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Innovation, Leadership and Collaboration in Information Security Plays Critical Role in Organizations' Success

Top IT Executives in the Mid-Atlantic Region Recognized for Their Achievements

ATLANTA - June 16, 2008 - Today the winners of the Information SecurityExecutive (ISE®) Mid-Atlantic Awards 2008 were announced.

TheRitz-Carlton in Pentagon City, Washington, DC was the place to be on the evening of Thursday, June 12, 2008, where industry leaders and project teams inthe mid-atlantic region in government, academic and the commercial sectors werehonored for their achievements in information security and the change they arebringing to their organizations.

TheInformation Security Executive and Project of the Year awards are given to deservingcandidates for positive contributions to their organizations and outstandingaccomplishments to the industry through risk management, data asset protection,regulatory compliance, privacy, and information security.

RobertLentz, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information and IdentityAssurance, U.S. Department of Defense, took home the ISE® Executive of the YearAward in the Government/Academic category. He was recognized for the exemplarymanner he has held his prominent position and his approach to providing leadershipto federal entities and the private sector, breaking new ground and encouragingcooperation and collaboration.

The ISE® Executive of the Year Award in the Commercial category went to ChrisTignor, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Capital One, for his integrated, but separate approach to security and compliance, his technicaland people skills, and business savvy in communicating the risks and returns ofhis work to senior management.

In addition to the aforementioned winners, four other finalists for the Executiveof the Year Award were showcased during the event. In the Government/Academiccategory - Michael J. Castagna, Chief InformationSecurity Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce and Jerry Davis, Deputy Chief Information Officer for IT Security, National Aeronautics and SpaceAdministration (NASA). In the Commercial category - Deven Bhatt, Chief SecurityOfficer, Airlines Reporting Corporation and Larry Brock, Chief InformationSecurity Officer, DuPont.

New this year, the ISE® Mid-Atlantic Project of the Year Award, recognizedoutstanding information security projects completed in the past 12 to 18 months.Team achievement was rewarded for each project

The project team at Temple University won the ISEProject of the Year Government/Academic category for their TUsecure Identity& Access Management Project. Accepting the award was executive sponsor SheriStahler, Associate Vice President, Computer services, and her team RamanaChamarty, Ken Ihrer, Michael Mays, and Joshua Wharton.

Winning the Project of the Year Award in the Commercial category was Northrop GrummanCorporation with the Cyber Threat Analysis and Intelligence Phase 1 Project, executivesponsor Timothy McKnight, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer,and his team Jeffrey Stuzman, George Bakos, Bryan Krekel, Randall Heins, MarkLeary, and Michael Starr.

Mischel Kwon, ChiefIT Security Technologist, U.S.Department of Justice was named the ISE® Mid-Atlantic People's Choice AwardWinner for 2008. She received the honorary mark of respect from the communityof peers attending the event who voted her as the executive with the mostexemplary attributes of a leader in the security industry.

"Thestature of the ISE® Awards in the IT industry is growing," said Marci McCarthy,CEO of T.E.N. "The winners of this year's Project of the Year,People's Choice, and Executive of the Year Awards have demonstrated new andinnovative solutions as well as the highest level of industry standards."