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Program recognizes individuals whose excellence, leadership and philanthropy have made significant impact across the cybersecurity industry
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — (ISC)² – the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced the honorees of its 2022 (ISC)² Global Achievement awards, which recognize and celebrate individuals who have made monumental contributions to the cybersecurity industry and fortify (ISC)²’s mission to inspire a safe and secure cyber world.

"In a world where small businesses all the way up to our nation’s three-letter agencies depend on security for successful operations, cyber professionals are under more pressure than ever to perform," said Clar Rosso, CEO, (ISC)². "These individuals deserve the utmost respect and recognition for their continued dedication to making our world a safer place. We look forward to being back in person this year at our (ISC)² Security Congress event in October to celebrate this year’s winners of the Global Achievement Awards."
(ISC)² Global Achievement Awards
The Global Achievement Awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to cybersecurity and information security. Those who have made a difference in this ever-evolving industry, honoring tireless efforts and standards of excellence. Honorees were nominated by qualified colleagues, mentors and peers.
(ISC)² Board Awards
The Board Awards recognize outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of cybersecurity over the course of a career. The following award recipients were hand-selected by the (ISC)² Board of Directors.
(ISC)² CEO Award
The (ISC)² CEO Award recognizes members who have significantly impacted the cybersecurity community by contributing to (ISC)² through dedicated and exceptional volunteer efforts. Nominations are made solely by (ISC)² Board members and executive staff.
This year’s recipient is Andrew Smeaton, CISSP, Chief Information Security Officer at DataRobot, Inc. Andrew is a globally experienced certified Information Security executive and Board Advisor with a track record of success in complex, multi-stakeholder environments across Europe, North America, and the Middle East. His experience includes building information security teams from the ground up, enabling sales as a customer facing CISO, maturing systems to reduce risk, and developing streamlined reporting to provide executive insight into data risks. Andrew transitions reactive information security environments into a culture where proactive prevention of information security risk is the norm. Andrew has over 22 years of experience in the banking, financial services, startups, and healthcare industries. He is experienced in all facets of IT/IS Security & Risk Management, including acquisitions and disaffiliations, and has a track record of developing and implementing security strategies from inception through execution. In addition to his corporate experience, Andrew has also served on the executive boards for international conferences and advised government agencies on information security subjects.
(ISC)² Chapter Recognition Awards
The Regional (ISC)² Chapter Recognition Awards are presented to an official chapter of (ISC)² within a specific region that best promotes the vision of (ISC)² by inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. The chapter must demonstrate a well-rounded offering of activities and services designed to benefit its members and affiliates, while making a significant contribution to the profession and local community. This year’s recipients in each region are:
(ISC)² would like to thank the Global Achievement Awards judging committees and the Chapter Advisory Council for their help in the selection process. A full list of awards committee members can be found at https://www.isc2.org/-/media/ISC2/About/Awards/GAA-Committee-2021-2022.ashx.
A special thanks to the members of the (ISC)² Board of Directors who judged the Board Awards, including Arthur Friedman, CISSP , Jill Slay, CISSP, James Packer, CISSP, CCSP, Eiji Kuwana, CISSP and Yiannis Pavlosoglou, CISSP.
For more information on the Global Achievement Awards program, including descriptions of each award category and eligibility details, please visit: https://www.isc2.org/About/Award-Programs.
About (ISC)²
(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, pragmatic approach to security. Our membership, more than 168,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation – The enter for Cyber Safety and Education™. For more information on (ISC)², visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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