Leo F. Scanlon, deputy chief information security officer for Health and Human Services and the agency’s senior cybersecurity adviser for the health care sector, was named the co-chair of the (ISC)2 U.S. Government Advisory Council (USGAC) on Tuesday.
“It is an honor to continue my association with the (ISC)² USGAC in this role,” said Scanlon. “The cybersecurity challenges of today require a dynamic approach to workforce development and leadership in developing partnerships between government and the private sector. (ISC)² has been a pioneer in fostering such partnerships, and the USGAC a valued forum in support of the effort.”
The position was previously held by Peter Gouldmann, enterprise risk officer at the U.S. Department of State, who will remain as a member of the board.
“The cybersecurity workforce will inevitably face new challenges, as well as opportunities, during the transition of the new presidential administration,” said Dan Waddell, (ISC)² managing director of the North America Region and director of U.S. Government Affairs. “With Mr. Scanlon’s leadership experience and broad knowledge of U.S. government cybersecurity initiatives, I am confident that this group of experts will provide critical perspectives regarding the evolving needs of the cyber workforce in order to build upon past successes and to clear a path forward for much-needed growth. I also want to thank Peter Gouldmann for his outstanding support during his two-year co-chair term.”
(ISC)2 is a nonprofit organization that provides Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification as well as other cybersecurity credentials. The U.S. Government Advisory Council is made up of volunteer advisers that provide the (ISC)2 executive management team insight on government policies and programs on cybersecurity.