Williams Receives 2013 ISSA International Award For “Volunteer of the Year”

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced that Mark Williams, principal systems security officer at BlueCross, has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), the only independent forum dedicated to advancing the development of cybersecurity professionals, their organizations, and critical infrastructure worldwide.

“I am very pleased Mark has been selected to receive the Volunteer of the Year award,” said Caleb Merriman, chief information security officer at BlueCross.

“His commitment to information security extends well beyond his outstanding work at our company, and his willingness to share his knowledge and years of experience with others is a true asset to the information security community.”

ISSA has fostered many of the industry’s most respected leaders and is driving the future of the cybersecurity profession. Every year outstanding individuals, chapters, and organizations are recognized by the ISSA Awards Committee.

The ISSA International Awards will be presented at a keynote presentation and at a special ceremony during the fourth annual ISSA International Conference, held Oct. 9-10 at the Nashville Convention Center, Nashville.

 “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.


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