Cybersecurity association (ISC)² has appointed Clar Rosso as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Rosso will assume the role effective October 1, 2020, and lead the association’s strategy and budget planning for 2021. She will be assisted by outgoing CEO David Shearer through until the end of 2020.
"The (ISC)² Board of Directors set out to find a talented, driven leader to achieve the Board's vision of a growing, member-focused association that encourages an increasingly diverse workforce," said (ISC)² Board of Directors Chairperson Dr. Kevin Charest. "Clar has the experience and passion to help (ISC)² build on the rich foundation of success her predecessors established, and we are confident our members will benefit from her leadership. As we welcome Clar to the organization, we are also extremely appreciative of all of David's work, passion and commitment to (ISC)² over the past 8 years."
Ms. Russo has more than 20 years of experience growing and strengthening professional associations, most recently as executive vice president of engagement and learning innovation at AICPA & CIMA.
"Cybersecurity professionals play a critical role in our global society, and I look forward to joining the dedicated team at (ISC)² to strengthen our value to members and associates through our certification programs, enriching learning experiences and much more," said Ms. Rosso. "It is a great privilege to join (ISC)² and lead this prestigious association. There is so much opportunity to continue growing the profession, striving to realize the association's vision of a safe and secure cyber world, and ensuring that cybersecurity is a rewarding and welcoming career to a diversity of people globally."