(ISC)² Names Board Chairperson, New Board Members

(ISC)² Names Board Chairperson, New Board Members

(ISC)² has announced four newly elected officers for its board of directors.

The 13-member board provides governance and oversight for the organization, grants certifications to qualifying candidates and enforces adherence to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics.

Kevin Charest, CISO for Health Care Service Corp. (HCSC) and the 2017 (ISC)² board of directors secretary, has been named chairperson. He is responsible for all facets of IT security for the largest member-owned healthcare company in the United States. Prior to joining HCSC, Charest led global cyber-defense operations for UnitedHealth Group and has also served as the CISO for the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Jennifer Minella, vice president of engineering and consulting CISO with Carolina Advanced Digital, was elected vice chairperson. With more than 15 years of experience working in the technology industry, Minella's most recent focus is in specialized areas of infrastructure security, including network access control (NAC) and 802.1X, wireless security technologies, industrial security and SCADA. She was a contributing author of the (ISC)² Official CISSP Courseware v9 and a co-author of Low Tech Hacking. She is also a consulting faculty member of IANS Research, contributing author of technology publications and a trusted technical adviser to editors and journalists across the US. She served a prior term on the (ISC)² board of directors from 2014 to 2016 and was an (ISC)²  board of directors secretary in 2015 and 2016 and (ISC)² vice chairperson in 2017 and 2018.

New treasurer Greg Thompson is a security and risk executive with extensive experience in industries ranging from telecommunications to financial services. He is vice president of global operational risk for Scotiabank. Prior to that post, he was head of global IS security and CISO for Manulife Financial.

He has been actively involved as a volunteer with (ISC)² for more than 10 years, first serving as a member of the North American Advisory Board and as a contributing member of the Executive Writer’s Bureau. This is Thompson’s second term on the (ISC)² Board of Directors. He previously served between 2012 and 2014. Thompson also served as (ISC)² board of directors treasurer in 2014 and is a trustee for the Center for Cyber Safety and Education (formerly the (ISC)² Foundation).

Secretary Wim Remes is the founder of and principal consultant at NRJ Security, based in Belgium. It advises clients on reducing their risk posture by solving complex security problems and by building resiliency into their organizations. Before starting NRJ Security, Remes was active as manager for global services EMEA at Rapid7. Previously, he worked as managing consultant at IOActive, as manager of information security for Ernst and Young and as a security consultant for Bull.

“I express my sincere gratitude to the outgoing board officers for all of their efforts to strengthen (ISC)²,” said (ISC)² CEO David Shearer. “I also thank Flemming Faber, Allison Miller, Dr. Meng-Chow Kang and Steven Hernandez, whose board terms ended in December, for their many contributions. I look forward to working with the new officers over the next year as they help us to advance the organization’s vision of inspiring a safe and secure cyber-world.”

Members of the (ISC)² board of directors are elected each year from among the organization’s global membership. The board is comprised of (ISC)²-certified volunteers who are industry leaders from around the globe representing business, government and academia. 

Source: Information Security Magazine