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Source:(ISC)2 AsiaNet 45317
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(ISC)2 Announces Honorees for Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) Program

(ISC)2 Announces Honorees for Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) Program

HONG KONG, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-AsiaNet/ -

Celebrates ISLA fifth anniversary with honorees at Gala Dinner on July 26 in 
Jakarta, Indonesia

(ISC)2(R) ("ISC-squared"), the world''s largest not-for-profit information 
security professional body and administrators of the CISSP(R),  today announced 
the honorees for its fifth annual Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership 
Achievements (ISLA) Program. (ISC)2 will announce four distinguished workforce 
initiatives led by the most outstanding honorees and a Community Service Star 
recipient at the Gala Dinner on July 26 in Jakarta, Indonesia.    

Guest of Honor, Dr. Ir. Ashwin Sasongko, M.Sc., director general for 
Informatics Applications, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, 
Republic of Indonesia, together with (ISC)2 executives, will celebrate with the 
accomplishments of the talented information security leaders in Asia-Pacific.

Through ISLA, (ISC)2 publicly recognizes the ongoing commitment by information 
security leaders throughout Asia-Pacific to build a highly qualified and 
ethical workforce. Part of (ISC)2's Global Awards Program, ISLA aims to 
recognize the achievements of outstanding information security professionals 
who have significantly contributed to the enhancement of the workforce by 
demonstrating a leadership role in an information security workforce 
improvement initiative, program or project. Professionals were nominated in 
three distinct categories: Managerial Professional for Information Security 
Project(s), Senior Information Security Professional, and Information Security 
Practitioner. Professional certification was not a requirement for nomination. 
The 2011 ISLA Honorees are as follows: 

In the category of Information Security Practitioner: 

1.  Mr. Ameen Sharif, CEH, CISA, CISSP, head of information security,
    Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited, PAKISTAN
2.  Mr. Kin Chong Chan, CISSP, CISA, vice president, Information Risk
    Management, Asia, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA., SINGAPORE
3.  Mr. Surachai Chatchalermpun, CSSLP, SSCP, IRCA ISMS:ISO 27001,
    compliance, process & risk management officer, PTT ICT Solutions,
4.  Mr. Man Keung, Roland Cheung, CISSP, MCSE, consultant, Hong Kong 
    Productivity Council, HONG KONG
5.  Mr. Jong-Oh Hur, CISSP, CISA, APEC Engineer/EMF-IRPE, project manager
    for IT security systems, AhnLab Inc., SOUTH KOREA
6.  Ms. Noor Aida Idris, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, senior analyst, Security
    Management Best Practices Dept., CyberSecurity Malaysia, MALAYSIA
7.  Prof. Richardus Eko Indrajit, Ph.D, chair, ID-SIRTII (Indonesia
    Security Incident Response Team On Internet Infrastructure), INDONESIA
8.  Mr. Kitisak Jirawannakool, Security+, senior engineer, National
    Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), THAILAND
9.  Mr. Mohamad Nizam Kassim, GAWN, GPEN, GWAPT, senior analyst cyber
    safety, Outreach Dept., CyberSecurity Malaysia, MALAYSIA
10. Mr. Muhammad Zubair Khan, CISA, CISM, chief executive officer,
    Tranchulas Ltd., PAKISTAN
11. Ms. Ming-Hui Liu, section manager, Institute for Information Industry
12. Ms. Nor'Azuwa Muhamad Pahri, head, Security Assurance Dept,
    CyberSecurity Malaysia, MALAYSIA
13. Mr. Ashvin Parankusha, M.B.A., CEH, ISO 27001 LA, senior security
    consultant, Genapt Technology Labs Private Limited, INDIA
14. Mr. Philip Ki Lun Sy, M.Sc., CISA, BCMP, principal consultant,
    Professo Consulting Pte Ltd, SINGAPORE
15. Prof. Tzong-Chen Wu, Ph.D, professor, Department of Information
    Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

In the category of Managerial Professional for Information Security 

1. Mr. Mahmud Ab Rahman, CCNA,CCNP,GPEN(Gold), Manager(specialist),
   Malware Research Center, MyCERT Dept., CyberSecurity Malaysia, MALAYSIA
2. Mr. Cahyana Ahmadjayadi, senior expert to The Minister for Politics and
   Security, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology,
3. Ms. Soyoung Choi, vice president, Media Group Infothe, SOUTH KOREA
4. Mr. Aizirman Djusan, M.Sc., head of ICT research and human resources
   development, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology,
5. Lt. Cdr. Chia Won Chee (Retired), M.Sc., CBCP, CEH, head, InfoSecurity
    Professsional Development Dept., CyberSecurity Malaysia, MALAYSIA
6. Mr. Raj Kumar Kunhiraman, ISO/IEC27001 Lead Auditor, ABCP, Manager,
   Training and Skills Development, International Multilateral Partnership
   Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), MALAYSIA
7. Mr. Mohd Zabri Adil Talib, EnCE, GCFA, head, Digital Forensics Dept.,
    CyberSecurity Malaysia, MALAYSIA
8. Mr. Henry Ping-Shuo Ting, CIO, Eastern Home Shopping & Leisure Co., Ltd.,
9. Mr. Chii-Wen Wu, director, Government Information and Communication
   Security Working Group, National Information and Communication Security
   Taskforce (NICST), Executive Yuan, TAIWAN

