RIP Hal Tipton, CISSP #1

JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 12,875 Admin
It is with sadness I must report that Hal Tipton, the father of the CISSP certification and a co-founder of (ISC)2, passed away Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at the age of 89.

Posted today on the front page of
(ISC)² is terribly sad to report that Mr. Harold F. Tipton, CISSP, one of its founders and a key architect and long-time keeper of the (ISC)² CBK, passed away on March 16. His career had an immeasurably positive impact on thousands of infosec professionals around the world, encompassing 35 years of passionate, selfless dedication to the information security profession and furthering the (ISC)² mission. Listen to Mr. Tipton’s reflections on the profession.

Hal and his namesake award, the (ISC)² Harold F. Tipton Lifetime Achievement Award, allows us to continue to celebrate his life and body of work.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time. Share your thoughts and memories of Hal with us on the (ISC)² blog and in the Intersec community

Additional reports:

Hal Tipton dies at 89; fathered the CISSP certification - SC Magazine

RSA Conference | Ben Rothke: Security Reading Room | In memory of Hal Tipton

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