ISE® Northeast Executive Forum and Awards 2019

Information Security Executive of the Year Awards

The ISE® Northeast Executive Forum and Awards 2019 will be held October 3, 2019 at the Westin Times Square in New York City, NY. The ISE® Northeast Award recognizes 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® Northeast 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 from across the region to discuss and share insights into today's issues and solutions.

ISE® Northeast Executive of the Year Award Winner 2018

Noopur Davis

Noopur Davis
SVP, Chief Product & Information Security Officer
Comcast
ISE® Northeast Executive of the Year Award Winner 2018
Biography



ISE® Northeast Project Award Winners 2018

Horizon BCBS
Early Vulnerability Detection System (EVDS)
Executive Sponsor: Douglas Falduto, VP, Admin & Chief Security Officer
Project Team: Enterprise Architecture: Alan Leung (Director), Niraj Patel (Manager), Pranshi Gupta (Security Analyst), Information Technology: Kumuda Gogineni (Manager), Srinu Paloju (Technical Test Lead), Mike Schimpf (Manager)
Location: Newark, NJ

In cyber security, the earlier vulnerabilities are detected, the less costly they are to remediate. The Early Vulnerability Detection System (EVDS) identifies vulnerabilities throughout a project lifecycle and facilitates development of multiple levels of defenses within our applications. The EVDS is a combination of people, process and technology that fully adjusts to the polymorphic nature of current technology solutions. Security recommendations are delivered via the basic elements of a standard project: business requirements, architecture design and test cases. The EVDS has already identified and remediated multiple critical vulnerabilities that would have resulted in catastrophic breaches.



Mass Mutual
Cyber Strong Behavior Program
Executive Sponsor: Jesus (Laz) Montano, CISO
Project Team: Todd Campbell (AVP), Karen Croake (Information Risk Consultant), Tess McCarthy (Information Risk Consultant)
Location: Springfield, MA

MassMutual’s Cyber Security Awareness program enabled the company to establish a Cyber Strong culture through the implementation of a data driven behavioral recognition and repercussion program. The program established a menu of highly visible solutions that could be deployed to recognize positive employee behaviors reported by peers or identified through technical monitoring capabilities. Phishing resilience as well as malware and data loss monitoring capabilities were utilized to assess negative employee and contractor behaviors. Associates who were found to exhibit behaviors that put the company at risk, such as clicking on malicious links, were addressed using pre-defined design patterns in collaboration with Human Resources. By championing positive behaviors and addressing negative behaviors, the company highlighted the criticality of protecting the company’s valuable digital assets and enabled all associated to keep security front of mind.



ISE® Northeast People's Choice Award Winner 2018

Steve Kozman

Steve Kozman
SVP, Identity Access Management and Security Services
AIG
ISE® Northeast People's Choice Award Winner 2018
Biography


ISE® Northeast Executive Award Finalists 2018

Medha Bhalodkar

Medha Bhalodkar
AVP & CISO
Columbia University/Information Technology
ISE® North America Executive Award Winner 2015 - Academic/Public Sector Category
ISE® North America Executive Award Winner 2016 - Academic/Public Sector Category
ISE® Northeast Executive Award Finalist 2018

Biography



James Quadarella

James Quadarella
Managing Director, Head of Cybersecurity Operating Office
MUFG Union Bank N.A.
ISE® Northeast Executive Award Finalist 2018
Biography



Alden Sutherland

Alden Sutherland
Chief Information Security Officer
AmerisourceBergen
ISE® Northeast Executive Award Finalist 2018
Biography



ISE® Northeast Project Award Finalist 2018

Columbia
Rebuilding Identity Access Management for the 21st Century
Executive Sponsor: Medha Bhalodkar, CISO
Project Team: Chuck Eigen (IT Security & IAM Program Director), Chris Dowden (Director, IAM Management), R. Andrew Johnston (Mgr. IAM Technical Team), Jeff Eldredge (Mgr. IAM Lenel & Functional Team), Neil Meyer (Functional team & BA), Dan Ellentuck (Developer), August Visco (Developer), Ben Beecher (Developer), Mohammed Rahman (Developer), Mike Morales (Lenel Systems Lead), Steve Cramer (Lenel Systems Lead), Charlie Wu (Enterprise Active Directory Engineering), Marly Miller (Business Analyst), Phil Blake (Mgr, Client Device Engineering), Niles Patel (Mgr, Email Systems), Dan DeStefano (Email Systems Lead)
Location: New York, NY

At Columbia University, with history of 264 years, IAM had evolved as needed. IAM included Open LDAP, 880,000 users in Kerberos for authentication, 28 Active Directories at schools, and Lenel physical access system across campus, all operating in silos making it difficult to ensure secure, synchronized IAM across Columbia.

In the last 18 months, in this project, we built secured Enterprise Active Directory (EAD) consolidating individual ADs with unified authentication, added MFA, implemented web applications SSO, provided group management, supported Shibboleth (SAML) for industry SSO, linked IAM to physical access management system Lenel, and achieved InCommon “SIRTFI” ID flag status.