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Davis, who currently heads the leadership and management group at the ISF, will join (ISC)2 in March as managing director responsible for operations and development in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
John Colley, who joined (ISC)2 as the region’s first managing director in 2007, is to continue in this role with responsibility for delivering value to members and building strategic relationships.
“I look forward to welcoming Adrian as the head of our regional office as he brings business acumen and a wealth of knowledge from working with a ground-breaking international membership organisation at ISF.
“His international contacts, work with standards bodies and his extensive information security research experience will add real value to (ISC)2, our members, and our professional programmes,” said Colley.
(ISC)2 has nearly 100,000 members worldwide, including 15,000 in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The not-for-profit organisation manages a growing portfolio of certifications that span technical and managerial disciplines, and a range of development and education programmes.
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(ISC)2 members are driving efforts to engage with government and academia around information security-related issues.
They also support the efforts of the (ISC)2 Foundation, a non-profit charitable trust that aims to empower students, teachers and the public to secure their online life by supporting cyber security education and awareness in the community.
“This is an exciting opportunity for me to help develop an area for which I have a great passion,” said Davis.
“The world is crying out for educated and skilled information security professionals, and (ISC)2 allows individuals to demonstrate their competencies and abilities.
“It is also an organisation that utilises the dedication of its membership to contribute to the greater good of society – a significant motivation for me,” he said.
Davis’s appointment follows the release of two new professional (ISC)2 certifications: the HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM) and the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM).
It also follows the rapid growth of the (ISC)2 chapter network in the region, with 30 chapters established in just over two years and the launch of a new advisory board to support member-driven activity.