Emergent Founder and CEO elected to the (ISC)² Board of Directors

Emergent founder and CEO Dr. Earl Crane

Yesterday, (ISC)² announced the election results for 2018 Board of Directors, including the inclusion of Emergent founder and CEO Dr. Earl Crane.

“Industry and government need cybersecurity experts to safeguard our systems, and the (ISC)² is a critical component of building that cyber defense ecosystem,” said Dr. Crane, “I am privileged to give back to the community”

In his profile for the election, Dr. Crane outlined the challenge of using data to drive change in the continually-evolving field of cybersecurity risk management. His company Emergent provides a second-line-of-defense capability to Chief Information Security Officers and Chief Risk Officers to contextualize their varied cyber and operational data feeds into a simple view of their enterprise’s digital risk.

He underscored the important work of (ISC)² saying, “Cybersecurity is critical for commerce, innovation, and national security.” He continued, “I’m excited to be part of such a respected and long-standing credentialing organization to help to continue to build our cyber workforce.”

As a part of the (ISC)² Board, he has identified three key areas he would like to emphasize as career development, education, and membership.

About Dr. Crane

Dr. Crane served the President as Director for Federal Cybersecurity Policy on the White House National Security Council and was Chief Security Architect and Director for Cybersecurity Strategy at the Department of Homeland Security. He instructs at Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College and CISO Certificate program. He earned his Ph.D. from George Washington University, a Masters of Information System Management at Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a Senior Cybersecurity Fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas at Austin.

About the (ISC)² and the Board of Directors
 (ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. For more information on (ISC)², visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook.

The (ISC)² member-elected Board of Directors is comprised of information security professionals from around the world representing academia, private organizations, and government agencies. Board members are volunteers and (ISC)² certified. The Board provides governance and oversight for the organization, grants certifications to qualifying candidates, and enforces adherence to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics.