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

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

HONG KONG, March. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — (ISC)2( )(R) (“ISC-squared”), the world’s largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP( )(R), announced the opening of nominations for its fifth annual Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA( )) Program. Since its inception, ISLA has recognized over 80 outstanding information security leaders in over 10 Asia-Pacific economies. To nominate a deserving executive or information security professional, please visit

The ISLA Program, begun 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. ISLA recognition is independent of professional certification, and nominations are accepted in three distinct categories:

— Senior Information Security Professional (examples include:
Chief Security Officer, Chief Information Security Officer,
IT Security Manager or Senior Security Manager with significant
IT security management responsibilities) who has significantly
contributed to the enhancement of the IT security workforce by
demonstrating a leadership role in any IT security workforce
improvement initiative, program or project. Candidates in this
category should have at least ten years of work experience,
seven of which are directly related to IT security.

— Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project
(non-information security management or executive, examples
include: Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer,
Program/Project Manager, etc.) who has significantly contributed
to the enhancement of the IT security workforce by demonstrating
a leadership role in any IT security workforce improvement
initiative, program or project within the last 12 months.
Candidates in this category should have at least ten years of
work experience and occupy a senior-level position within their

— Information Security Practitioner who has distinguished
him/herself for implementing and/or managing the implementation
of a component of a security program (examples include:
managing a security awareness and training program, conducting
difficult, complex security evaluations, etc.). Candidates in
this category should have at least six years of work experience,
three of which should be directly related to IT security.

In 2010, (ISC)2 added a special recognition Community Service Star, to recognize an honoree’s project that has significantly contributed to building or broadening security awareness within one’s own community or beyond within the last 12 months.

A Nomination Review Committee (NRC), comprised of members from the (ISC)2 Asian Advisory Board (AAB), will review and select honorees from the three categories based upon selection criteria and eligibility requirements. For a list of NRC members, please visit .

“(ISC)2 is proud of the tremendous growth and increasingly strong reputation the Asia-Pacific ISLA program has earned. The number of nominations continues to increase each year, which encourages us to strive to maintain the quality of the program to recognize the top information security leaders in the industry,” says W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)2.

“I look forward to participating on the ISLA Nomination Review Committee again this year to continue bringing the pioneers of this thriving and once virtually unknown industry to the forefront,” says Dr. Lee Jae-woo, co-chair for the AAB and Fellow of (ISC)2.

The 2010 ISLA Showcased Honorees were:

— Senior Information Security Professional Category and Community
Service Star: Prof. Robert H. Deng, Ph.D., professor and
associate dean for Faculty & Research School of Information
Systems, Singapore Management University, Singapore
— Senior Information Security Professional Category: Mr. Dong Hoon
Park, CEO, NICS Tech Co., South Korea
— Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project
Category: Mr. Ryuichi Inagaki, attorney (bengoshi), Ryuichi
Inagaki Law Office, Japan
— Security Practitioner Category: Mr. Frank Kai Fat Chow,
CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, CSSLP, senior systems manager, Automated
Systems Ltd., Hong Kong

For more details on the showcased honorees’ achievements please visit , and read the 2010 ISLA Editorial .

To download the nomination form, please visit . The deadline to submit nominations is May 6, 2011. (ISC)2 officials will honor the ISLA honorees at a gala dinner on July 26, 2011 in conjunction with the (ISC)2 SecureAsia@Jakarta( ) Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia.

About (ISC)2(R)

(ISC)2 is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, with over 75,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)2 issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP(R)) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP(R)), Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAP(R)), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP(R)) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)2’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)2 also offers education programs and services based on its CBK(R), a compendium of information security topics. More information is available at

(C) 2011, (ISC)2 Inc. (ISC)2, CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, ISSEP, and CSSLP, CAP, SSCP and CBK are registered marks of (ISC)2, Inc.

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Media Contacts:

Kitty Chung
(ISC)2 Asia-Pacific
Tel: +852-3520-4001


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Check In with Singapore Airlines, Check Out with PayPal

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2011-03-01 10:00
SINGAPORE, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Singapore Airlines customers in the US, Singapore and five other Asia Pacific countries and territories(1) can now pay for their flights with PayPal on This facility will progressively be made available to the Airline’s customers in up to 17 countries, making this the largest collaboration between PayPal and an Asian carrier to date.

After booking Singapore Airlines flights online, travellers can now pay for tickets using their PayPal account in as few as three clicks and without the need to retype their credit card or financial details.

A year-long global marketing campaign will be launched to celebrate the collaboration between Singapore Airlines and PayPal. The first marketing promotion allows travellers in the initial launch markets who pay for their Singapore Airlines flight with PayPal the chance to win back the price of their flight (up to S$2,000). One lucky winner will be selected daily from 7 March 2011 to 6 April 2011. For more details of this marketing promotion, please visit

“In our continuous search for more payment options for our customers, we are very happy to be able to add PayPal to our offerings. With PayPal, our customers will be able to benefit from another secure payment option and enjoy a hassle-free express checkout experience,” said Mr Tan Chik Quee, Singapore Airlines’ Senior Vice-President Marketing.

Mr Tan continued: “Matching the global nature of our business, PayPal’s online payment platform with over 94 million active users in 190 markets and 24 currencies will enable us to reach out to more travellers on all six continents in our network.”

“We’re so excited to add Singapore Airlines, one of the most admired carriers in the world, to our growing stable of airlines in the region that are leveraging on our global e-commerce platform to expand their reach to travellers worldwide,” said Mr Farhad Irani, Vice-President and General Manager of PayPal Asia Pacific.

Mr Irani commented further: “Our two global companies share the same goal for faster and safer ways to pay for tickets online, thus our collaboration is another manifestation of delivering choice, convenience and value to consumers across Asia Pacific and the world.”

Besides using their online balance, PayPal users can pay for their Singapore Airlines flights from their bank accounts, credit cards or debit cards that are linked to their PayPal account(2). In addition, PayPal never shares its users’ financial information, thereby increasing the security of the online transaction and protecting the privacy of its users.

About PayPal

PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, debit cards and credit cards in various markets. PayPal is an eBay company and enables global e-commerce with more than 94 million active accounts in 190 markets and 24 currencies around the world. The company’s open payment platform, PayPal X, allows developers to build innovative payment applications on multiple platforms and devices. More information about the company can be found at

PayPal is headquartered in San Jose, California and its international headquarters is located in Singapore.

About Singapore Airlines

When Singapore Airlines was formed in 1972, it operated a modest fleet of 10 aircraft to just 22 cities in 18 countries. With a commitment to fleet modernisation, product and service innovation and market leadership, the Airline quickly distinguished itself as a world-class carrier.

Today, Singapore Airlines operates a modern passenger fleet of more than 100 aircraft and its network, including Singapore Airlines Cargo and SilkAir destinations, covers a total of 99 destinations in 39 countries.

In October 2007, Singapore Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance, made aviation history as the first to fly the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380.

1. Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan.
2. PayPal account funding options differ by country.

For further information, please contact:

Mr Dickson Seow
Corporate Communications Director
PayPal Asia Pacific
Tel: +65-6510-6463

Singapore Airlines Public Affairs
Tel: +65-6541-5880 (office hours)
Tel: +65-9753-2126 (after office hours)
Fax: +65-6545-6083
SOURCE PayPal; Singapore Airlines

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March 3, 2011 at 10:21 am

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