Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 04, 2013
T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, honored finalists and winners Thursday evening at the 2013 ISE® Northeast Executive Forum and Awards Gala at the Westin New York at Times Square in New York.
Myrna Soto, chief information and infrastructure officer at Comcast, was selected as the Information Security Executive® of the Year Award winner. Boasting nearly 25 years of focused information technology and security experience and accolades within a variety of industries, Soto is responsible for the overall security strategy, development and coordination of all information and infrastructure security operations and programs for Comcast Corporation. Since taking her post in 2009, Myrna has consolidated no less than five security and compliance teams into a central organization and also lead several initiatives that have placed the security organization in a position to be a revenue enabler for the company.
Donna Nemecek, vice president and senior information risk officer for BNY Mellon, and Larry Wilson, chief information security officer for the University of Massachusetts, were also honored during the event as finalists in the executive category.
David Cass, senior vice president and chief information security officer for Elsevier, was named the ISE® Northeast People’s Choice Award Winner. This award represents the nominee who best exemplifies information security leadership as voted on by his peers in information security.
The “Unstructured Data Governance Project,” was selected as the ISE® Northeast Project of the Year. Nemecek accepted on behalf of the project, which addressed the inability to manage and certify user access on network shares where sensitive data resides. Their creative approach empowered risk officers and allowed the business to continue to work as it always has with layered effective and scalable security on top. It improved operations by implementing a distributed self-service model for unstructured data governance, which resulted in the removal of 10,000 instances of excessive user access in the first three months alone.
Citi’s project, “Workspace Virtualization and Containment for Sourcing Providers,” and the Merck project, “EngageZone,” were selected as finalists for the ISE® Northeast Project of the Year Award.
“These executives and project teams have worked tirelessly to address significant business challenges and they deserve commendation for their accomplishments,” said Marci McCarthy, CEO and president, T.E.N. “We are honored to have each of our nominees join the ranks of distinguished ISE® Alumni.”
The ISE® Northeast awards recognize both information security executives and projects for outstanding achievements in risk management, data asset protection, compliance, privacy and network security. Award winners were selected from the U.S. West region, which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington DC.
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 http://www.ten-inc.com and http://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 summits, the ISE® Awards are held across the U.S. 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.