Tuesday, August 30, 2011

(ISC)2 elections time again

If you hold a certification from (ISC)2 such as CISSP, this is for you.  If not, you may want to skip this one.

It is pretty well known that I have a few issues with (ISC)2, but I keep reluctantly renewing my CISSP in the hopes that things will improve.  If you are in the same situation, or even if you are happy with things, I encourage you to check out some of the unendorsed candidates for the (ISC)2 board.  Some on the endorsed slate are the kind of folks who I see as “the problem” NOT part of “the answer”.  The unendorsed candidates need at least 500 (ISC)2 members in good standing to endorse them so that they can be listed on the ballot.  Note that endorsing them doesn’t bind you to vote for them, it just gets them to the ballot.

There are five unendorsed candidates that I know of, all of whom are worthy of consideration.  I would really like to see all of them make it to the ballot- maybe a full slate of write-in candidates would send a message.  Maybe not, maybe it would just split the vote.  But, I keep paying my dues and submitting my CPEs (CPEs, now there’s a rant for another day) in the hopes it will get better.  I firmly believe endorsing these people may help change the beast- if you agree, please endorse them and vote as you see fit in the election.

Below are the five candidates I am aware of, in alphabetical order:

Vote early, and vote often.  Well, maybe “endorse now, and vote for as many as you are allowed” is more appropriate in this case.