William Maconachy, PhD former deputy senior computer science authority at the National Security Agency (NSA) on behalf of National Security Agency’s Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education Honored Bavisi with the 2013 Industry Leadership Award.
Every year, the Colloquium Awards honor one outstanding individual from Academia, Industry and Government respectively. This year, Jay Bavisi was the recipient of the 2013 Colloquium Industry Award that recognizes outstanding leadership in industry relations with information assurance education. Jay humbly accepted the award at the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Award Ceremony during the 17th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) Conference, held June 10th – 12th, 2007, on the campus of University of South Alabama, Mobile Bay, Alabama.
“It is truly an honor to be selected as the opening Keynote at the Colloquium 2013 as well as to receive this prestigious award. I am grateful to the entire Board and the National Security Agencies CAE Community as a whole for this award and recognition” stated Jay Bavisi. Jay delivered his keynote address at the event and lent an interesting perspective, entitled "The Cyber Security Quagmire: Finding the Panacea” which aimed to elucidate the information security industry’s successes, failures, and future out of the box solutions that the cyber security industry can implement, as they learn from the pharmaceutical industry in their fight against diseases.
Founded in 1996, the Colloquium has become the leading proponent for implementing courses of instruction in information security education and provides a forum for academia, government and industry experts to discuss and form needed direction in information security undergraduate and graduate curricula, common requirements, specific knowledge, skills and abilities, certification requirements and establishment of professional certification boards.
Dr. Maconachy indicated it was the Board of Directors nomination and election to award Jay Bavisi based on outstanding leadership in promoting Information Assurance educational programs, long time advocacy in teaching ethics Information Assurance Education programs as well as generous philanthropic efforts to colleges and universities around the nation, and his leadership in developing cyber competitions in information assurance.
Jay Bavisi, is the Co-Founder and President of one of the largest IT Security certification bodies in the world, EC-Council, and the co-creator of the groundbreaking Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification that launched ethical hacking as a mainstream career.
Jay has been widely credited for being the brain child of the Global Cyberlympics competition that is supported by the Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union a United Nations Agency, whose patron is Dr. HamadounToure. Jay’s other work at the EC-Council Foundation includes the announcement of a grant of $350,000 toward the wounded warrior program that aims to retrain wounded warriors to become cyber warriors. The Foundation will also provide over 100 schools in North America with the support to launch Cyber Security Awareness programs for children in K-12 programs titled Live.Learn.Secure. He is possibly the first non US citizen to be the recipient of this award.
The Colloquium is active throughout the year and holds an annual conference in June. Conference information is available on the Colloquium website at www.cisse.info. The Colloquium board consists of members such as Brenda Oldfield, formerly the Director of the National Cyber Security Division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, William Maconachy, PhD former deputy senior computer science authority at the National Security Agency (NSA) as well as Daniel P Shoemaker, PhD, Principal Investigator and Senior Research Scientist at UD Mercy’s Center for Cyber Security and Intelligence Studies.