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International Awards

ISSA International Awards

Congratulations to our 2015 Award Winners!

Hall of Fame: Shon Harris (posthumously), Jeff Reich, Kevin Richards

Honor Roll: Alex Grohmann, Mark Williams, Dave Reed

Volunteer of the Year: David Vaughn, Jordan Lombard

President’s Award for Public Service: Hacking Exposed: Stuart McClure, Joel Scambray, George Kurtz

Organization of the Year: Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing group

Chapter of the Year, large: ISSA Phoenix Chapter
Chapter of the Year, small: ISSA Puerto Rico Chapter


ISSA annually recognizes outstanding information security professionals, their companies, and chapters that are at the top of their respective games. Who would you like to see recognized? Nominations may be made by any member.

This year’s awards will be presented at the ISSA International Conference in Chicago, October 12-13. Award winners will receive transportation, lodging, and complimentary registration. 

For more information, please contact Leah Lewis.

Past Award Winners

Hall of Fame Recipients

Leonard ("Len") Max Adleman
Francis ("Candy") Alexander 
Michael F. Angelo
Andy Briney
Scott Charney
Dave Cullinane
Mary Ann Davidson
Dorothy Denning
Whitfield Diffie
Donald Evans
Dan Farmer
Pamela Fusco
Simson Garfinkel
Susan Hansche
Martin Hellman
Steve Hunt
Michel Kabay
Sandra Lambert
Steven B.Lipner
Lynn McNulty
Erik G. Mettala
Richard Mosher
William Hugh Murray

Patricia A. Myers          
Stephen Northcutt
Richard Owen
Alan Paller
Donn Parker
Thomas Peltier
Michael Peters
Fred Piper
George Proeller
Marcus Ranum
Ronald L. Rivest
Ron Ross
Howard Schmidt
Bruce Schneier
Eugene Schultz
Adi Shamir
Sanford Sherizen
Eugene Spafford
Harold Tipton
William Tompkins
Wietse Z. Venema
James Wade
Roy Wilkinson
Ira Winkler

Honor Roll Recipients

Candy Alexander
Joanne Ashland
Harry Bing-You
Howard "Skip” Chapman
Mario Chiock
Debra Christofferson
Dave Cullinane
Bill Danigelis
James Duffy
Brian Engle
Donald Evans
Rhonda Farrell
Patricia (Gilmore) Myers     
Steve Haydostian
Ronald Helsley
Andrea Hoy
Gerald Isaacson
Gerald Kovacich
Sandra Lambert
Bart Moerman
Elio Molteni
Richard Mosher
William Hugh Murray
Marc H. Noble
Edward Norris

Owen O'Connor
Richard Owen, Jr.
Deb Peinert
Lawrence A. Pingree
Ralph Spencer Poore
George Proeller
Kevin L. Richards
Anne Rogers
Allen Scalise
Howard Schmidt
Brian Schultz
Eugene Schultz
Mark Spencer
Harold Tipton
William Tompkins
Javier Torner
Robin Wheeler
Vern Williams
Alex Woda
Roger Younglove
Ernest E. Zernial, Jr.

Chapter of the Year

Alamo Chapter (2011, 2014)
Capitol of Texas Chapter (1998, 1999, 2008, 2013)
Central Alabama Chapter (2009)
Colorado Springs Chapter (2005, 2008)
Lima Perú Chapter (2012)
Metro Atlanta Chapter (2011)
Minnesota Chapter (2002)
New England Chapter (2000, 2001)
Northern Virginia (NOVA) Chapter (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014)
Phoenix Chapter (2009)
Poland Chapter (2008, 2011)
Puerto Rico Chapter (2014)
Sacramento Valley Chapter (2012)
Silicon Valley Chapter (2003)
South Texas Chapter (2007, 2013)
Turkey Chapter (2013)
United Kingdom Chapter (2005, 2006, 2012)

Chapter Communications Program of the Year

Capitol of Texas Chapter (2005, 2006)
Denver Chapter (2003)
Kansas City Chapter (2000-website, 2001)
Metro Atlanta Chapter (2001)
Metro New York (1999 – website, 2000 – newsletter)
Middle Tennessee Chapter (2002)
New England (1998 – website)
Northern Virginia Chapter (2004, 2007)
Poland Chapter (2009)
United Kingdom Chapter (2008, 2009, 2011)

Security Professional of the Year

Candy Alexander (2000)
Michael Angelo (2011)
Joanne Ashland (2002)
Aaron Carpenter (2014)
Howard "Skip” Chapman (2009)
Eric Cowperthwaite (2012)
June Dabbs (2001)
Louis Gamon (2007)
Mark Johnson (2008)
Thomas R. Peltier (1998)
Anne M. Rogers (2004)
Randy V. Sabett (2013)
John Thompson (2003)
Sherry R. Voit (2006)
Vernon Williams (2005)
Nena Young (1999)

Volunteer of the Year

Lawrence A. Pingree
Richard Mosher (2012)
Phil Rogofsky (2014)
Roberto Puyó Valladares (2012)
Mark Williams (2013)

Organization of the Year

Avaya Government Solutions (2013)
California State University, San Bernardino (2012)
Cisco Systems, Inc. (2007)
Citrix (2011)
Colorado Technical University (2004)
Consul Risk Management BV (2002)
Ernst & Young (1999, 2000)
Foundstone, Inc. (2001)
ITT Technical Institute (2009)
MITRE Corporation (2008)
Nortel Government Solutions (2006)
SANS Institute (1998)
Sourcefire (2013)
Vanguard Integrity Professionals (2003)

President’s Award for Public Service

John Austen (2002)
Richard A. Clarke (2003)
Sharon Ehlers (2008)
Karen S. Evans (2004)
Jeff Moss (2011)
Marc H. Noble (2007)
George Proeller (2009)
Symantec Stuxnet Team: Liam O'Murchu, Eric Chien, Nicolas Falliere (2012)
George White (2011)

President’s Awards

Robert W. Daniels (2006)
Louis Gamon (2007)
Kevin Richards (2006)

Special Vendor Award

SPI Dynamics (2004)

Award of Excellence

Richard Mosher (1999)
Edward Norris (1999, 2000, 2001)

Individual Contribution to the ISSA

J. Louis Lambert (1998)
Robin L. Wheeler (1998)

Individual Achievement

Gary E. Brooks
Steve Hunt

Higher Education Center of Excellence

Colorado Technical University (2005)

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