Cybersecurity Professor Receives Information Sharing Hall of Fame Award

David Turetsky, a professor of practice at the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity.




ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 1, 2020) – David Turetsky has joined the elite in his field after being enshrined into the Information Sharing Hall of Fame this week.

Turetsky, a professor of practice at the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC), was honored yesterday during a virtual awards ceremony held by the ISAO Standards Organization (SO).

The Information Sharing Hall of Fame, now in its fourth year, recognizes individuals and organizations who have demonstrated “the highest standards of professional competence and have contributed significantly to the promotion of the information sharing ecosystem.”

“Information sharing is a crucial tool to improve cybersecurity, so this recognition is a real honor,” said Turetsky. “Having had the opportunity to work closely with the community of Information Sharing and Analysis Centers, Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs), the ISAO SO, and the government over the years, I very much appreciate the vital work they and others are doing. Being recognized by a community doing such important work is special to me.”

“Not only has David been actively engaged in the ISAO ecosystem for over a decade, but he continues to take an active role as a working group co-chair to produce ISAO SO documents that provide guidance to new and emerging ISAOs. This award is well deserved,” said Greg White, executive director of the ISAO SO.

Turetsky has more than 35 years of professional experience, including senior roles in business, government and law.

He embarked on a collaborative project in 2018, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, to investigate real-world benefits of cybersecurity information sharing. He also, along with two other CEHC assistant professors, Brian Nussbaum and Unal Tatar, recently co-wrote an article for Law Fare Blog on success stories in information sharing. The group released research findings on the subject and brought leaders in the field to campus for discussion.

His positive attitude, continuous efforts to engage the information sharing community, and hard work to improve the cybersecurity posture across the Nation, all factored into the Hall of Fame nomination, according to ISAO SO.

“Cybersecurity information sharing is about the right information, shared in the right way, to accomplish an end that could not be achieved by one organization acting alone,” Turetsky said. “The information sharing tools and pace are improving and will continue to do so.”

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