(ISC)² Names Infrastructure and Security Director

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Nonprofit cybersecurity certification organization (ISC)² has appointed Bruce Beam as director of infrastructure and security.

Beam, who has more than 20 years of experience leading IT/ICT and security teams for large enterprises and the US Navy, will oversee all aspects of (ISC)²’s global IT/ICT and cybersecurity operations.

“Bruce is a strategic technology leader with a proven track record of strengthening enterprise security posture, building collaborative teams and enabling more efficient business processes,” said Wesley Simpson, COO at (ISC)². “As an (ISC)² member, Bruce personally understands what our community of cybersecurity professionals need and what they expect from us. Under his leadership, we will continue our infrastructure modernization projects and dramatically improve service levels for all members.”

Beam was most recently senior director of information security and infrastructure for IT services provider CoreSite, where he led a team responsible for information security, network administration, systems management and help desk, providing operational solutions to clients in government, civil defense, public safety, intelligence, infrastructure management, energy, navigation technology and more.

With the US Navy, he served as IT director for the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Center Detachment at Norfolk,and as chief security officer for the Naval Oceanography ASW Center.

“(ISC)² is the premier cybersecurity organization in the world,” Beam said. “I share the organization’s passion and commitment to certify and educate cybersecurity professionals. The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is the calling card for all information security professionals, and it is a great privilege to be a part of the team working so diligently to inspire a safe and secure cyber-world.” 

Beam holds the CISSP and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certifications. He earned a master’s degree in information technology/information assurance from the University of Maryland University College, a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Jacksonville University and a bachelor’s degree in trade, technical and industrial education from Valdosta State University.

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