CARMEL, Ind. — KAR Auction Services’ security architecture program manager and enterprise security strategist, Noah Jaehnert, was selected as this year’s Up-and-Coming Security Professional by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium.

The selection was part of the organization’ s 2015 Americas Information Security Leadership Awards, which recognize the achievements of outstanding cyber and information security professionals for improving workforce standards. The Up-and-Coming Security Professional award highlights a rising star in the information security field.

Jaehnert was presented with the award at the Americas ISLA gala and ceremony held in Anaheim, Calif., on Sept. 30.

“As we continue to build our reputation as a technology leader in the automotive remarketing industry, attracting, retaining and utilizing top information technology talent like Noah is one of our highest priorities,” said Jim Hallett, KAR CEO and chairman. “On behalf of the entire KAR group of companies, I would like to congratulate Noah. We are proud of his meaningful accomplishments and appreciate his contributions not only to our company, but to the industry as a whole.”

As security architecture program manager at KAR, Jaehnert provides strategic security architecture leadership for the applications and infrastructure supporting the KAR group of companies. Prior to joining KAR, Jaehnert was a senior information security consultant with Indianapolis-based Crowe Horwath. He earned his master’s degree in information systems from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and his bachelor’s degree in informatics from Indiana University–Bloomington.

KAR Auction Services is a provider of used-vehicle auction services based in Carmel, Ind.