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

Voting For Information Security Executives Opens Through April 19, 2012

Atlanta, GA (March 21, 2012) –T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that voting for the ISE® Central Peoples’ Choice Awards 2012 has opened through April 19, 2012. Registered attendees of the ISE® Central 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® Central Executive Forum and Awards Gala on June 6, 2012 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. 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® Central People’s Choice Award may view more information and submit their vote here. Eligible nominees are selected from the U.S. central region including Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

“Security people are often lost in the shadows of the business, chasing the shadows that wish to harm their companies.  The ISE Forum and Awards programs allows us to recognize our peers for their hard work and great ideas,” said John South, ISE® Central Executive Winner 2011, CISO, Heartland Payment Systems.

Other awards to be given include the ISE® Central 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. A distinguished panel of IT security executive judges that represent a diverse cross section of industries chooses the winners.

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