(ISC)2 Announces Recipients for its Third Annual Americas Information Security Leadership Awards

Recipients Honored for their Success in Elevating the Information Security Workforce in Central, North, and South America  

(ISC)2 Security Congress — Chicago, IL, September 26, 2013 — (ISC)2 ("ISC-squared"), the world's largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP, today announced the recipients of its third annual Americas Information Security Leadership Awards

The Americas ISLA program aims to recognize the achievements of outstanding information security professionals who have led an industry initiative, program or project resulting in a more proficient, resilient information security workforce in Central, North, and South America. 

"For the third year in a row, we have received a number of impressive nominations representing the accomplishments of industry leaders who are making a real difference in both the growth and quality of the information security workforce throughout the Americas," said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP, executive director of (ISC)2. "We selected this year's Americas ISLA recipients based on their exceptional efforts to improve the cyber security posture of their organizations and to develop qualified professionals capable of mitigating today's most challenging cyber threats."    

The 2013 Americas ISLA judges, all senior-level information security professionals from (ISC)2's North American and Latin American Advisory Boards, carefully reviewed the nominations and selected individual recipients in four distinct categories and one additional special recognition award for community service. The 2013 Americas ISLA recipients are:   

Information Security Practitioner Category

Mr. Christopher Duffy, Network+, CEH, GSEC, Security+, RHCT, CIW, eCPPT, CWNA, CNDA

lead penetration tester, Knowledge Consulting Group


Project Name: Federal Cloud Security Assessment Services 

Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project Category  

Mr. Andr�s Gil, CISSP, MBA

partner, Deloitte Argentina


Project Name: Deloitte Spanish Latin American Security Professionals Integration 

Senior Information Security Professional Category

Dr. Kevin McKenzie, CISSP

CISO & executive director, Clemson University


Project Name: HIPAA or Bust: Creating HIPAA Compliance in a University Health Care Facility 

Up-and-Coming Information Security Professional Category

Mr. Andrew Leeth, CSSLP, Security+

senior consultant, Crowe Horwath LLP


Project Name: Web Application Identification 

Community Service Star Award  

Mr. Lee Mangold, CISSP, GSLC, CEH

operations and support manager, Dynamic Animation Systems, Inc.


Project Name: Cyber Camp 2013 

For more information on the Americas ISLA program, please visit www.isc2.org/aisla.   


About (ISC)2
(ISC)2 is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with over 90,000 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 (CCFP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), 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 www.isc2.org.

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