ISE® Northeast 2013

Information Security Executive of the Year Awards

The ISE® Northeast Executive Forum and Awards 2013 will be held on October 9, 2014 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 2013

Myrna Soto

Myrna Soto
Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Infrastructure Security Officer

ISE® Northeast Project Award Winner 2013

B N Y Mellon
Unstructured Data Governance Project
Executive Sponsor: Donna Nemecek, VP, Manager Technology Risk Assurance & Senior Information Risk Officer, BNY Mellon
Project Team: Susan Wade, Tijuanna Beckles and Gina Grisaffi
Location: New York, NY

BNY Mellon’s Risk and Compliance Group has developed a governance process to provide security and user access certifications over high risk data stored in network shared drives, which are scrutinized by Regulatory Agencies, external and internal auditors.

ISE® Northeast People's Choice Award Winner 2013

David Cass

David Cass
SVP & Chief Information Security Officer

ISE® Northeast Executive Award Finalist 2013

Donna Nemecek

Donna Nemecek
VP, Manager Technology Risk Assurance & Senior Information Risk Officer
BNY Mellon

Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson
Chief Information Security Officer
University of Massachusetts

ISE® Northeast Project Award Finalists 2013

Workspace Virtualization and Containment for Sourcing Providers
Executive Sponsor: Dan Tigar, Managing Director Citigroup Architecture & Technology Engineering (CATE) CitiSecure Platform
Project Team: Matt Ramey, Bill Sztabnik, Brian Firlein, Vincent D’Onofrio, Sean Hunnicutt.
Location: Melville, NY

The solution utilizes a containment approach that satisfies a requirement to establish a controls framework to secure Citi’s Desktop Virtualization strategy for Third Parties. The containment strategy ensures that “least privileges” entitlement is enforced, including Application and Network access controls, at a desktop level.

Executive Sponsor: Terry Rice, AVP, Service Delivery & Risk Management, Merck & Co.
Team Members: (Merck) Phyllis Post, Andy Porter, Jason Victor, Keith Respass, Andrea Kirby, Terry Bauman, Steve Borst, Vish Gadgil, JoAnn Weitzman, Cathy Carfagno, Maria Pascual, Brian Swartley and John Litvinchuck. (Exostar) Tom Johnson, Dan McConnell, Vijay Takanti, Raju Nadakuduty, Paul Rabinovich, Rob Sherwood and Lisa Sullivan
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ

Merck partnered with Exostar to redefine business-to-business engagements by creating a Life-Sciences Identity Broker in the Cloud. This secure cloud-based hub is where teams from multiple companies can access any number of technology services through a multi-tenant identity broker, protecting sensitive data and intellectual property from unauthorized access. The result included the reduction of time to stand up business-to-business collaborations, minimized administrative cost, and elimination of the need to replicate redundant technology infrastructure. In addition, the model improves the security and risk profiles for these teams by moving away from point-to-point engagements to a highly-scalable service model that can be monitored and protected from outside threats.