COLUMBUS, Ohio — Brian Schultz, a Battelle cybersecurity expert, recently was inducted as a Distinguished Fellow to the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) at its international conference.
The ISSA is for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure. Members represent a broad cross section of industries including communications, education, government, healthcare, manufacturing and financial.
Schultz, who also serves as one of 13 members of the ISSA’s International Board, is Technical Director of Cyber Architecture & Advisory Services for Battelle’s Cyber Innovations business.
Schultz’ designation as a Distinguished Fellow is in recognition of his exceptional impact on the national security posture, exceptional long-term service to the information security community, and long-term active membership in ISSA. Designations of Distinguished Fellow are restricted to one percent of the ISSA International membership.
He will join the ranks of other significant cyber industry leaders, authors and researchers such as Howard Schmidt, former White House Cybersecurity Coordinator and former Chief Information Security Officer, Microsoft; Mary Ann Davidson, Chief Information Security Officer, Oracle Corporation; Dr. Ron Ross, Senior Computer Scientist and Information Security Researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and others.
Schultz has made other significant contributions to the information security industry as a leader, author and speaker. He serves on the ISC2 North American Advisory Board to provide valuable input to the development and maintenance of industry leading independent certification programs (i.e. CISSP) that build an effective and professional information security work force.
Schultz, who has worked at Battelle for six years, held prior cybersecurity leadership positions with Nortel Government Solutions and Arthur Andersen’s Computer Risk Management Practice.
As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.5 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization.