HONG KONG, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — (ISC)²® ("ISC-squared"), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with over 100,000 members, announced today it is now accepting nominations for its Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements Program (Asia-Pacific ISLA™). (ISC)² officials and advisory council members will honor the 2015 Asia-Pacific ISLA honorees at a gala dinner, held on the evening of July 29, 2015, in conjunction with (ISC)² Security Congress APAC 2015 http://www.informationsecurityasia.com/ at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Philippines.

The Asia-Pacific ISLA www.isc2.org/isla program, which is in co-operation with the (ISC)² Asia-Pacific Advisory Council, was established in 2007 as part of (ISC)²’s effort to recognize the ongoing commitment by information and software security leaders in Asia-Pacific to build a highly qualified and ethical information and software security workforce. Asia-Pacific ISLA recognition is independent of professional certification. Professionals can be nominated in three categories: Senior Information Security Professional; Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project; and Information Security Practitioner. 

"Over the years, with the Asia-Pacific ISLA program, we have been successful in raising the awareness of the importance of information and software security in our community," said Clayton Jones, managing director, Asia-Pacific (ISC)². "We are also pleased to see the Asia-Pacific ISLA as a means to give momentum to the recognition from the community at large to appreciate the unsung professionals that secure our cyber world day in and day out."

A nominations review committee comprised of senior information security experts from the industry in Asia-Pacific will review and select honorees from the three categories based upon the selection criteria and eligibility requirements. A Community Service Star will be handpicked by the review committee to recognize an individual who contributed to broaden security awareness in his or her community within the last 12 months.

"It was truly an honor to be selected as a showcased honoree in the category of Senior Information Security Professional last year. I highly recommend that information and software security professionals get involved in this prestigious recognition program," said Dr. Daisuke Inoue, Director of Cybersecurity Laboratory, Network Security Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan. "I enjoyed last year’s gala dinner as it was a highlight of my career and it also provided me with an opportunity to meet with the peers from the region and beyond in the industry."

To nominate a candidate for an Asia-Pacific ISLA, please go to http://bit.ly/1xhH6bV and complete the submission form. The submission deadline for nominations is May 8, 2015.

About (ISC)²®
Formed in 1989, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with over 100,000 members in more than 160 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP®), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information and software security topics. More information is available at www.isc2.org

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Kitty Chung 
(ISC)2 Asia-Pacific 
+85228506989 
kchung@isc2.org