Wednesday, April 9, 2008

(ISC)² Creates Award in Honor of Columbus Professional

(ISC)² is the certification organization behind the well-known Certified Information Systems Security Professional credential (CISSP), the first information security certification accredited by ANSI to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 17024:2003. Among the elder statesmen who helped to make the organization and certification what it is today is Jim Wade, most recently of Columbus. In his long and distinguished career, Jim served as a director for (ISC)², a president of the international Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), and held senior executive positions in both industry and government. Jim was lost to cancer at the end of October 2007.

At the RSA Conference 2008, (ISC)² held a reception for members announcing, among other things, a new service award for information security professionals. "In honor of the selfless and lifelong contributions of our esteemed colleague," read the notice from (ISC)², "we want to recognize volunteers who have made a sustained and valuable contribution to (ISC)²."

As I wrote yesterday, Columbus has a tremendously strong information security community, full of people whose impact is felt far and wide throughout the profession. With this new service award, the contributions of one such Columbus-based professional will be memorialized.



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