T.E.N. Announces 2012 Information Security Executive® (ISE®) Northeast Awards Nominees

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Executive and Project Category Awards Announced at ISE® Northeast Executive Forum and Awards Gala on Oct. 4, 2012

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They (ISE® Awards) are a testimony to an industry that has grown exponentially through the outstanding practices of the people working in it.

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced that nominations have closed for the ISE® Northeast Awards 2012. Finalists and winners of the ISE® Awards for both Executive and Project categories will be announced at ISE® Northeast Executive Forum and Awards to be held Oct. 4, 2012 at the Westin Times Square, NY.

Executives nominated for the ISE® Northeast Award in the Executive category are defined as information security leaders who improve their organization’s risk management, data asset protection, privacy and network security efforts while proactively implementing security technology and processes. 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:

  •     Roland Cloutier, Vice President, CSO, ADP
  •     Mike Higgins, Chief Security Officer, New York Times Company
  •     Brian Kelly, Director of Information Security and Network Operations, Quinnipiac University
  •     Damian McDonald, Vice President, Global Information Security, BD
  •     Kevin McGee, SVP, IT Governance, and CISO, CIT Group
  •     Justin Peavey, SVP Information Systems & CISO, Omgeo LLC
  •     Scott Pettigrew, CSO, HMS
  •     David Ritenour, CISO, SunGard Financial Corporation
  •     Richard Smith, General Manager, Operations, Transportation Security Administration
  •     Myrna Soto, Senior Vice President and CISO, Comcast

The ISE® Northeast Award in the Project category garnered an outstanding range of information security projects that were deployed and completed in the last 12-18 months and have had the greatest positive impact within their organization. Judges evaluate projects based on scope, defined goals, ability to execute and overall results achieved for the organization. Nominees and their project titles include:

  •     ADP, Client Security Management Office Portal (CSMO)
  •     ADP, Trusted Platform Security Initiative (TPSI)
  •     BD, Data Protection Program (DPP) for SAP
  •     The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, eDiscovery
  •     Comcast, The Security IPv6 Readiness Project
  •     US Department of Health & Human Services, HHS CyberSecurity Program
  •     HMS, HMS Helps US Healthcare System Operate More Efficiently with Automated Identity & Access Management and Governance
  •     Hogan Lovells, Information Security and Privacy Awareness Program
  •     ITG, Business-Critical Application Control Monitoring
  •     JP Morgan Chase & Co., JPMC Trusted Email
  •     MetLife, Information Security Awareness Program Globalization
  •     NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, Endpoint Security and HIPAA Compliance Overhaul - An Innovative & Sustainable Approach
  •     Quinnipiac University, CAUSE
  •     SAFE-BioPharma, Research Collaboration in the Cloud: How NCI and Partners use Interoperable Digital Identities and Signatures to Accelerate Drug Development
  •     SunGard Financial Institution, Militarization Metrics and Governance

“This year we celebrate the TENth anniversary of the ISE® Programs performing an integral role in recognizing the importance of IT security professionals. They are a testimony to an industry that has grown exponentially through the outstanding practices of the people working in it,” said Marci McCarthy, CEO and President of T.E.N. Eligible nominees are selected from the Northeast region including Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington DC.
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. Finalists and winners are not announced publicly until the evening of the awards.

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

  •     Mark Coderre, Head of Security Architecture, Aetna
  •     Mark Connelly, CISO, Thomson Reuters
  •     Paul de Graaff, Global Information Security Officer, AIG
  •     Thomas Dunbar, Senior VP, Information Risk Management, XL Global Services
  •     Sharon L. Kaufman, VP Strategic Risk Management, Bank of New York Mellon
  •     John Masserini, CISO, Miami Holdings, Inc.
  •     Cathy Rees, CISO, Dow Jones
  •     Deborah A. Snyder, CISO, NY State Office of Temporary and Disability

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  •     John Walp, Administrative Vice President and CISO, M&T Bank Corporation

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 http://www.techexecnetworks.com and http://www.iseprograms.com

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