Pakistani Professionals Selected as Asia-Pacific ISLA Honoree 2013

ISLA-AsiaPacific(1)(ISC)2® (“ISC-squared”), the world’s largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, announced the honorees for its seventh annual Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) Program.

(ISC)2 will recognize the honorees and announce three showcased workforce initiatives and a community service star special recognition at a Gala Dinner and Ceremony sponsored by Microsoft on 8 August, 2013, in Manila, Philippines.

The Guest of Honor, Honorable Jejomar C. Binay, vice president of the Republic of the Philippines, together with (ISC)2 executives, will celebrate the  workforce achievements of top information security professionals from Asia-Pacific.

Part of (ISC)2’s global Awards Program, ISLA aims to recognize the on-going commitment by information security  leaders in Asia-Pacific who have significantly enhanced the workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in an information security workforce improvement initiative, program or project.

28 Professionals were nominated in three distinct categories:

  • Managerial Professional for Information Security Project(s),
  • Senior Information Security Professional, and
  • Information Security Practitioner.

Pakistani professionals have yet again proved their mettle on international platform with their superlative performance.

One of the selected honoree Mr. Talha Habib is CISSP, CISA, CISM certified professional. He is also a board member of Pakistan Information Security Association (PISA) which is an NGO working for drafting Cyber Security Policy of Pakistan.

Mr. Talha has been selected as President ISOC Islamabad Chapter. He is also a member of other international forums like ISACA and (ISC)2 for their local chapters. He is selected in the category of Information Security Practitioner.

Mr. Nadeem Dogar is another Pakistani selected as honoree at Asia-Pasific ISLA. He is General Manager, of Ora-Tech & MIT which is a well reputed name in Pakistani whole IT sphere. He carries a vast experience in Banking and IT industry. He had been heading leading banks as Senior and Executive Vice President.

Mr. Nadeem has been selected for Senior Information Security Professional category.

It’s not the first time that Pakistani Professionals have competed with international talent. Pakistan is blessed with talented young lot who can do wonders if provided chance.