T.E.N. Announces 2012 Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Decade West Award Nominees

ISE® celebrates TENth year anniversary with award of distinction

Atlanta, GA (June 22, 2012) –T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, today posted nominees for the 2012 ISE® of the Decade West Award. A winner will be announced at the ISE® West Executive Forum and Awards Gala on August 8, 2012 at the Westin St. Francis, San Francisco.

Executives nominated for the 2012 ISE® of the Decade West Award must have been an ISE® Executive of the Year or ISE® People’s Choice Award winner in any previous ISE® Award program. This prestigious award will be bestowed to a highly exceptional information security executive within each region who has achieved distinction in advancing the security industry, expanding the role of security within business and establishing a leadership ecosystem and future influencer community that connects today’s and tomorrow’s security leaders. Nominees are:

  • Grace Crickette, Chief Risk Officer, University of California, ISE® North America Executive Award Winner 2011
  • Drew Maness, VP of Security and Anti-Piracy, Technicolor, Creative Services and Digital Production Divisions, ISE® West People’s Choice Award Winner 2010
  • David Matthews, Deputy CISO, City of Seattle, ISE® West Executive Award Winner 2008
  • Steven Salaets, Sr. Director of Global Security, Risk & Compliance, Rimini Street, ISE® West People’s Choice Award Winner 2011
  • Jeff Shyshka, Deputy CIO, Veterans Administration Office of Information and Technology Service Delivery and Engineering, ISE® North America Government Executive Award Winner 2011

Founded in 2012 to celebrate the TENth Anniversary of the ISE® Programs, the ISE® of the Decade Award will be conferred once a decade to recognize and honor the ultimate winners circle of Information Security Executives. The award will be presented throughout 2012 during the ISE® Awards Gala at each regional ISE® Executive Forum, including the ISE® North America Leadership Summit. The second ISE® of the Decade competition will be held in 2022 to mark the 20th Anniversary of the ISE® Programs.

Nominations are sent to T.E.N.’s distinguished panel of ISE® judges for review and scoring based on industry influence and impact, leadership ecosystem and future-influencer community, personal brand and staying power within the information security industry. Judges consist of an independent body of ISE® Luminary Leadership Award recipients and make the final decision on whether a nominee is qualified to participate in the ISE® of the Decade Award Program. The winner is announced publicly on the evening of the awards.
The 2012 ISE® of the Decade West Awards judges include:

  • Larry Brock, 2009 Luminary Leadership Award, CISO, DuPont
  • Rich Jackson, 2011 Luminary Leadership Award, CIPO, GM of Global Information Risk Management, Chevron
  • Stephen R. Katz, 2006 Luminary Leadership Award, Founder and President, Security Risk Solutions, LLC
  • Craig Shumard, 2010 Luminary Leadership Award, Former CISO, CIGNA

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