T.E.N. Announces 2012 Peoples’ Choice Vote for Information Security Executive® (ISE®) Southeast Awards

Voting Open Through Feb. 24, 2012

Atlanta, GA (January 24, 2012) –T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that voting for the ISE® Southeast Peoples’ Choice Awards 2012 has opened through Feb. 24, 2012. Registered attendees of the ISE® Southeast Executive Forum and Awards are invited to choose an existing nominee who best exemplifies information security leadership and has made a positive impact through risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy and information security.

The Peoples’ Choice Award winner will be recognized at the ISE® Southeast Executive Forum and Awards, which will be held on March 13, 2012 at the Westin Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta. The Executive Forum includes keynote speakers, interactive roundtables moderated by the CISOs and VPs of participating companies, and panel discussions. Finalists and winners in both categories are announced at the Awards Gala that evening and are recognized through press coverage and inclusion on the T.E.N. and ISE® websites.

Individuals interested in voting for the ISE® Southeast People’s Choice Award may view more information and submit their vote here at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ise_southeast_peoples_choice_award_2012. Eligible nominees for the award are selected from the U.S. Southeast region including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

"In our industry, it’s easy to let the risks, rules and regulations do the talking – but I believe successful information security leadership is all about collaboration and personal connections. That’s why I was so thrilled to receive the ISE® Southeast People’s Choice award," said Glen Taylor, ISE® Southeast People's Choice Award Winner 2011, vice president, The Walt Disney Company.

Other awards to be given include the ISE® Southeast Award in both Executive and Project categories. The awards recognize individuals and project teams who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of information security in the United States and Canada. Winners are chosen by a distinguished panel of judges that are information security executives representing a diverse cross section of industries.

Selected as the third most important event to attend in 2011 by IT security executives, and now celebrating its TENth year, the ISE® Program Series is recognized as one of the leading venues for showcasing executives and their teams in the information security industry across the U.S. and Canada.

About T.E.N.
T.E.N., a national technology and security executive networking organization, facilitates peer-to-peer relationships between top executives, industry visionaries and solutions providers. Nominated for numerous industry awards, T.E.N.’s executive leadership programs enable information exchange, collaboration and decision-making. Their flagship program, the nationally acclaimed Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Program Series and Awards, is the nation’s largest leadership recognition and networking program for security professionals. Other offerings include the Software Security Assurance Summit Series and the ISE® Industry Expert Advisory Services, empowering IT solutions providers to gain access to highly credentialed IT business veterans’ expertise. For information, visit www.ten-inc.com and www.iseprograms.com