Our Benefactors

At the end of 2015, the ISSAEF Board established an award called the “ISSAEF Benefactor Award,” given on an ad-hoc basis, to recognize individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding, sustained philanthropic efforts on its behalf. Criteria for receiving this award is service or sponsorship of ISSAEF through sustained (at least three years) fundraising, outright donations, promotion or publicity having a sphere of influence leading to donations, etc.

ISSAEF Benefactor Award Recipients

Qualys, Inc., February 2020

During the ISSA Cyber Executive Forum at RSA, the ISSAEF Benefactor Award was presented to Mr. Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys, Inc. Mr. Courtot has consistently donated to the ISSA Education Foundation both personally and through his organization since 2013. These generous contributions have been instrumental in the continued longevity of funding for the Howard Schmidt Memorial Scholarship. The Board and the student recipients of our scholarships can’t express our thanks enough for your leadership in scholarship funding!

ISSA International, October 2018

During ISSA International Conference earlier this month, the ISSAEF Benefactor Award was granted to the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) International who has been instrumental in donating to the ISSA Education Foundation (ISSAEF) annually for championing cybersecurity education and for its steadfast support of the Foundation by providing some operational services for conducting scholarship and Board activities. The Board and our scholarship recipients can’t express our gratitude enough to the ISSA International leadership and members in scholarship funding and support!

Kevin Spease, inaugural ISSAEF Benefactor Award, March of 2016.

To show its sincere appreciation to the ‘unsung heroes,’ often working behind the scenes to “make it happen,” the very first of ISSAEF Benefactor Awardwas given to Kevin Spease at the RSA ISSA Membership reception on March 2nd.  In presenting the award for his “Leadership in Scholarship Funding,” we thanked the recipient, whose dedication had a direct influence on whether or not the Foundation reached its scholarship fundraising goals and objectives.

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