Claudio Cilli

Thank you! 

Thanks to my supporters who made possible to reach more than 500 endorsements!

This requires an important consideration: "maybe something must have gone wrong"

(ISC)2 is an association, made of knowledgeable professionals, whose purpose is to promote the culture of IS security, the research and the education. Maybe the spirit of the Association has been lost. An association exists to serve its members: it’s made of members, its life are the members.

We have only one person in the world, maybe two, who wants to offer his time and his experience for free. He wants to serve members because he believes in what he's doing and what the Association gives in return?

(ISC)2 appointed a person, paid with members money, who's working full-time to find a way to invalidate the petition thus preventing him to run for the Board position. I said: just run for the position, and have the same chances of those the current board has nominated, not elected.

I understand the integrity of the nominating process must be kept integer (although this did not happened in the past), but maybe they’re making the situation bigger then it is. In a democracy, sovereignty belongs to people. If they don’t want me, simply they don’t vote.

Honestly, this is very strange. The nominating process must be kept integer, but what is the nominating process? A close list of people selected by themselves and a tight procedure (only two weeks) for presenting petitions in a strict formal way.

I don't know what other members think, but I've had saved this effort, time and money for a better purpose.

I am running as an independent candidate and would like to have my name included on the Board of Directors' ballot for the upcoming election in November, 2015.  In order to be considered, I need the support of more than 500 members before September 17, 2015.  Please send me an email supporting my petition to and please include your email address as recorded with (ISC)² and your member (certificate) number.

After reading your comments and discussions, I’ve decided to update/amend my program - if elected.

The Board of Director must serve members. They represent them. I will be your voice: I will do what you want me to do. Therefore I’ve decided to add these three main points to my program:

1. Reducing the number of years the same person can sit into the Board to a maximum of three years. I’ve joined (ISC)2 in 2001 and the same persons of today, with few exceptions, were already members od the Board of Directors.

2. Modifying the nominating process. Today the Board approves candidates and - of course - it endorses its existing members. Everyone who meets the proper requirements (e.g. good standing, etc.) must have the same chances to be elected.

3. Enhance transparency. The minutes of every board meeting should be made available to all members (e.g. posted on the web site, sent by email, etc.). This will also make the board closer to members.

Here’s a video with my program:

My program, if elected, can be summarized in just two statements:

  1. Make the Board of Directors close to members and work together with them (have you ever seen a member of the Board of Directors, except the picture shown in the ISC(2) web site? Are you able to reach them and ask anything about the Association, what they are doing, etc.?). "Transparency" is the magic word, and I promise to listen and to talk to anyone.
  2. Internationalize the Association to really share competencies. The objective is to make the Association present eveywhere in the World, enhancing Chapters role and co-operation. My vision is to create a real network of professionals, covering all countries. In addition, my objective is to make agreement to other relevant certification bodies (e.g. ISACA, etc.) for sharing views and knowledge. It’s time to quit fighting:



“If you want to know a person, give him the power. But if you really want to know him better, take it away"

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  • I have been a member since 2001.
  • Member of the European Advisory Board.
  • Assisted in the development of the CSSLP and HCISPP certifications.
  • I hold others to the same high standard that I hold myself
  • I understand the organization and the certification industry
  • I have a proven track record of completing projects
  • I have extensive experience in Finance, Information Security and Risk Management in industry
  • I have been involved with test development for many of (ISC)² different certifications over the last 10 years, providing leadership at many workshops
  • Contributor to the (ISC)² CISSP CBK


Graduated with honors at the University of Rome, I am an University Teacher and a professional Information Security consultant. Member of scientific and advisory boards. Teacher in the post-graduate masters in Computer Security and IT Governance. Consultant at the Office of Internal Oversight Services at the United Nations (UN) in New York.

Responsible in many big firms for big projects, both for civil and military sectors, regarding security of the information systems and installations. Designed and implemented systems based on mainframes and distributed architecture, including both data and physical security, information and site protection.

Senior level data processing professional with 20 years experience in computer security and 25 years of Information System experience, systems design and programming, computer operations and applications programming. Designed EDP systems, including the computer, software, installation and user training. Consultant to American companies who supply the U.S. Department of Defense.

Authored and published in several specialised books and magazines. Frequently invited as speaker in many international conferences and seminars.

My complete profile and accomplishments can be fould on linkedin.

Thank you for your consideration. If you would like to support me, please send me an email at and please include your email address as recorded with (ISC)² and your member (certificate) number.

Claudio Cilli