security Agency (South Korea)
5. Muhammad Anis Rizal Bin Mustaffa Kamal, GPEN, GSEC, manager, Security Assurance, International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) (Malaysia)
6. Lun-Chuan Lee, CISSP, CEH, CHFI, project manager, Cloud System Department, Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan)
7. Parakum Amaranga Pathirana, CISSP, CISA, CISM, head of IT Security & Compliance Lanka ORIX Information Technology Services (Sri Lanka)
8. Pravin Sharma, assistant general manager, Union Bank of India (India)
9. Jim Y.F. Shek, CISSP, CISA, CBCP, program director, (ISC)² Hong Kong Chapter (Hong Kong)
10. Anan Sony, CISSP, CISA, ITIL Expert, manager (Consulting Service Department), ACIS Professional Center Co., Ltd. (Thailand)

In the managerial professional for information security project(s) category:
1. Dr. Hyeyeon Ahn, senior executive vice president, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), (South Korea)
2. Lal Dias, MBA, MBCS, CITP, chief executive officer, Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team|Coordination Centre (Sri Lanka)
3. Alan, Hung-Pin Hsieh, CISSP, CISA, PMP, senior project manager, Acer Inc. (Taiwan)
4. Minsoo Lee, CEO, ICT Intelligent Security (South Korea)

In the senior information security professional category:
1. Hae-Sul Choi, CEO, WATCH I System Inc. (South Korea)
2. Frank Kai Fat Chow, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, CSSLP, CGEIT, senior consultant, Hong Kong Productivity Council (Hong Kong)
3. Dr. Yuejin Du, director, National Engineering Lab for Cyber Security Emergency Response Technology (China)
4. Dr. Mukhtar Hussain, chief information officer, Fauji Fertilizer Company Ltd. (Pakistan)
5. Dr. Atsuo Inomata, JAB Judge member, associate professor, Information Initiative Center/associate professor, Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)
6. Dr. Daisuke Inoue, director, Cybersecurity Laboratory, Network Security Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology. (Japan)
7. Amit Karir, CISSP, CISM, CIPP/IT, privacy lead, Microsoft India Corporation Pvt. Ltd. (India)
8. Joonho Lee, chief information security officer, NAVER Corporation (South Korea)
9. Masaru Matsunami, chief security technology officer, Sony Digital Network Applications, Inc. (Japan)
10. Wasantha Perera, CISSP, C|CISO, CRISC, head of Information Security and Compliance, Colombo Stock Exchange (Sri Lanka)
11. Dr. Shengkai Wang, senior researcher on Internet International Policy, China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) (China)
12. Guang Alexander Yan, CISSP, CISA, CISM, manager, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Certified Public Accountants LLP (China)
13. Qiang Zhang, CISSP, CISA, CBCP, chief security officer, Bank of China (China)

For more information and to register for SecureAsia@Beijing, please visit For further inquiries, please contact Maggie Yuen, marketing manager for (ISC)² Asia-Pacific, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +852 2850 6957. Members of the press wishing to attend should contact Kitty Chung, head of marketing communications for (ISC)² Asia-Pacific, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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About (ISC)²
Formed in 1989 and celebrating its 25th anniversary, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with over 100,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information and software security topics. More information is available at