From: National Cyber Security Hall of Fame Press Release

BALTIMORE, Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The┬áNational Cyber Security Hall of Fame has released the names of five innovators who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at its award ceremony on Thursday, October 29, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.

The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame is composed of individuals who collectively invented the technologies, created awareness, promoted and delivered education, developed and influenced policy, and created businesses to begin addressing the cyber security problem.

“These innovators truly deserve a place in the Hall of Fame. We are proud to recognize their contributions and honor the influence they have had on the industry at large,” said Jacobs, the first Information Assurance Director for the National Security Agency (NSA) and a respected cyber security consultant to government and industry.

Of the more than 200 nominations reviewed, the board of advisors selected the following five individuals to be inducted into the 2015 Cyber Security Hall of Fame:


Ron Ross is considered the “Father” of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) security standards and recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on cyber security. He is the principal architect of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework and led the development of the first set of unified cyber security standards for the federal government, including the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. Dr. Ross has received the NSA Scientific Achievement Award, Defense Superior Service Medal, Department of Commerce Gold and Silver Medals, and three Federal 100 Awards. He has been inducted into the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Hall of Fame and is an ISSA Distinguished Fellow.

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