APAC Issue 7 2018

18 APAC / Issue 7 2018 , (ISC)2 – the world’s largest non-profit membership association of certified cybersecurity professionals –announced on the 3rd July 2018 the appointment of Tony Vizza as director of cybersecurity advocacy for the Asia-Pacific region. Vizza will be responsible for facilitating relationships with corporations, government agencies, academic institutions and others to encourage industry collaboration, stronger cybersecurity curriculum and effective legislation to attract and enable the professionals necessary to solve the region’s most critical security issues. “Tony has seen and done it all and is an expert in several areas, including information security,” said (ISC)2 CEO David Shearer, (ISC) 2 Appoints Tony Vizza Director of Cybersecurity Advocacy for APAC Region 25-year veteranwill focus on educating the public and private sectors about the need for stronger cybersecurity training, policies and recruitment and give voice tomore than 17,500 APACmembers. CISSP. “He will be a key addition to our growing team in Asia- Pacific and an excellent advocate for the security profession in the region. His varied experience in the regulatory, legal, computer science and information security fields gives him a well-rounded perspective on the challenges that our members face and will help further our mission to inspire a safe and secure cyber world.” Based in Sydney, Australia, Vizza will report to (ISC)2 Regional Managing Director for APAC, Clayton Jones. “As a part-time instructor himself, Tony knows the impact that education can have on bringing more talented individuals into the security industry,” said Jones. “His understanding of technology, business and risk makes him an incredible asset for this market and will not only aid our members in progressing their careers, but the region at large in improving their security postures and cultures.” “Information security is all about people, and (ISC)2 is investing in and providing the tools to make us all that much smarter and better when facing the challenges before us,” said Vizza. “The skills shortage in this industry is something I’m passionate about fixing, and I’m proud to be joining an organization like this at a time when I feel it’s needed most.” Vizza has been involved in the information technology and information security fields for more than 25 years. His information security credentials include CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), and he is a certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor. Vizza has also taught and mentored information security students through Victoria University and TAFE New South Wales (NSW) in association with Infoxchange. A longstanding member of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), Vizza has provided expert services to the Australian Government’s Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), the Law Society of NSW, the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) as well as numerous boards, and is an expert speaker on information security. Vizza is also a regular contributor to several publications