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Nominees for Information Security Executive (ISE®) of the Year Mid-Atlantic Awards 2009 Announced

ATLANTA - April 28, 2009 - Today the nominees for the ISE® Mid-Atlantic Awards 2009 was announced. The Awards recognize information security executives and project teams for outstanding achievement in risk management, data asset protection, compliance, privacy and network security.

The finalists and winners will be revealed at a gala ceremony held on the evening of Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at the Ritz Carlton Downtown in Washington, DC. Eligible nominees represent the mid Atlantic region including Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC.

"The Awards promise to bring in prominent industry leaders from across the region," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of T.E.N. “We couldn't think of a better testament to the significance of the ISE® Program Award Series in its seventh year, as it continues to bring visibility to the information security and risk management industry and to the men and women who lead it."

"Fortify is honored to support the ISE® Mid-Atlantic Awards in recognition of information security professionals who have shown proven leadership in the IT Security field," said Fortify CEO John M. Jack. "Along with the Fortify Executive Summit with Colin Powell, we are thrilled to be taking part in two great events that recognize the outstanding work of IT security executives."

The ISE® Mid-Atlantic Awards are held in conjunction with a two day Summit at the Ritz Carlton Downtown in Washington, DC. The Summit is comprised of cutting-edge roundtable topics, speakers, panelists, and presentations to challenge current thinking and bring to light the innovation and forward thinking of the region’s top information security and IT executives.

“Qualys is honored at the opportunity to support ISE®’s efforts to recognize the security information leaders that have demonstrated exemplary achievements. Their job is particularly challenging these days as the threats are growing exponentially and because organizations have the tendency to quickly put the blame on them when problems occur and take them for granted when everything goes smoothly,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys.