ISE® Luminary Leadership Award recognizes VP, Information Security & CISO, The Walt Disney Company, for outstanding contributions in information security

Atlanta, GA (October 2, 2012) –T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm announced today that Anne Kuhns, vice-president, information security & CISO for The Walt Disney Company is the recipient of the prestigious ISE® Luminary Leadership Award 2012. Kuhns will be recognized for her distinguished service, stewardship, and outstanding contributions in advancing the information security industry.

The award will be presented during the ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards 2012 to be held Nov. 6-7, 2012 at the Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, Va. Kuhns will be featured as the keynote speaker at the Leadership Summit on Nov. 7.

Kuhns’ diverse background and collaborative, proactive leadership style have been significant contributors to her success. She has led highly talented and productive teams, who have delivered a variety of information security infrastructure solutions. Kuhns’ responsibilities at Disney include setting information security policies and standards as well as developing strategy and business alignment.

A high profile contributor to the information security profession, Kuhns is a member of numerous key organizations including CISSP, Computer Security Institute, ISACA and served two terms as chairperson for the CSI Advisory Council. She has spoken at national conferences on a variety of information security related topics such as security awareness and garnering management support for security programs.

Her awards include the prestigious Partners In Excellence award by Walt Disney World and Information Security Executive (ISE®) of the Year Southeast, 2007. She was also a finalist for the Information Security Executive of the Year (ISE®) National, 2007. Kuhns holds her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida.

"We are extremely proud and pleased that T.E.N. is recognizing Anne for her outstanding accomplishments in information security," said Susan O’Day, senior vice president and CIO, The Walt Disney Company. "Her guidance and passion have been integral in keeping Disney at the forefront of technological change and a leader when it comes to maintaining consumer trust."

"Through her leadership, vision and technical insights, Anne Kuhns has demonstrated a keen understanding of the importance of IT security and the protection of critical information to the corporate well-being of The Walt Disney Company," said Jim Ricotta, president and CEO of Verdasys. "This prestigious award brings well-deserved recognition to the many notable accomplishments of this consummate information security professional. We are honored to sponsor The ISE® Luminary Leadership Award and to recognize Anne as its truly deserving winner."

Marci McCarthy, CEO and president of T.E.N. said, “We offer warmest congratulations to Anne. She is respected greatly by her colleagues and has worked extremely hard for her achievements. She also holds the distinction of being the first woman ever to receive this prestigious award. To the information security profession, she not only exemplifies the ISE Leadership Luminary Award with her stellar career growth, but also raises the bar high for all its members."

Founded in 2005, the ISE® Luminary Leadership Award is bestowed on annual basis to honor an outstanding leader and industry practitioner for their distinguished service, stewardship and contributions in advancing the information security industry. Past recipients of the award include executives from Chevron, Security Risk Solutions, AT&T, U.S. Trust, DuPont and 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