(ISC)2® Honors James R. Wade With Tipton Award

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<strong>Arlington, Va. &mdash; Nov. 7</strong><br />(ISC)2® (&ldquo;ISC-squared&rdquo;), a nonprofit specializing in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers, announced James R. Wade, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, as the posthumous recipient of a 2007 Harold F. Tipton Award in recognition of his distinguished information security career. <br /><br />The (ISC)2 board of directors recognized Wade at the Computer Security Institute (CSI) Conference 2007 in Arlington, Va. Wade passed away from a long illness last week.<br /><br />Wade had more than 25 years of experience in information security, including several executive-level positions at high-profile organizations. Most recently, he served as executive director at Getronics&rsquo; International Information Integrity Institute (I-4), a consortium of Fortune 100 and multinational companies that collaborate in security best practices. Previous positions included senior vice president and chief information security officer at KeyCorp, one of the nation&#39;s largest bank-based financial services companies, and vice president and chief security officer with the U.S. Federal Reserve System.<br /><br />A long-time member of the (ISC)2 board of directors, Wade held titles of president and chairman, serving most recently as board treasurer, and was instrumental in promoting (ISC)2&rsquo;s growth and stature. He freely donated his time to numerous other organizations, including serving as president for the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and being named to the ISSA Hall of Fame in 2004. He also served as chairman of the computer security committee for the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International, and was a member of the curriculum advisory committee for the College of Law Enforcement at Eastern Kentucky University. He also served as an editorial advisor to a major information security publication.<br /><br />&ldquo;Jim&rsquo;s illustrious career in the information security field both in the corporate and government arenas is to be celebrated,&rdquo; said Randolph N. Sanovic, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, chairman of the board for (ISC)2. &ldquo;Jim selflessly offered his time and expertise to countless professional organizations and was instrumental in making (ISC)2 the premier organization it is today. The information security industry has lost a real champion and gentleman, and those of us who knew him will miss him deeply. We humbly honor him with our most prestigious award and offer our most sincere condolences to his family and friends.&rdquo;<br /><br />In addition to his career in the corporate world, Wade served in the U.S. Army as a military intelligence special agent and as a security architect for the U.S. Marine Corps tactical command and control systems following the 1990 Gulf War.<br /><br />The annual (ISC)2 Harold F. Tipton Award recognizes an individual&rsquo;s lifelong contributions to the improvement of the information security field and profession. The award&rsquo;s namesake is a security industry pioneer, (ISC)2 co-founder and education director for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) credential.<br />

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