"If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do."
Above is the quote that is often reinterpreted as "Be the change you want to see in the world". As a community we need to do this. Last year the first steps were taken when Wim Remes (@wimremes) pursued and successfully obtained a seat on the (ISC)2 Board of Directors. This year promises to see additional change as "four horsemen of the impending infosec apocalypse" have risen to the challenge of holding (ISC)2 accountable to the security community.
Dave Lewis (@gattaca), Boris Sverdlik (@jadedsecurity), Scot Terban (@krypt3ia) and Chris Nickerson (@indi303/@isc4thepeople) have all declared their intentions to run for the (ISC)2 Board of Directors. They are the new blood (ISC)2 desperately needs. All four are highly regarded not only for their insight and technical prowess but for their dedication and contributions to our industry. None are bashful about standing up for what they believe in and they will undoubtedly continue to do so as board members.
Each person needs 500 endorsements to get on the ballot. If you hold an (ISC)2 certification (any certification) I encourage you to seriously consider these candidates:
EndorseRead the petition for Dave Lewis here EndorseRead the petition for Boris Sverdlik here EndorseRead the petition for Scot Terban here (new link) EndorseRead the petition for Chris Nickerson here (new link)
UPDATE 8/24: As Nickerson pointed out in the comments (see below), there is no limit on the number of people you can endorse and this year you can vote for up to four candidates.
UPDATE 8/30: (ISC)2 has stated that webforms are not a valid way to submit endorsements. Please email your endorsements (along with your cert#) to:
- Dave Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org
- Boris Sverdlik email@example.com
- Scot Terban firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chris Nickerson email@example.com
UPDATE 11/16: Voting is now open! (closes on 11/30/12 at 5:00pm EST). If you are an (ISC)2 member you can vote here. Dave Lewis may be the only "Horseman" who made it on the ballot but you can still write in the other candidates.
*This post originally appeared on Maske[d]Crusader.net