In the category of Senior Information Security Professional: 

1.  Mr. Thomas Kurian Ambattu, CRISC, information security officer,
    Docustream India Technologies Pvt. Ltd., INDIA
2.  Prof. Koichiro Hayashi, Ph.D., president & professor, Institute of
    Information Security, JAPAN
3.  Mr. Chi Keung (Alan) Ho, CISSP, CISA, MCSE, program committee member,
    Professional Information Security Association, HONG KONG
4.  Mr. Chiung-ying (CY) Huang, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, senior technical
    manager of Acer e-Enabling Data Center, Acer Inc., TAIWAN 
5.  Mr. Aseem Jakhar, founder, Null Open Security Community, INDIA
6.  Mr. Anish Kumar Srivastava, CISSP, CRISC, CISA, service area leader,
    Information Security & Privacy Services (GBS Global Delivery), IBM
    India Pvt. Ltd., INDIA
7.  Mr. Hogan Kusnadi Lim, CISSP-ISSAP, SSCP, director, PT. UniPro Nuansa
    Indonesia, INDONESIA
8.  Mr. Kyong-Soo Oh, CEO, Lotte Data Communication Company, SOUTH KOREA
9.  Mr. Leonard Ong, CISSP, CISM, CPP, Manager, Security Services, Nokia
    Siemens Networks, SINGAPORE
10. Mr. Toshiyuki Rakuman, CISSP, manager, NEC Learning, Ltd., JAPAN
11. Mr. Pravin Sharma, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, CISO, Union Bank of India,
12. Prof. Muhammad Sher, Ph.D, chair for the Department of Computer Science,
    International Islamic University, PAKISTAN
13. Mr. Anuj Singh, director, Global Response Centre, International
    Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), MALAYSIA
14. Mr. Cecil Su Chee Meng, CISSP, CISA, CISM, director, Technology
    Advisory, Grant Thornton Technology Advisory Pte. Ltd., SINGAPORE  
15. Dr. Eng. Sarwono Sutikno, CISSP, CISA, CISM, associate professor,
    School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Institut Teknologi
    Bandung (ITB), INDONESIA
16. Ms. Ying Yin, CISSP, CISA, assistant professor, vice director of LISS
    (Lab of Information Security Service), Shanghai JiaoTong University,

For details about the ISLA 2011 Nomination Review Committee, please visit 

"ISLA has come a long way to gain such prestigious recognition from the 
regional industry since its inception five years ago. We are determined to 
continue to honor professionals who dedicate their time to protecting the vital 
components of information security infrastructure, and who strive for 
improvement and innovation every day. The growth of this program is evident in 
the continuously increasing number of nominations each year, and the caliber of 
the professionals nominated. (ISC)2 is grateful for the support from the 
Indonesian government as well as our Guest of Honor, Dr. Ir. Ashwin Sasongko. 
We look forward to celebrating with honorees and other distinguished guests in 
Jakarta," said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of 

(ISC)2 officials will recognize the ISLA honorees, showcased honorees, and 
Community Service Star at the ISLA Gala Dinner on July 26, 2011 at the 
Shangri-la Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. Concurrently, the (ISC)2 Security 
Leadership Event - SecureAsia@Jakarta Exhibition and Conference - will be held 
July 26-27 at the Shangri-la Hotel in Jakarta. 

For more information and to register for SecureAsia@Jakarta, please visit 
www.informationsecurityasia.com. For further inquiries, please contact 
Charmaine Lam, asst. market development manager at clam@isc2.org or +852 2850 
6957. Members of the press wishing to attend should contact Kitty Chung, PR 
representative for (ISC)2 Asia-Pacific at kchung@isc2.org.

About (ISC)2(R)        
(ISC)2 is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information 
security professionals worldwide, with nearly 80,000 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)), Certified Authorization 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 www.isc2.org.  

and CBK are registered marks of (ISC)2, Inc. 

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Media Contacts: Kitty Chung (ISC)2 Asia-Pacific +852-3520-4001 kchung@isc2.org
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