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ISE® West Summit and Awards
October 24, 2023
Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Plano, TX

The ISE® West 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® 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 to discuss and share insights into today's issues and solutions.

ISE® West Executive Award Winner 2023

Jeremy Smith Jeremy Smith
VP, Information Security Officer
Avery Dennison

ISE® West Project Award Winner 2023

Mobile App Vetting (MAV)
Executive Sponsor:Mike Duffy, Associate Director
Project Team:Lilian "Lilly" Herrera - MAV Service Manager, Richard Mangual - MAV Technical Manager, Vincent Sritapan - CSSO-Service Innovation, Section Chief

MAV is a software-based assurance tool that validates the security of government-developed and commercial-store Android and iOS apps before deployment on government mobile devices or used by the public to access government information and services.

ISE® West People's Choice Award Winner 2023


Robert Pace
VP, Information Security & CISO
Invitation Homes
ISE® West Executive Award Finalist 2022

ISE® West Executive Award Finalists 2023

name Stephanie Franklin-Thomas
ABM Industries
Tim Hampton Tim Hampton
Chief Information Security Officer
Sierra Space
Harshal Mehta Harshal Mehta
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

ISE® West Project Award Finalists 2023

Agile Cyber Defense Program
Executive Sponsor: Kevin Kennedy, Managing Director, Security Operations Center
Project Team: Ilya Niyazov - Threat Intel Lead, Christopher Randazzo - Threat Intel Analyst, Connor Shields - Alert, Detection, and Response, Christopher Johnson - Alert, Detection, and Response Lead, Anthony Prezenchuk - Prevention Engineering Lead, Ravish Bhatia - Red Team Lead

The Agile Cyber Defense Program empowers security teams to continuously innovate preventative and risk-based detective controls, enabling the development of mitigations to existing and novel adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Project Monocle
Executive Sponsor: Mukund Sarma, Senior Director, Product Security
Project Team: David Trejo - Senior Security Engineer II, Paul Kuliniewicz - Staff Security Engineer, Arkadiy Tetelman - Security Architect

Monocle helped us improve security culture as we tripled in size. Monocle's gamification of security best practices greatly improved our ability to focus on complex security risks by reducing time spent on routine issues across services and teams.

Safely In Command: Engineering Access in AWS
Executive Sponsor: Robert Pace, VP and CISO
Project Team: Joshua Barton - Cloud Architect, Bruce Tieu - Cloud Engineer, Nikhil Sodemba - Cloud Engineer, Jesse Bailey - Cloud Engineer, John Matthews - Performance Principal, Jason Myers - Director, Enterprise Infrastructure, Ryan Breidenbach - Sr. Director Architecture, Brian Pannell - Sr. Director Enterprise Infrastructure, Robert Pace - VP/CISO, Virginia Suliman - EVP/CIDO

A strategic approach to give engineering teams what they need to run and support their applications in AWS without concern that they might impact another team's resources directly.

Data Protection and Privacy Geo-Fencing
Executive Sponsor: Bill Chen, CISO
Project Team: Stefan Meier - Sr. Director of Engineering, Nikita Berezin - Sr. Manager, DevOp, Caithy Cruwys - Sr. Manager, Software Support, Long Ly - Cybersecurity Lead IAM Architect, Ram Shenoy - Cybersecurity Lead Data Protection Architect, Ernie Asare - Cybersecurity GRC Lead, Hardik Patel - Cybersecurity Product Security Lead, Chip Claycamp - Cybersecurity Infrastructure Engineer, Bert Ryan - Sr. Director, Privacy & Compliance, Cihan T. Cetin - Lead Software Architect, Keegan Church - Sr. Manager, Software Engineering, Kenzie Marx - Project Manager

The DPP program was a strategic initiative that achieved comprehensive healthcare data leak protection goals covering complex security, privacy, and compliance requirements with super cost efficiency.

Project Threat Extermination
Executive Sponsor: Mignona Cote, CSO
Project Team: Damon Love - Principal Security Architect / Project Lead, Bartosz Jelen - Telemetry & Integrations, Jayesh Dalmet - Telemetry & Integrations, Beason Cho - SIEM Migration & IR Operationalization, Gavin Guttersen - CISO / Program Owner, Mignona Cote - CSO / Executive Sponsor

Build a resilient, cloud-based ecosystem of tools to identify and mitigate cyber risks across our IT infrastructure, leveraging AI to decrease MTTD (mean time to detect) and automate response.