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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

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Media Contacts:

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


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Taipei Rolls Out Red Carpet for 2010 ASOCIO ICT Summit

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Keynote speeches, panel discussions, and ICT industry and IT Service businesses showcasing cutting-edge technologies are highlights of the summit

TAIPEI, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Hosted by the Information Service Industry Association of Chinese Taipei (CISA), the2010 ASOCIO ICT Summit will be held in Taipei, Taiwan from December 1st through the 3rd at the Taipei International Convention Center. The summit theme is ASOCIO ICT Best Practices and focuses on demonstrating Best ICT Practices and success stories of each member economy. The Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO) is a group of IT industry associations from economies in the Asia and Oceania regions.

The exhibits, showcasing cutting-edge technologies of outstanding ICT industry and IT Service businesses, are organized around the themes of Business Solutions, E-Commerce, Digital Content, Outsourcing, ICT Education, SI and IT Consultation, and the Digital Divide.

Keynote speeches will be delivered by Mr. Stan Shih, Chairman of the iD SoftCapital Group and Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Acer Group; Dato’ Dan E. Khoo, Chairman of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), Malaysia; and Dr. Ming-Ji Wu, Director General, Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Ministry of Economic Affairs. Panel discussions include e-Government, e-Business, Cloud Computing, e-SME, and Digital Opportunity.

Optional networking activities on November 30th will include a golf tournament or a tour of the Yingge Ceramics Museum, and dinner and golf tournament award ceremony. For ASOCIO members only on December 1st, there will be a Past President Council Meeting, Board Meeting, and General Assembly. Pre-registered participants will visit the Industrial Technology Research Institute and the NanKang Software Park, and participate in a WTM meeting, and business matching. Scheduled for the evening are the exhibition opening and welcome reception, and Taipei Night. The keynote speeches and panel discussions will take place on Thursday and Friday. Friday afternoon and evening there will be a press conference, closing ceremony, and gala dinner at the Grand Hyatt Taipei.


The Information Service Industry Association of Chinese Taipei (CISA), is Taiwan’s sole representative body of information service industries. Founded in 1983, CISA is one of the most time-honored hi-tech associations in Taiwan. Its 750 corporate members comprise domestic, international companies and R&D institutes in software development, distribution, and information and network service businesses. CISA is the founding member of the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO), and is a member on the Steering Committee of World Information Technology & Service Alliance (WITSA). For more details visit:


Since its establishment in 1984, in Tokyo, Japan, ASOCIO has dedicated itself to promoting, encouraging and fostering relationships, while promoting trade between its member organizations. As a federation of computing industry associations from the Asian-Oceanian region, ASOCIO’s overriding objective is to develop the computing society and industry in the region. ASOCIO has been instrumental in linking up IT companies in its member economies. For more details visit:

SOURCE The Information Service Industry Association of Chinese Taipei

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