Leaders in Information Security to be Recognized for Innovation and Vision

Nominees Announced for Information Security Executive (ISE®) of the Year Northeast Awards 2009

ATLANTA - August 19, 2009 - The nominees for the ISE® Northeast Awards 2009 were announced today. 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 Thursday, September 10, 2009 at the Westin Times Square in New York City. During the evening awards, all qualified nominees, finalists and winners are recognized and celebrated for their achievements and accomplishments. Eligible nominees represent the northeast region including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The ISE® Northeast Awards will be held in conjunction with a one day Executive Forum. Last year's Executive of the Year Award Winner and also the winner of Project of the Year, Anish Bhimani, Managing Director, Risk & Security Management at JPMorgan Chase will be the afternoon keynote speaker. The day will continue with roundtable discussions moderated by the CISOs and VPs of participating companies, and hot topic panel discussions. This 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.

"Now more than ever it is important that we need to acknowledge the work being done by these exceptional leaders and project teams in our industry," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of T.E.N. "The stature of the ISE® Award is validated by the prominent class of executive and project nominees for this year's event. This group has demonstrated the effective use of new and innovative solutions as well as created the highest level of industry standards for their organizations."