NetCentrics’ cyber professional Marvin Marin was recently nominated for the EC-Council Foundation’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the year award. The award publicly recognizes top senior information security leaders who have demonstrated leadership and innovation in securing their organizations amid a constantly changing landscape of threats.
After his nomination, Marvin was selected as one of the 10 finalists for the award and attended the InfoSec Tech & Exec Awards Gala in Atlanta in September, along with NetCentrics President Cyndi Barreda, CEO Bob Dougherty, and Program Director Melissa Bristol.
While Marvin didn’t take the CISO of the Year award home, NetCentrics would like to recognize Marvin for demonstrating leadership and excellence in his field. NetCentrics is proud of Marvin, both for his dedication to improve the cybersecurity posture of the U.S. Coast Guard in his role as a Task Order Program Manager and also in his personal pursuit and commitment of learning and training NetCentrics team members in the practice of cyber security.
One of the highlights of the entire experience – from the nomination to the award ceremony – was the opportunity to meet with other cyber professionals and discuss the challenges and advances across various industries. “Being considered for the award was an honor, but also having the opportunity to network with others who face some of the same challenges – and then talking through innovative solutions – that was also very rewarding. Networking and learning from others is key to getting better – it helps you think about problems from a different perspective and prompts you to generate collaborative solutions that otherwise might not ever be found.”
Marvin’s philosophy on learning, teaching, mentoring, and personal improvement are evidenced in his work at the Coast Guard where he leads a diverse team of talented cybersecurity professionals and his involvement as Chairperson for the NetCentrics Cyber Savers community of interest.