Mark Williams Named Information Systems Security Association Volunteer Of The Year

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Information Systems Security Association ( ISSA) announced that Mark Williams has been named Volunteer of the Year. Each year outstanding individuals, chapters, and organizations are recognized by the ISSA Awards Committee. 

The ISSA International Awards will be presented at keynote presentations and at a special ceremony and reception during the fourth annual ISSA International Conference, to be held October 9-10 at the Nashville Convention Center, Nashville. The event, themed “Harmony in Cybersecurity: Motivate, Innovate, Integrate,” brings together a who’s who of the cybersecurity community to advance peer networking, individual growth, and end-user security awareness; explore new ways to approach global problems; and embrace technology and partnerships within the business.

The only independent forum dedicated to advancing the development of cybersecurity professionals, their organizations and critical infrastructure worldwide, ISSA has fostered many of the industry’s most respected leaders and is driving the future of the cybersecurity profession.              

“Each generation brings us those few individuals who excel among their peers.  We proudly congratulate Mark Williams as a 2013 honoree in recognition of his superior knowledge and commitment to the growth of cybersecurity as a field,” said Donald Glass, Kerzner International and ISSA Awards Chair.


“Mark Williams has demonstrated a superior level of dedication to the advancement of the profession of cybersecurity in the Chattanooga and surrounding areas,” said Curtis Campbell, MPRO Technologies and ISSA Board Member, Chattanooga Chapter. “We are proud to recognize Mark for his sustained, proactive leadership that has directly contributed to the overall professionalism of ISSA and the rapid growth of the ISSA Chattanooga Chapter.”


Birmingham’s Good People Brewing To Expand Into Central Tennessee

Good People Brewing Company in Alabama, announced it will begin selling its selection of beers in central Tennessee. Partnering with Hand Family Companies, the Birmingham-based brewery will expand into Chattanooga, Clarksville and Cookeville.  “We’ve got a lot of love for Tennessee at Good People,” said Michael Sellers, who cofounded Good People in 2008 with his friend ... (click for more)

American Advertising Award Winners To Be Honored Feb. 20

The Chattanooga market’s best in advertising, as chosen by the AAF Chattanooga panel of judges, will be honored Saturday, Feb. 20 at The Camp House at the AAF Chattanooga American Advertising Awards celebration. The event recognizes and showcases the area’s "outstanding advertising creative work" for the previous year. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and passed ... (click for more)

Cleveland School Board Votes 5-2 To Terminate School Director Ringstaff Over Twitter Messages

The Cleveland School Board on Friday fired Dr. Martin Ringstaff, director of schools, for sending sexually explicit messages to an anonymous woman a year ago.  His termination is effective immediately and does not include severance pay.  The school board called an emergency meeting after Dr. Ringstaff, who is married, admitted to sending explicit messages to ... (click for more)

History Center Not Giving Out Any More Information On Past Spending Details, Current Status, At This Time

The president of the Chattanooga History Center, which has halted plans for a world class history museum near the Aquarium after raising over $10 million, said no other information will be provided at this time. Chattanoogan.com had sought details about prior spending and the salary of former executive director Daryl Black as well as the center's current status. Jo Coke said, ... (click for more)

A Missing Link In Chattanooga's Crime Prevention Program

I would like to begin by introducing myself. I grew up in Chattanooga and I love this city. As a child, the space program and lunar landings were in full swing. I dreamed of a progressive city. I grew up reading books about space, travel, and superheroes at the Bicentennial Library.  I am the only son of a local pastor and businessman. When I graduated from East Ridge High ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The School’s Search Begins

Jonathan Welch, the chairman of the Hamilton County School Board, had no idea he would be giving himself a well-deserved treat some months ago when he promised his son they would go on a mission trip together. This week has to be the first time his phone hasn’t blinked overload since a December tragedy triggered a tsunami and repeated shock waves that crashed the Hamilton County ... (click for more)