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2020 John Beveridge Award

ISACA New England Chapter
John Beveridge Award
Candidate Nomination Form

The New England Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (NE-ISACA) created the John Beveridge Award to recognize individuals from the region for their contributions to the information technology (IT) auditing, security and control professions and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).  The award is to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the development and understanding of the common body of knowledge and/or the procedures or professional practices of IT audit, security or control.  The NE Chapter Chapter’s Awards Program, which includes the John Beveridge Award and Chapter service awards, is one of the prestigious ways the Chapter recognizes excellence.

The recipient of the John Beveridge award will be chosen by a committee based upon the nominations from NE-ISACA members.  The committee, which will be comprised of NE-ISACA members, will be approved by the NE Chapter’s board.  Nominees for the John Beveridge Award must meet one or more of the two broad criteria stated below. 
 

Award Criteria

1.   Contributed to the ISACA mission through professional achievement, volunteer service, and/or publications including research, standards, and certification.  The ISACA vision is to be the recognized global leader in IT governance, control and assurance.  Its mission is to support enterprise objectives through the development, provision and promotion of research, standards, competencies and practices for the effective governance, control and assurance of information, systems, and technology.

2.   Contributed to the advancement of the IT audit, security, and control professions globally, nationally, or in the New England region that supports the related professions and the membership and success of the NE Chapter of ISACA.  This may include:
  • Raising awareness and understanding within relevant organizations or the general public of the role and objectives of IT audit, security and control.
  • Participating in activities that that enhance the profession and raise visibility of the role and objectives of the IT audit, security and control professions.
  • Developing methodologies, practices or tools that contribute to the success of the profession.
  • Contributing to the ISACA mission through professional achievement, publications, research, or volunteer service. 
  • Assisting individuals and/or organizations with achieving IT governance objectives.
  • Developing risk management and internal control methodologies and practices.
  • Enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of IT auditing, security and control.
  • Promoting the effective governance, control and assurance of information, systems, and technology
  • Initiating or supporting legislation or regulations that support the ISACA mission
  • Supporting educational objectives for the IT audit, security and control professions through research, publications, lectures, training programs, and/or presentations at professional seminars or conferences, including industry associations or academic institutions.
 

Eligibility

Nomination for the John Beveridge Award is open to individuals whose professional focus is on the management, education and/or audit of IT development, operations, security or control.  The nominee should be recognized as a professional leader within his/her professional or academic community.   Nominees may be from the academic field who have contributed through relevant research, publications, or undergraduate or graduate-level instruction.  While the person being nominated should be a practicing or retired professional, he or she does not need to hold an ISACA-sponsored certification.  It is preferred that the nominee be a member of ISACA.
 

Nomination Process

The person submitting the nomination should simply complete the nomination form which can be submitted electronically to the ISACA NE secretary (secretary@isacane.org)by the submission deadline.  Nominations must be submitted by a person other than the nominee (self-nominations are not accepted).  The person submitting the nomination must be a member of the NE Chapter of ISACA.  One should also consider nominating a fellow staff or a peer from another organization whose work has significantly contributed to the achievement of the award criteria.  

Nominations must include the following information:
  • Identification of the nominee (see form).  This would include name, position, organization or most-recent employer (may have an excellent candidate who is between jobs or recently retired), licenses or certifications (if any), ISACA membership (Y/N), NE Chapter ISACA membership (Y/N), and contact information. 
  • Identification of the person submitting the nomination.  This would include name, position, ISACA membership (Y/N), NE Chapter ISACA membership (Y/N), and contact information.
  • Citation – brief, specific statement of the basis for the award nomination
  • Supporting Narrative – explanation as to how the nominee qualifies for the award.  This would include professional or technical accomplishments that demonstrate the nominee’s contribution to the IT audit, security or control professions.  Identification of specific work on which the nomination is based would be important.  This may include how the nominee collaborates with others to facilitate professional enhancement of the relevant common body of knowledge, procedures and professional practices.  Include any relevant accomplishments that have had a positive impact to the NE Chapter of ISACA or ISACA at large.
  • Letters of Recommendation (optional) – Not more than two (2) letters of recommendation may be submitted in support of the nominee.  The letters must come from persons other than the person submitting the nomination.  Note that letters of recommendation do not need to come from the nominee’s organization.  Letters of recommendation must be received within two (2) weeks of the nomination deadline.
4. Is the nominated a member of ISACA? *This question is required.
5. Is the nominated a member of the New England Chapter of ISACA? *This question is required.
8. Is the individual submitting the nomination a member of ISACA? *This question is required.
9. Is the individual submitting the nomination a member of the New England Chapter of ISACA? *This question is required.
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