The 2014 board of directors have been announced by (ISC)2..
The 13-member board will provide governance and oversight for the organisation, grant certifications to qualifying candidates and enforces adherence to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics.
The new chair is Wim Remes, who brings 15 years of security experience to the position. Remes is a managing consultant at IOActive and was previously a manager of information security for Ernst and Young. He is also the organiser of the BruCON Security Conference.
The vice chair is Corey Schou, a professor of informatics and information systems and associate dean for computer information systems programme at Idaho State University. He is also director of the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC) and the Informatics Research Institute (IRI).
Dave Lewis is named as secretary, who brings more than 15 years of industry experience to the position. Currently working at Akamai Technologies as a global security advocate, he is also founder of Liquidmatrix Security Digest, a contributing analyst at Securosis and co-founder and director of OpenCERT Canada.
The treasurer is Greg Thompson who has held various senior-level information security management positions over his 23 years in the industry. Currently, he is the vice president of Enterprise Security Services at Scotiabank Group in Toronto, Canada.
Remes said: “I am very honoured to be chosen for this key leadership position. I would like to thank the outgoing board officers for their leadership and selfless contributions to the (ISC)² members and the information security profession. Through ongoing initiatives such as the (ISC)² Chapter Programme and the (ISC)² Foundation, (ISC)² will continue to provide opportunities for its global membership to contribute to the information security field through business and community.
“Preparing the information security workforce with the necessary tools to combat today’s advanced cyber threats is a global challenge. Supporting our membership base in harnessing their strengths to overcome this challenge and to make the internet a safer and more secure place for governments, businesses, and citizens is the Board’s top priority. I look forward to working with the Board on a number of key initiatives this coming year. I strongly believe that this team is unified in its vision and its desire to have a positive impact.”