ISE® West Executive Forum and Awards 2019

Information Security Executive of the Year Awards

The ISE® West Executive Forum and Awards 2019 was held August 22, 2019 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, CA. The ISE® West 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® West 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® West Executive of the Year Award Winner 2019

Aura Moore
Chief Information Officer
Los Angeles World Airports


ISE® West Project Award Winner 2019

Identify, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM)
Executive Sponsor: Dwaine Omyer, Vice President, Digital Security
Team Members: Koveh Tavakkol, Sr. Manager, Bob Lynn, Sr. Enterprise Information Security Manager, Anya Simonova, Project Manager, Deepak Mathur (Project Manager), Tony Huemiller (Sr. Manager), John Charlton (Manager), Jeff Colorossi (Sr. Manager), Dave Krueger (Principal Engineer), Aakash Tiwari (Sr. Engineer)
Location: Bellevue, WA

ICAM provides technology leadership, guidance, and governance for identity management products and capabilities at T-Mobile. Critical business objectives include identity management maturity, scalability, technology rationalization, operational effectiveness, and cost savings through a common strong-authentication customer experience. ICAM empowers identity risk through strong management controls, authentication, privileged access management, and access governance. The project implements an Un-carrier approach to digital security through the integration of all enterprise platforms to centralize identity controls. This allows toolset rationalization and expanded identity access management (IAM) capabilities ensuring full utilization of key technology platforms.


ISE® West People's Choice Award Winner 2019

Brett Cumming
Director, Information Security Officer
Skechers USA

ISE® West Executive Award Finalists 2019

John Kirkwood

John Kirkwood
VP IT, Chief Information Risk and Security Officer
Albertsons Companies
ISE® West Executive Award Finalist 2018


Darian Lewis

Dwaine Omyer
Vice President, Digital Security Organization


Jeff Trudeau

Jeff Trudeau
Chief Security Officer
Credit Karma
ISE® North America Health Care Executive Award Winner 2013


ISE® West Project Award Finalists 2019

Information Security Awareness Program Implementation
Executive Sponsor: John Kirkwood, Chief Information Security Officer
Team Members: Frank Steele (Senior Manager Governance & Compliance), Brenda Devine (InfoSec Awareness Analyst), Raj Pyakurel (InfoSec Analyst), Bruce Taylor (InfoSec Analyst)
Location: Phoenix, AZ

A new information Security Awareness Program was built during 2018 and 2019 to build upon the good will established during the 2017 Information Security Awareness month expos held throughout the corporate offices. To help increase the security culture of Albertsons the project team focused on three awareness areas, secure at Work, at Home and on the Road. The new year around program leads with monthly themes, computer-based training, lunch and learn classes, phishing campaigns and culminates with the annual exposition at four corporate campuses.


Vuclip Deploys Wallarm for API Protection and Attack Detection
Executive Sponsor: Jishnu Kinwar, VP of Technical Operations
Location: San Jose, CA

Vuclip Inc. implemented AI-powered application security provider Wallarm's technology to scan for vulnerabilities, detect attacks, and protect its API. Wallarm’s easy setup took Vuclip from zero to full protection in under an hour by blacklisting malicious IPs and bad actors and whitelisting those it grants free access to streaming bandwidth, without confusing the two. Wallarm does this with almost zero false positives and it scales with existing systems, including Vuclip's NGINX farm, so that Vuclip can focus more on creating great content and less on security threats.