Security Privateers announced today that Michael Scheidell has been named a Senior Member by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). ISSA is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk, and protecting critical information and infrastructure.
Twice each year an exemplary group of longstanding ISSA members are recognized in three categories: Senior Members, Fellows and Distinguished Fellows. Senior Member honors established cybersecurity professionals with ten or more years of experience for their contributions to the security community and commitment to the mission of the association.
“The Fellow Program attracts a highly competitive pool of candidates and I am pleased to announce that 608 members from 27 chapters have been awarded Senior Member status,” said Ira Winkler, President. “We congratulate Michael Scheidell and greatly appreciate his contributions to this association and the international cybersecurity industry.”
Michael Scheidell is a Certified CISO, Senior Member IEEE, Corporate Information Risk Management and Privacy Expert and has worked with large multinational corporations in government, finance, manufacturing and health care.
A recognized expert in the information security and privacy community with a strong history of innovation and entrepreneurship, Mr. Scheidell has helped with and sponsored the local ISSA Chapter since 2006 and is a frequent conference speaker at local and regional Information Security meetings. Scheidell is a subject matter expert in Information Security, Governance Risk, Compliance and has worked to secure US critical infrastructure such as Rail, Transportation and Utility companies.
As CTO in a previous company, Mr. Scheidell developed a patented Intrusion Detection system, an award-winning email encryption and security solution.
"The appointment to Senior Member is an honor that ISSA bestows upon those members who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to both the profession and the organization. These are the types of people who are leaders in the field and deserving of such acknowledgement from their peers," added Mr. Winkler.
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About the ISSA
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk, and protecting critical information and infrastructure. ISSA members and award winners include many of the industry’s notable luminaries and represent a broad range of industries - from communications, education, healthcare, manufacturing, financial and consulting to IT - as well as federal, state and local government departments and agencies. Through regional chapter meetings, conferences, networking events and content, members tap into a wealth of shared knowledge and expertise.