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Vice President of the Philippines to Celebrate with ISLA honorees at Gala Dinner in Manila

HONG KONG, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (ISC)2? ("ISC-squared"), the world's largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP?, today announced the honorees for its seventh annual Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) Program . (ISC)2 will recognize 28 honorees and announce three showcased workforce initiatives and a community service star special recognition at a Gala Dinner and Ceremony sponsored by Microsoft on 8 August, 2013, in Manila, Philippines.

The Guest of Honor, Honorable Jejomar C. Binay, vice president of the Republic of the Philippines, together with (ISC)2 executives, will celebrate the  workforce achievements of top information security professionals from Asia-Pacific.

Part of (ISC)2's global Awards Program, ISLA aims to recognize the ongoing commitment by information security  leaders in Asia-Pacific who have significantly enhanced the workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in an information security workforce improvement initiative, program or project.  

Professionals were nominated in three distinct categories: managerial professional for information security project(s), senior information security professional, and information security practitioner. The 2013 honorees are as follows:

In the information security practitioner category:

    Peter Kin-Yat Cheung, CISSP, CISA, operational security analyst, Philips Electronic Hong Kong Limited, Hong Kong
    Sujit Christy, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, director, Layers-7 Seguro Consultoria (Pvt) Ltd., India and Sri Lanka
    Chia-Ching Fang, CISSP, GCFA, GREM, project manager, Institute for Information Industry (III), Taiwan
    Talha Habib, CISSP, CISA, CISM, board member, Pakistan Information Security Association (PISA), Pakistan
    Kuang-Chun Hung, CHFI, GPEN, GREM, project manager, Institute for Information Industry (III), Taiwan
    Chun-Yu Mike Lo, CISSP, CCSK, CISA, senior security consultant, Cloud Computing Security Limited, Hong Kong
    Sung Woong Park, CISSP, CISA, manager/IT Strategy & Planning, Korea Securities Depository, South Korea
    Maiko Shichijo, senior researcher, Institute For HyperNetwork Society, Japan

In the managerial professional for information security project(s) category:

    BGEN Fermin R. de Leon Jr., AFP (Ret), Ph.D., MNSA, president, National Defense College of the Philippines, Philippines
    Young Ha Jeon, CISA, CISM, PMP, CEO, CAS Limited, South Korea
    Mohamad Sazly Musa, CISSP, CEH, LPT, senior manager, The International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), Malaysia
    Chella Namasivayam M, chief information officer, iGATE Global Solutions Ltd., India
    Ruhama Mohammed Zain, CISSP, CISM, GWAPT, head/specialist, CyberSecurity Malaysia, Malaysia
    Shirley Marie Plaza, MNSA, consultant, Office of the Vice President, Republic of the Philippines, Philippines

In the senior information security professional category:

    Manoj Abraham IPS, inspector general of Police, Kerala Police, India
    Dr. Hyun Sook Cho, Security+, managing director, Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute, South Korea
    Nadeem Dogar, general manager, Ora-Tech Systems (pvt) Ltd. Lahore, Pakistan
    Yonosuke Harada, CISA, CISM, professor, Graduate School of Institute of Information Security, Japan    
    Toshihiro Hirayama, ICP Consulting IT Specialist, IBM Japan, Ltd., Japan
    Chuan Wei Hoo, CISSP, CISA, CFE, security information officer, BT Advise Assure, BT Global Services, Singapore
    Parichart Jiravachara, CISA, CRISC, ITIL Expert, partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Jaiyos Advisory Co., Ltd., Thailand
    Anish Kr. Srivastava, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, associate partner and global GID leader - Security Services, IBM India Pvt. Ltd., India
    Anthony Cheuk Tung Lai, CISSP, CSSLP, founder and security researcher, VXRL (Valkyrie-X Security Research Group), Hong Kong
    Takayuki Oku, CISSP, deputy director of Cybercrime Division, Community Safety Bureau/National Police Agency, Japan
    Angel Redoble, president and CEO, ARMCI Solutions & Consultancy, Inc., Philippines
    Doug Stuart, CISSP, chief technology officer (ASIA-PAC), BAE Systems Detica, Australia
    Dr. Masato Terada, chief coordination designer, Hitachi Ltd., Japan
    Vivian Tsai, CSO, Sen Sen Home Shopping Co., Ltd., Taiwan

"We congratulate all honorees and supporting committees, as their passion to protect goes beyond their daily jobs. They invest their time and energy to mentor and educate those around them. According to our latest Global Information Security Workforce Study , information security is both an intellectually and financially rewarding profession. At the same time, we are experiencing a global talent shortage. We hope that by recognizing pioneers and visionaries through the ISLA program, we are helping to inspire a strong future generation of information security professionals," said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (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. They have committed their time and effort to the Nomination Review Committee, which provides a balance of geographical representation, to objectively select the ISLA honorees."

(ISC)2 officials will recognize 28 Honorees, three Showcased Honorees, and one Community Service Star on stage at the Asia-Pacific ISLA Gala Dinner on 8 August, 2013 at the Makati Shangri-la, Manila. Concurrently, the (ISC)2 Security Leadership Series event, SecureAsia@Manila Conference, will be held August 7-8 at the same venue.

For more information and to register for SecureAsia@Manila, please visit For further inquiries, please contact Sally Ko, marketing manager for (ISC)2 Asia-Pacific, at 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 .

About (ISC)2

(ISC)2 is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security and software security professionals 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?), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), 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 .

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