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Information Security's Elite Gather to Workshop Critical Issues and Honour Excellence, Leadership, and Vision

ATLANTA, GA - 27th October 2008 - Today the winners of the Information Security Executive (ISE®) and Project of the Year United Kingdom and Ireland Awards for 2008 was announced.

The Le Meridien Piccadilly in London, England was the place to be on Wednesday 22nd October, 2008, where industry leaders and project teams from across the United Kingdom and Ireland were honoured for achievements in information security.

The ISE® Executive and Project of the Year awards were given to deserving nominees for positive contributions to their organisations and outstanding accomplishments to the industry through risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy, and information security.

Dr. Paul G. Dorey, Vice President Digital Security and Chief Information Security Officer at BP, was awarded the ISE® Executive of the Year Award. Dr. Dorey was recognised for his innovative process to meet standards for security practices at his global company and the major impact he has made to his business and the industry at large.

The finalists for the Executive of the Year Award were Global Head of Information Risk Management at Barclays, Stephen Bonner and Andrew Yeomans, Vice President of Global Information Security at Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank.

In addition to the finalists and winner, all other nominees were honoured for their outstanding contributions to the industry during the event:

  • Peter Erceg, Vice President - Head of Information Security and Risk Compliance, Visa Europe
  • Adrian Seccombe, Chief Information Security Officer & Senior Enterprise Architect, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Peter Sommer, Visiting Professor, Information Systems Integrity Group Department of Management, London School of Economics
  • Paul Wood, Group Business Protection Director, Aviva Plc

The ISE® United Kingdom and Ireland Project of the Year Award recognises teams and their information security projects completed in the past 12 to 18 months.

This year's Project of the Year Award went to Barclays for The Risk! Our Information. Your Responsibility Project, Executive Sponsor Stephen Bonner and his team of project specialists. This team carried out a fresh, innovative, and humorous risk awareness campaign that included posters, e-banners, and a film that kept the attention of the viewer whilst delivering important messages that had been agreed across the business.

DSG International, Executive Sponsor Vladimir Jirasek, Chief Information Security Officer and his team of specialists were also recognised for their Vulnerability Scanning Project.

In addition to the awards, the nominees and project teams participated in the ISE® United Kingdom and Ireland Executive Summit comprised of cutting-edge speakers and interactive discussions focused on business issues, best practices, and solutions.

"Now more than ever we need to acknowledge the work being done by these exceptional leaders in Great Britain," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of T.E.N. "The winners of this year's Project of the Year and Executive of the Year Awards have demonstrated new and innovative solutions as well as the highest level of industry standards."