ISE® East Summit and Awards
May 4, 2023
The Whitley Hotel in Atlanta, GA

The ISE® East Awards recognize the information security executives and their teams who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy, and network security. The ISE® East Awards are held in conjunction with a one-day Executive Forum which includes keynote speakers, interactive roundtables moderated by the CISOs and VPs of participating companies, and hot topic panel discussions. The one-day program offers the opportunity to meet with peers and leading IT executives to discuss and share insights into today's issues and solutions.

ISE® East Executive Award Winner 2023

Dr. Yonesy F. Nunez

Dr. Yonesy F. Núñez
Chief Information Security Officer
Jack Henry & Associates
ISE® East Executive Award Finalist 2022
ISE® East Executive Award Winner 2023

Biography

ISE® East Project Award Winner 2023

Aegon
Critical Application Network Segmentation Acceleration
Executive Sponsor: Steve Jensen, Global Chief Information Security Officer
Project Team: Georgie Pender-Bey (Manager Network Security), Jen Campbell (Principle Identity and Access Management), Will Wu (Lead Network Security Engineer), Vinodh Jayavelu (Lead Network Security Engineer), Greg Kann (Lead Network Security Engineer)

The goal of the project is to provide divisional, environmental, and host-level application segmentation among critical applications. This is in alignment with the overall Network Segmentation program aimed at reducing risks to Aegon assets.

ISE® East People's Choice Award Winner 2023

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David Nolan
Vice President, Enterprise Risk & CISO
Aaron's
ISE® East Executive Award Finalist 2023
ISE® East People's Choice Award Winner 2023

Biography

ISE® East Executive Award Finalists 2023

Steve Jensen

Steve Jensen
Global Chief Information Security Officer
Aegon
ISE® North America Commercial Executive Award Finalist 2013
ISE® North America Financial Executive Award Finalist 2016
ISE® Central Executive Award Finalist 2017
ISE® East Executive Award Finalist 2023

Biography

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David Nolan
Vice President, Enterprise Risk & CISO
Aaron's
ISE® East Executive Award Finalist 2023
ISE® East People's Choice Award Winner 2023

Biography

Bob Varnadoe

Bob Varnadoe
Corporate Vice President, Global CISO
NCR
ISE® Southeast Executive Award Finalist 2018
ISE® East Executive Award Finalist 2023

Biography

ISE® East Project Award Finalists 2023

mastercard
Phishing to SecurIT Program
Executive Sponsor: Ronald Green, Chief Security Officer
Project Team: Jon Brickey (Senior Vice President Cybersecurity Technology), Tim Taylor (Vice President, Security Education and Awareness), Donna Mattingly (Principal, Security Education and Awareness), Jenn deBerge (Director, Communications), Robin Bisesi (Vice President, Security Education and Awareness), Jennifer Schunk (Information Security Engineer), Sergei Himpel (Senior Information Security Operations Analyst), Andrew Wenger (Information Security Operations Analyst), Jacquie Giusti (Senior Specialist, Communications)

The Phishing to SecurIT Program is a multi-year program that not only educates, trains and tests staff to recognize and report suspicious emails, but also holds the enterprise to the highest standard with the Phishing Accountability Model.


maximus
Cloud Security Governance
Executive Sponsor: Frank Aiello, SVP, Chief Information Security Officer
Project Team: Frank Aiello (Chief Information Security Officer), Kevan McCallum (Chief Technology Officer), Jon Powers (Senior Manager of Security Architecture), Mary McGovern (Senior Project Manager), Brad Longerbone (VP of Cloud Solutions), Guy Bridgeman (Senior Director of Cloud Center of Excellence), John Farinelli (IT Principal Architect of Cloud Solutions), Zain Aslam (IT Architect of Cloud Solutions), Mario McDonald (Senior Engineer of Cloud Solutions), Matt Mensch (IT Architect of Cloud Solutions), Kevin Martin (Director of Performance Engineering), Jay Adler (Senior Engineer of Performance Engineering), Jaccob Mobbs (Engineer of Performance Engineering)

Maximus’ rapid cloud adoption highlighted the need for a solution to maintain security compliance. The Cloud Security Governance project focused on immediate risk reduction and user awareness while building an automated solution in parallel.


Regeneron
IAM.Regeneron Program
Executive Sponsor: Mark Leary, Chief Information Security Officer
Project Team: Edvin Loci (Associate Director), Edwin Wong (Associate Director) Faisal Nisar (Principal Engineer), Zhen Wong (Senior Director)

Regeneron’s Identity & Access Management (IAM) program will implement a modern system, providing employees and non-employees with simplified, secure access to Regeneron’s digital assets and resources. Although the IAM.Regeneron Program was managed out of Information Security, it was vital to approach not just from the IT, security, and risk perspectives, but recognizing the broader effects across the company through the transformation since any changes to processes and technologies that support IAM impact all Regeneron people, applications, and data resources. The effort was managed through a lean team of four FTEs, three of whom were new hires, and during the shift to remote work with COVID-19.

By the end of 2022, key services were deployed to provide enhanced authentication, identity lifecycle management, access provisioning and certification, and privileged access management, that were extended to Regeneron personnel, applications, and systems. The business and IT teams collaborated to support global expansion, improve customer interaction tools, enhance operational efficiency, remediate Internal Audit findings, and reduce risk. A Managed Services Provider (MSP) was selected and onboarded to provide around-the-clock coverage for IAM services to support our business, manufacturing, and scientific applications with operational effectiveness and cost efficiency.


Regeneron
Project IDEA - Integrated Detection Engineering Architecture
Executive Sponsor: Mark Leary, Chief Information Security Officer
Project Team: Keith Keimig (Senior Principal, Information Security), Mihai Erazu (Principal, Information Security), Christopher Filor (Information Security Analyst), Andrea Fratila (Information Security Anayst at SecureWorks)

Project IDEA delivered an advanced industry-leading detection engineering solution that helps respond to new threats faster by dramatically reducing detection rule creation cycle time to a same-day deployment with a 5%-10% false positive rate.