(ISC)2 Announces 2015 Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) Honorees

ISLA ceremony to be held concurrently with (ISC)2 Security Congress APAC July 28-29 in Manila

HONG KONG, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (ISC)²® ("ISC-squared"), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with nearly 110,000 members worldwide, today announced the honorees for its ninth annual Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) Program. (ISC)² will recognize 30 honorees and announce four showcased workforce initiatives as well as a community service star special recognition at a Gala Dinner and Ceremony on July 29, 2015 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Philippines. Concurrently, (ISC)2 Security Congress APAC, co-organized by National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP), National Defense College of the Philippines Alumni Association, Inc. (NDCPAAI)  and (ISC)2,  will be held July 28-29 at the same venue.

The guest of honor, Vice President of the Philippines Hon. Jejomar C. Binay, together with (ISC)2 executives, will celebrate the workforce achievements of top information security professionals from Asia-Pacific.

"This year, we received high-quality nominations from over 10 economies throughout the Asia-Pacific region," said David Shearer, CISSP, PMP, CEO, (ISC)². "The ISLA program provides a unique platform to showcase information security leaders who are dedicated to advancing the industry and inspiring the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. One unique factor that stood out in this year's pool of nominations was that almost all of the projects involved elements of voluntary community service. These professionals not only provided their expertise while performing their daily jobs under increasing pressure to secure our systems and infrastructure, they also gave back to their communities. I look forward to celebrating the achievements of this year's honorees with distinguished guests at the ceremony in Manila later this month."

Professionals were nominated in three distinct categories: information security practitioner, managerial professional for an information security project and senior information security professional. The 2015 honorees are as follows:

In the information security practitioner category:

  1. Jun Chen, CISSP, IT staff, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (mainland China)
  2. Ricky Chung, CISSP, CISM, SABSA, Senior Principal Consultant - Security Architect, Security Major - Global Consulting Group (Australia)
  3. Kin Man Eric Fan, Head of Technical Development, UDomain Web Hosting Company Ltd. (Hong Kong)
  4. Do-Hoon Kim, CISSP, CISA, Manager / DB Security Consulting Team, KSign (Korea)
  5. Frankie Li, CISSP, Security Researcher, Dragon Threat Labs (Hong Kong)
  6. TsoJen Liu, SSCP, GPEN, GWAPT, Director, Onward Security Corporation (Taiwan)
  7. Dengke Mi, CISSP, CIO, Eisoo (mainland China)
  8. Sunt-tanarit Prapassaraporn, Associate of (ISC)², GPEN, OSCP, Assistant Consulting Manager, ACIS Professional Center Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
  9. Frankie Wong, CISSP, Security Analyst, HKCERT (Hong Kong)
  10. Watcharaphon Wongaphai, CISSP, SSCP, GIAC GCIH, Information Security Consultant Manager, ACIS Professional Center Co., Ltd. (Thailand)

In the managerial professional for information security project(s) category:

  1. Hon. Nebuchadnezzar S. Alejandrino, Chief, Management Information System Service, Department of National Defense (Philippines)
  2. Jinsun Baik, Chief Manager of SMETP Center, The Korean Association for Industrial Technology Security (Korea)
  3. Dr. Ryan Ko, CCSP, Asia Pacific Research Advisor, Cloud Security Alliance & Head, Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato, University of Waikato (New Zealand)
  4. Tsuyoshi Okumura, CISSP, Evaluator, Control System Security Center Certification Laboratory (CSSC-CL) (Japan)
  5. Suzaliana Samuri, ISMS Lead Assessor, Manager -- Performance Compliance & Sec. Assurance, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (Malaysia)
  6. Kana Shinoda, BLUE Inc. Representative, CODE BLUE Founder, APWG Conference Manager and Eastern Asia Liaison, Blue Inc. (Japan)
  7. Yoshiki Sugiura, CSIRT Evangelist, NTT-CERT/NTT DATA INTELLILINK Corporation (Japan)

In the senior information security professional category:

  1. Amir Haris Ahmad, GSEC, GCIH, CNE6, CEO, Localhost Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
  2. Dr. Baber Aslam, Head of the Department of Information Security, National University of Sciences and Technology,  MCS Campus (Pakistan
  3. Allan Cabanlong, Chief of Web Services and Cyber Security Division, Philippine National Police
  4. Dr. Seong Je Cho, Professor, Dankook University (Korea)
  5. Sam Goh, CISSP, CISA, CISM, Principal Consultant, BT Global Solutions Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
  6. Dr. Seung-Hun Jin, Managing Director, ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) (Korea)
  7. Frankie Leung, CISSP, CISA, CISM, Program Director, (ISC)2 Hong Kong Chapter (Hong Kong)
  8. Chien Tsung Liu, PMP, Director, Onward Security (Taiwan)
  9. Chella Namasivayam M, CIO, IGATE Global Solutions Ltd. (India)
  10. Dr. Jinho Yoo, Professor, Sangmyung University (Korea)
  11. Ducksang Yoon, CISO/Senior Vice President, kt ds Co., Ltd. (Korea)
  12. Feng-Peng Yu, Director, Information & Communication Security, Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan)
  13. Wei Zhang, CISA, ISO27001LA, ISO20000LA, Deputy Director, Shanghai Information Security Industry Association (mainland China)

The 2015 (ISC)² Asia-Pacific ISLA Nomination Review Committee is comprised of members of the (ISC)² Asia-Pacific Advisory Council and previous Asia-Pacific ISLA honorees. For details about the members of ISLA 2015 Nomination Review Committee, please visit

Concurrently, (ISC)2 Security Congress APAC 2015, will take place July 28-29 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Manila. For more information and to register for (ISC)2 Security Congress APAC, please visit For further inquiries, please contact Maggie Yuen, marketing manager for (ISC)² Asia-Pacific, at or +852 2850 6957. Members of the press wishing to attend should contact Kitty Chung, head of marketing communications for (ISC)² Asia-Pacific, at

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