The Alliance for Enterprise Security Risk Management â€” a partnership of ASIS International and ISACA â€” is seeking nominations for its third annual AESRM Excellence in Security Convergence and Contribution to Enterprise Risk Management Award. The award was created to honor individuals who are leading the growing field of risk management and convergence.
â€œUnderstanding the convergence of physical and information security and how it fits within enterprise risk management is key to expanding the dialogue about securityâ€™s role in ERM,â€ said Emil Dâ€™Angelo, chair of AESRM. â€œEnterprises worldwide are recognizing the importance of collaboration among physical and information security to minimize risks most effectively.â€
Individuals nominated for the award should exhibit leadership in improving the understanding of securityâ€™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.
Nomination forms are available on the AESRM web site. The deadline for nominations is July 11, 2008. Nominees must be members in good standing of ASIS International or ISACA. Three representatives from each organization will judge the nomination forms.
So you want to know what you get out of it? 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 in September. ("You've just won the AESRM Excellence in Convergence Award Bob. What are you going to do now?" "I'm going to ASIS International!"
One of my favorite beer drinkers, Dave Tyson, previously chief security officer for the City of Vancouver, Canada and currently the senior director of information security operations at eBay in San Jose, Calif., is a past winner. He also served as a keynote speaker at TechSec in 2007.