May 31, 2011

Information Systems Security Association Selects NetIQ’s Michael F. Angelo as 2011 Security Professional of the Year

Chief Security Architect Honored for Contributions and Commitment to the ISSA

Press Release


Michael F. Angelo (CRISC), chief security architect at NetIQ, has been selected by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) as the 2011 Security Professional of the Year. The selection committee chose Angelo for this prestigious award based on his contributions to ISSA and his dedication and commitment to advancing the work of information systems security professionals internationally.

"Michael's leadership in the industry and his extensive knowledge have been invaluable to the professional growth and development of ISSA members," said Kevin L. Richards, International President, Information Systems Security Association. "As the founding chair of our Web Conference series, he has brought together noted information security experts worldwide to address emerging security issues and trends, and provide workable solutions. Michael is a dedicated volunteer who truly exemplifies ISSA's mission."

"It is an incredible honor to be recognized by such an esteemed organization like the ISSA," said Angelo. "At NetIQ, we are working diligently to help customers and partners better understand the challenges and opportunities associated with deploying solutions directed at building a more secure IT infrastructure. I am very appreciative that I have been given the opportunity to engage with the ISSA to continue this mission personally, as I am truly passionate about helping security professionals successfully navigate the evolving threat landscape we are faced with today."

As the chief security architect, Angelo plays an integral role in helping to define the strategy that NetIQ relies on when developing and deploying technologies, expertise and services that customers rely on to protect their critical data. NetIQ has been routinely recognized for its unwavering determination to develop solutions targeted toward eliminating customers' security pain points, and this award serves to further recognize those within the company who contribute to NetIQ's success.

About NetIQ

NetIQ is an enterprise software company with relentless focus on customer success. Our portfolio for managing Security & Compliance, Identity & Access, and Performance & Availability helps organizations cost-effectively tackle information protection challenges such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX and NERC CIP and manage the complexity of dynamic, highly-distributed application environments. For information on how our solutions yield greater strategic value, business improvement and cost savings, contact us.

About ISSA

ISSA,, is the largest international professional association for information security professionals. With 10,000 members in 70 countries and a network of 152 chapters, ISSA is dedicated to expanding the knowledge and expertise of information security professionals and the development and evolution of industry practices. Members are consistently recognized as experts on critical issues in the field and are seen as important resources for small businesses, global enterprises, and government organizations.

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