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(ISC)2® Director of Government Affairs, Marc H. Noble, CISSP-ISSAP, Named to Prestigious ISSA Honor Roll
Aug 12, 2010 (02:08 PM EDT)

Chapter Leader Recognized for Tireless Commitment to the Advancement of the Information Security Profession

PALM HARBOR, Fla., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- (ISC)2® ("(ISC)2-squared"), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, with over 70,000 members in more than 135 countries, today announced that Marc H. Noble, CISSP-ISSAP, CISM, CGEIT, MBCI, (ISC)2 director of government affairs, has been chosen by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) as a new member on its distinguished Honor Roll.

ISSA Honor Roll placement is given to ISSA members in good standing who have provided sustained contributions to the information security community, advanced ISSA's mission and goals and enhanced the professionalism of ISSA's membership. The recognition has been accorded to a number of high-profile information security leaders, including: Howard Schmidt, current white house cybersecurity coordinator; Hal Tipton, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, (ISC)2 founder; James Duffy, Fellow of (ISC)2, former (ISC)2 executive director; and Pat Myers, CISSP-ISSMP, former (ISC)2 board chairperson.

As a former president of ISSA's Northern Virginia Chapter (ISSA-NOVA), Noble took innovative steps to foster strong partnerships with other information security organizations, including (ISC)2, for the purposes of implementing shared information security workforce initiatives and projecting a more positive image of the information security profession, both within the field and beyond.

"In being chosen for this accolade, Marc Noble joins very distinguished company including (ISC)2 founders, former executive directors and board members," says W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, (ISC)2 executive director and former chief information officer for the U.S. Department of Interior. "We are very proud that he is now leading our efforts to address information security workforce challenges within the federal government. Marc's personal and professional commitment to the advancement of the profession will have a positive impact for years to come."

Noble, who was named (ISC)2 director of government affairs earlier this year, has 30 years of federal government experience, including responsibilities as the chief information security officer of the Federal Communications Commission and as senior information security analyst for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

He has also been a tireless advocate in his off-hours for information security professionals and their efforts to secure the nation's infrastructure. Noble was given the ISSA President's Award for Public Service in 2007 for his contributions as president of  ISSA's Northern Virginia Chapter (ISSA-NOVA) and also served as a working group member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency. He continues to work for ISSA goals in his current position as senior vice president of ISSA-NOVA and has served on (ISC)2's U.S. Government Advisory Board since 2003.

Noble will be officially named to the ISSA Honor Roll at the 2010 ISSA Chapter Leaders Congress during the ISSA International Conference, scheduled for Sept. 15-17, 2010, in Atlanta, Ga.

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(ISC)2 is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, with over 70,000 members in more than 135 countries.  Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)2 issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)2's certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)2 also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information security topics. More information is available at

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