On 20 October 2011, Dr. Michael R. Grimaila was named as a Fellow of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) at the ISSA International Conference in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Grimaila was recognized for his lifetime contributions to technical, academic and research excellence in applied information security; his mission assurance and security education contributions within the US Department of Defense; and his contributions on editorial advisory board of the ISSA Journal since 2002.
Dr. Grimaila stated “It is an honor to be recognized for my contributions in the information security discipline. So much of our personal lives, our society, our economy, our infrastructure, and our national defense are dependent upon information and communications technologies; perhaps no time before in history has information security been more important to the safety and security of our way of life. It is my goal to educate and enable the next generation of security professionals to succeed in assuring their organizational mission.” Dr. Grimaila joins a distinguished group of academic and professional security professionals recognized as Fellows by the ISSA. Dr. Grimaila, PhD, CISM, CISSP is an Associate Professor of Systems Engineering and a member of the Cyberspace Center for Research at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, USA.
Kevin L. Richards (Left), ISSA International President, and Ira Winkler (Right), Director of the
ISSA International Board, present Dr. Michael R. Grimaila (Center) with the ISSA Fellow Award.