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(ISC)2(R) Opens Nominations for Seventh Annual Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements Program

Nominations Open for Thought Leaders, Community Servants, Management Pioneers and Committed Practitioners in Information Security Industry

HONG KONG, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (ISC)2? ("ISC-squared"), the world's largest not-for-profit information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP? today announced the opening of nominations for its seventh annual Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA?) Program. To nominate an executive or information security professional, please visit and select "ISLA Asia-Pacific". (ISC)2 officials will honor this year's honorees at a gala dinner on August 8 in conjunction with the SecureAsia@Manila Conference in Manila, Philippines.

The Asia-Pacific ISLA Program, launched in 2007 as part of (ISC)2's global Awards Program, recognizes the ongoing commitment by information security leaders in Asia-Pacific to build a highly qualified and ethical information security workforce. Asia-Pacific ISLA recognition is independent of professional certification. Professionals can be nominated in three distinct categories: Senior Information Security Professional; Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project; and Information Security Practitioner .

A nominations review committee, comprised of members from the (ISC)2 Asian Advisory Board (AAB) and previous Asia-Pacific ISLA honorees will review all applications based upon the selection criteria and eligibility requirements. For a list of nominations review committee members, please visit .

"Since 2007, (ISC)2 has recognized over 200 information security professionals through the Asia-Pacific ISLA Program," said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, (ISC)2 executive director. Year after year, we are reminded of the importance of showcasing information security professionalism, innovation, and leadership being displayed to increase awareness for the efforts these professionals put forth every day to make the cyber world a safer place. We look forward to honoring their achievements amongst peers and dignitaries in Manila this year."

For more details about the program and nomination criteria, please visit To view the 2012 showcased honorees' achievement details, please visit . To nominate a professional, please submit your nomination form at . The deadline for nominations is May 24, 2013.

About (ISC)2

(ISC)2 is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 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?), 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 security topics. More information is available at .

? 2013, (ISC)2 Inc. (ISC)2, CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, ISSEP, CSSLP, CAP, SSCP and CBK are registered marks of (ISC)2, Inc.

Kitty Chung
(ISC)2 Asia-Pacific

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