The Alliance for Enterprise Security Risk Management (AESRM)—a partnership of ASIS International and ISACA—is seeking nominations for the third annual AESRM Excellence in Security Convergence and Contribution to Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Award. The award was created to honor individuals who are leading the growing field of security risk management and convergence.
Nomination forms are available on the AESRM web site, www.aesrm.org. The deadline for nominations has been extended to July 21, 2008. Nominees must be members in good standing of ASIS International or ISACA. Three representatives from each organization will judge the nomination forms.
“Understanding the convergence of physical and information security and how it fits within enterprise risk management is key to expanding the dialogue about security’s role in ERM,” said Jeff Spivey, CPP, PSP, a founding member of AESRM and past president of ASIS. “Enterprises worldwide are recognizing the importance of collaboration among physical and information security to minimize risks most effectively.”
Individuals nominated for the award should exhibit leadership in improving the understanding of security’s role in enterprise security risk management throughout their organizations. Their work should involve people, processes and technology to manage security risks inside of a holistic model managing the enterprise risks. Additionally, nominees must demonstrate how they have shared their security risk management accomplishments with people outside of their organizations.
The winner of the Excellence in Security Convergence and Contribution to ERM Award will receive an expenses-paid trip to the ASIS International 54th Annual Seminar and Exhibits from September 15-18, 2008, where the award will be presented. The winner’s convergence/ERM story will also appear in ISACA and ASIS publications.
Previous winners of the award are Dave Tyson, CISSP, CPP, then the security officer for the City of Vancouver, Canada and currently the senior director of information security operations at eBay in San Jose, California, USA, and Sanjay Bahl, CISM, chief security officer for Tata Consultancy Services in New Delhi, India.