T.E.N. Announces Call for Nominations for ISE® North America Awards 2013

Nominations Accepted through September 6

ATLANTA July 8, 2013 T.E.N. announced today that it would be accepting nominations for this year’s prestigious Information Security Executive® North America Awards now through Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

Awards include the Information Security Executive® of the Year, which recognizes executives who have made a positive impact on their organizations through risk management, data-asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy and information security; and the ISE® Project of the Year, which recognizes a project completed during the previous 12-18 months that has had a significant impact on an organization’s risk management or information security posture. Unique to the ISE® North America Awards, both executive and project divisions offer recognition within four subcategories, including Commercial, Government, Health Care and Academic/non-profit. One executive is also selected by industry peers as the 2013 ISE® People’s Choice Award winner.

Eligible nominees meet all appropriate criteria and are based anywhere in the United States and Canada. Participation in a regional ISE® event is not required. Executives or project teams can be self-nominated or submitted for nomination by supervisors, employees, peers, or technology partners. All nominations are sent to T.E.N.’s distinguished panel of ISE® judges for review and scoring. Anyone interested in nominating for the ISE® North America Awards may download the nomination forms at: http://www.iseprograms.com/north_america.asp

“The ISE® North America Awards are among the most coveted honors in the field of security,” said Marci McCarthy, CEO & President of T.E.N. “Because we segment participants into industry-specific categories, executives and project teams have the opportunity to be judges against their true peers for diligence and success in their security endeavors. Last year’s lineup was impressive, so we cannot wait to see what this year brings.”

All nominees will be recognized at the ISE® North America Executive Forum and Awards on Nov. 6-7, 2013 at the Sheraton Premiere at Tyson’s Corner in Vienna, Va. Organizations taking part in previous forums have included ADP, Cox Communications, PepsiCo, Time Warner Cable, FICO, JP Morgan Chase & Co., United States Postal Service, McKesson, The American Red Cross, Thompson Reuters and Raytheon Company.Finalists and winners in both categories are announced at the awards gala that evening and recognized through press coverage and inclusion on the T.E.N. and ISE® websites.

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. Its flagship program, the nationally-acclaimed Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Program Series and Awards, is North America’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.

About ISE® Award Program Series
For more than a decade, the Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Award Program Series has empowered security executives and their project teams to Connect, Collaborate and Celebrate. Recognized as the industry’s most prestigious IT Security award program, it has become the most anticipated award program for security executives and their project teams. Winners have included executives and project teams from leading organizations such as Nike, The Walt Disney Company, the United States Postal Service, Schlumberger, Texas Instruments, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Equifax, Comcast, PayPal, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Nationwide.

Our distinguished ISE® Judges are past nominees representing a cross section of industries, including commercial, government, health care and academic sectors. For this reason, the ISE® Awards represent the best achievements of the year as evaluated by those regarded as the industry's most influential and successful thought leaders. Coupled with a one or two-day executive summit, the ISE® Awards are held across the country and Canada in major cities including Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Toronto, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The ISE® Awards Program Series has reached more than 10,000 executives across a broad range of industries and has been a major influence in executives’ careers, knowledge sharing, and the development of peer-to-peer relationships.