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(ISC)2 Announces Winners of 14th Annual U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Awards

May 11, 2017 - (Newswire)

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- (ISC)2® ("ISC-squared") today announced the winners of its 14th annual U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Awards (GISLA®) program during a gathering of government cybersecurity executives at the GISLA Gala in Washington, D.C.

A judging committee of senior cybersecurity experts from (ISC)2's U.S. Government Advisory Council (USGAC) and industry assessed individual and team achievements of a select group of nominees and awarded GISLAs in seven distinct categories. The 2017 GISLA recipients are as follows:

Technology Improvement - Individual Category: Daniel Holmes, senior information technician operations engineer, U.S. Army

Process/Policy Improvement - Individual Category: Matt Shabat, director of performance management, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Workforce Improvement - Individual Category: Barbara Smith, information security director, Pacific District, Department of Veterans Affairs

Up-and-Coming Information Security Professional - Individual Category: Michael Rocha, IT specialist, DHS

Community Awareness - Team Category: Hemant Baidwan, branch chief, Executive Business Management, DHS

Most Valuable Industry Partner (MVIP) - Team Category: Parham Eftekhari and James Scott, co-founders and senior fellows, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

F. Lynn McNulty Tribute Award - Brig. Gen. (ret.) Gregory Touhill, CISSP, former Federal Chief Information Security Officer

For more information on the GISLA program, please visit www.isc2.org/gisla.

About (ISC)²

(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)2 offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Our membership, over 123,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation - The Center for Cyber Safety and Education. For more information on (ISC)², visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook.

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