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Ken Dunham Named ISSA Distinguished Fellow

iSIGHT Partners, the global leader in the cyber threat intelligence industry, today announced that Ken Dunham has been named a Distinguished Fellow 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 long-term ISSA members are recognized in two categories: Fellows and Distinguished Fellows. These individuals have distinguished themselves in advancing the professionalism, stature, and influence of information security professionals through serving as leaders of ISSA and significantly contributing to the cybersecurity community as well as to chapter leadership and/or the international or national security posture. Honorees are selected by the Fellow Selection Committee and voted on by the ISSA International Board of Directors.

“The Fellow Program attracts a highly competitive pool of candidates and I am pleased to announce that seven Distinguished Fellows and 13 Fellows have been recognized by their peers,” said Ira Winkler, President. “We congratulate Ken Dunham and greatly appreciate his contributions to this association and the international cybersecurity industry.”

Dunham brings more than 20 years in the industry specializing in incident handling and malcode analysis. He currently is the Director of Global Response for iSIGHT Partners. Formerly, Dunham led training efforts for the U.S. Air Force for U-2 reconnaissance, Warthog Fighter, and Predator programs. He is also the author of several books, a regular columnist for ISSA as well as other publications, and has authored more than 5,000 security reports to date. He holds a Masters of Teacher Education and several certifications: CISSP, GCFA, GCIH Gold (Honors), GSEC, and GREM. In addition, Dunham leads multiple industry collaboration efforts, regularly briefing high-level security staff and executives in Fortune 100 companies.

The new ISSA Fellows and Distinguished Fellows will be honored at a reception on February 25 in San Francisco.

“As Fellows and Distinguished Fellows, these individuals participate in an elite group of learned professionals who work together as peers in the pursuit of service, knowledge and excellence for the benefit of the information security field. They are an inspiration to us all,” added Mr. Winkler.

About iSIGHT Partners

iSIGHT Partners is the leading global provider of cyber threat intelligence. With 200+ experts in 16 countries and expertise in 24 languages, only iSIGHT can deliver the full context and intent of their most damaging threats, allowing security organizations to respond faster, defend proactively, and invest smarter. Find iSIGHT Partners on the web at www.iSIGHTpartners.com or email us at [email protected].

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. Visit ISSA on the web at www.issa.org and follow us on Twitter at @ISSAINTL.

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