(ISC)2 Opens GISLA Nominations

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(ISC)2 has opened the nominations for its 2015 U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Awards (GISLA).

(ISC)2 officials, sponsors and others will honor the 2015 GISLA recipients at a gala dinner and awards ceremony being held on May 14, in conjunction with (ISC)2’s CyberSecureGov conference in Washington, D.C.

The GISLA program, which is sponsored by the (ISC)2 U.S. Government Advisory Council (USGAC), was established in 2004 as part of (ISC)2’s effort to recognize government information security leaders whose commitment to excellence is helping to improve government information security and to advance an in-demand workforce.

“This year’s GISLA program will recognize those government information security professionals who see opportunity in crisis, whether in federal or state/local service,” said Dan Waddell, director of government affairs at (ISC)², in a statement. “These are the people who are pushing forward to collaborate on and lead initiatives that will ultimately stabilize a very unstable environment and help to positively influence our interconnected world.”

Awards are given in several categories to recognize individuals whose initiatives in the areas of technology improvement, process/policy improvement, workforce improvement and as an up-and-comer have led to significant improvements in the security posture of a department, agency or the entire U.S. government. Awards are also given for outstanding team projects in the areas of community awareness and industry partnership.

A nominations committee comprised of senior information security experts from government and industry will review and select winners from the six categories of finalists based upon the selection criteria and eligibility requirements. 

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