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(ISC)2(R) Appoints Two New Members to its U.S. Government Advisory Board for Cyber Security

Information Security Leaders from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Reserve Board to Advise on Policies, Trends and Certifications

PALM HARBOR, Fla., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- (ISC)2(R) ("(ISC)2-squared"), the not-for-profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers, today announced it has appointed two new members to its U.S. Government Advisory Board for Cyber Security (GAB). They are as follows:

  • Gil Vega, CISSP, chief information security officer (CISO), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Vega is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of the ICE enterprise Information Assurance Program and currently manages a staff of 30 federal employees and 50 contract personnel who manage the security of a 30,000-user law enforcement environment across 600 U.S. and 65 foreign sites.
  • Patrick J. Kelly, Associate of (ISC)2 for CISSP, IT analyst within the Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems Division, Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Mr. Kelly is responsible for reviewing the information security policies, procedures, projects and systems within Federal Reserve Banks and making recommendations for improvements. He is also a recent participant in the Scholarship for Service (CyberCorp) Program through the National Science Foundation.

Mr. Vega and Mr. Kelly will serve with the GAB's 19 other volunteer members from the U.S. public sector and industry organizations. The board provides insight and advice to the (ISC)2 executive management team on government policies and programs that affect the information security profession, as well as certifications for U.S. cyber security professionals.

"We are pleased to have Mr. Vega and Mr. Kelly join the GAB and to provide unique insight resulting from their varied experiences and perspectives on the information security profession," said Lynn McNulty, CISSP, director of government affairs for (ISC)2 and co-chair for the (ISC)2 GAB. "The GAB provides a dedicated forum wherein a diverse group of information security thought leaders can discuss the challenges that government information security professionals face every day and solutions on how best to evolve our resources and certifications to help them meet those challenges."

The new members will be joining (ISC)2's elite group of current U.S. government advisors. They are:

  • Lynn McNulty, CISSP, co-chair (ISC)2 Government Advisory Board for Cyber Security, director of government affairs for (ISC)2
  • Michael Castagna, CISSP, co-chair (ISC)2 Government Advisory Board for Cyber Security, chief information security officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Michael P. Ashworth, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, CAP, CGEIT, director, Information Security Division, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Interior
  • John Boynton, CISSP, information assurance specialist, Program Executive Office, Information Assurance and NetOps, Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Bruce Brody, CISSP, CISM, vice president for cyber security and chief security officer, The Analysis Group, LLC
  • Devon A. Bryan, CISSP, CCNA, MSCE2K, deputy associate chief information officer for cyber security, Internal Revenue Service
  • Jerry L. Davis, CISSP, PMP, deputy chief information officer, IT Security Office of the Chief Information Officer, NASA Headquarters
  • Art Friedman, CISSP, senior strategist for privilege management, deputy assistant secretary of defense, information and identity assurance, National Security Agency
  • James. L. Golden, CISSP, CISM, associate partner, IT Governance, IBM
  • Paul Grabow, CISSP, manager, Information Security Branch, IT Security Branch, U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms
  • Mary S. Heard, CISSP, acting associate chief information officer for cyber security, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Patrick D. Howard, CISSP, CISM, chief information security officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Tim A. Krell, CISSP-ISSEP, information assurance team lead, NAVSEA Keyport, U.S. Navy
  • Louis Magnotti III, CISSP, chief information officer, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Dara Gordon Murray, CISSP, director of IT security for the Program Support Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Marc Noble, CISSP- ISSAP, CISM, principal, The MITRE Corporation
  • Jane Scott Norris, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, CAP, CISM, (ISC)2 board member and security consultant
  • Jerry G. Ormaner, CISSP, CIO, CISM, assistant director, Security Planning and Policy Operations Services Staff, Justice Management Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • John R. Rossi, CISSP-ISSEP, MA, professor of systems management/information assurance, National Defense University

"Guidance provided by individuals on this board will enable (ISC)2 to better support the Obama Administration's efforts to implement its 60-day Review recommendations regarding the information security workforce under its new national cybersecurity strategy," added Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)2.

Established in 2003, the (ISC)2 GAB is one of several (ISC)2 advisory boards representing information security professionals worldwide. Other boards advise on information security workforce issues specific to the Americas, European and Asia-Pacific regions.

About (ISC)2

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. [(ISC)2(R)] is the globally recognized Gold Standard for certifying information security professionals. Founded in 1989, (ISC)2 has certified over 60,000 information security professionals in 138 countries. Based in Palm Harbor, Florida, USA, with offices in Washington, D.C., London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, (ISC)2 issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and related concentrations, Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAP), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), and Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLPcm) credentials to those meeting necessary competency requirements. (ISC)2 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 a continuing professional education program, a portfolio of education products and services based upon (ISC)2's CBK(R), a compendium of information security topics, and is responsible for the (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study. More information is available at www.isc2.org.

(C) 2008, (ISC)2 Inc. (ISC)2, CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, ISSEP, and CAP, SSCP and CBK are registered marks of (ISC)2, Inc.


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