ISC(2(R) Announces Winners of Annual Cyber Security Awareness Contest

Palm Harbor, FL (PressExposure) November 20, 2008 -- In support of Cyber Security Awareness Month, (ISC)(2)'s 60,000-plus certified members, representing preeminent information security experts from corporate, government and academic arenas spanning the globe, were invited to post materials that organizations and individuals could download to promote online safety at work or within the community for the second consecutive year.

(ISC)(2) member winners were selected based on the number of public downloads of their materials. Each will receive US$1,000 from (ISC)(2). The winners are:

Rohit Kumar Goel, a CISSP, ISO 27001 LA based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the "Evolution of Information Security" poster

Veera Subrahmanya Kumar Polisetty, a CISSP, CISA, PMP based in India, for the "Data Security in Public Places" poster

Aaron Marco, a CISSP based in the U.S., for the "5 Minute All Employee Security Education" presentation

K Rudolph, a CISSP based in the U.S., for the "Protect Data on USB Devices" poster

Maurice Stebila, a CISSP based in the U.S., for the "Information Protection Survivor Awareness" flyer

More than 100 cyber security materials were uploaded to the Cyber Exchange during the month of October and more than 10,000 downloads were recorded.

"I congratulate (ISC)(2) for providing such a great platform for its members to reach out to the public, help spread information security awareness and ultimately help make the cyber world a safer place for everyone," said Rohit Kumar Goel, CISSP, ISO 27001 LA, one of the winners and an information security expert working for Emirate Airline. "This kind of effort from (ISC)(2) serves as a tremendous example of what an organization can do to support a cause greater than itself."

Another of this year's winners, Maurice Stebila, who is responsible for security compliance at EDS General Motors (GM), said, "I commend (ISC)(2) for encouraging its members to share their expertise with both the private and public sectors who are attempting to meet stringent compliance standards."

The Cyber Exchange features a variety of online safety materials in different formats, including posters, flyers, brochures, presentations and games, addressing a variety of topics, including network security, identity theft, Internet privacy, disaster recovery, emerging security threats, mobile security, software development and secure Website design.

"The overwhelming number of downloads from the second annual (ISC)(2) Cyber Security Awareness Month contest illustrate the variety, creativity and compelling nature of the submissions this year," said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)(2). "The Cyber Exchange will become a permanent fixture on the (ISC)(2) Website so that interested parties can benefit year-round from the knowledge and expertise of our members."

To download cyber security materials from the Cyber Exchange, please visit To find out more about (ISC)(2)'s efforts to address cyber security awareness on a global scale, please visit

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 (CISSPA') and related concentrations, Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAPA'), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCPA'), 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

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Press Release Submitted On: November 20, 2008 at 3:43 am
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