T.E.N. Announces 2013 Information Security Executive® (ISE®) Southeast Awards Nominees

Executive and Project Category Awards Announced at ISE® Southeast Executive Forum and Awards Gala on March 14, 2013

Atlanta, GA (January 22, 2013) –T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm announced that nominations have closed for the ISE® Southeast Awards 2013. Finalists and winners of the ISE® Awards for both Executive and Project categories will be announced at the ISE® Southeast Executive Forum and Awards Gala on March 14, 2013 at the Westin Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta. 

The Information Security Executive® of the Year Award honors exemplary achievement and excellence in the management of enterprise-wide Internet and network security over the last twelve months. Specifically, this award is given to an executive who’s made a significant positive impact on his/her organization through risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy and information security. Judges evaluated these leading nominees based on the following criteria: responsibilities, aligning security with the business, leadership, future vision, applying innovation and building technology partnerships. Nominees include:

  • Connie Barrera, Director of Information Security and Compliance, University of Miami
  • Tom Bartolomeo, CISO, First Citizens Bank
  • Clay Boswell, Director of Information Security, Sealed Air Corporation
  • Steve Dotson, Director of Cyber Security, Travelport
  • Ashley Ferguson, Manager—IT Risk Management, Energen Corporation
  • Kevin Mckenzie, CISO, Clemson University
  • Stacy Mill, Director, Global IT Security, YUM! Brands, Inc.
  • Michael Peters, CISO, Crossview
  • Scott Woodison, Executive Director, Compliance & Enterprise Risk, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia

The Information Security Project of the Year Award recognizes projects and teams who’ve had a significant impact on an organization's risk management or information security posture over the last 12-18 months. This award brings to light the team behind the work. Judges evaluate projects based on scope, defined goals, ability to execute and overall results achieved for the organization. Nominees and their project titles include:

  • Equifax: Global ISO 27701 Certification
  • FedEx: Security Infrastructure Consolidation
  • Kennesaw State University:KSU Identity and Access Management Initiative
  • TravelClick: Network Segmentation and InfoSec Vault Project
  • TSYS: Threat Management Center

Eligible nominees are selected from the U.S. Southeast region including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Nominations are sent to T.E.N.’s distinguished panel of ISE® judges for review and scoring. Judges have the final approval in determining whether an executive or project team is qualified to participate as a nominee at either the regional or national level. Finalists and winners are not announced publicly until the evening of the awards.

The ISE® Southeast Distinguished Panel of Judges for this year’s awards include:

  • Phil Agcaoili, CISO, Cox Communications
  • Rich Baich, CISO, Wells Fargo & Company
  • Larry Brock, Former CISO, DuPont
  • Paul Connelly, VP and CISO, HCA
  • Kyle Duke, Information Security Officer, HealthSpring
  • Lynda Fleury, VP and CISO, Unum
  • Charles McGann, CISO, USPS
  • Brad Sanford, CISO, Emory University
  • Ed Sarama, Chief Security Officer and SVP, Fiserv

“As technology has evolved with a significant shift towards an increasing number of cloud computing initiatives, security executives have had to adapt not only to the new opportunities but also to different challenges in terms of risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy and information security,” said Brad Arkin, senior director, security, Adobe products and services. “Having been at the center of a major organizational shift towards cloud technologies, Adobe is pleased to sponsor the ISE® Awards and Executive Forum at such a critical time.”

“The ISE Program plays an important role in recognizing the efforts of those who stand out above the rest, showcasing key achievements that might otherwise go unnoticed—particularly as the role of security executives continues to become more business critical,” said Marci McCarthy, CEO and President of T.E.N.

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 T.E.N. Custom Programs 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.