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.”

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