Dave McDermitt, American Cancer Society Claim Top Awards at ISE® Southeast

Mims (AGL Resources) named People’s Choice Award Winner.

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Dave McDermitt, AVP & Information Security Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, was named the 2014 ISE® Southeast Executive Award Winner during an awards gala Tuesday evening at the Westin

Our judges had an extremely tough decision to make in evaluating the high caliber of both executive and project nominees in the Southeast this year...

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, honored finalists and winners Tuesday evening at the 2014 ISE® Southeast Executive Forum and Awards Gala at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta.

Dave McDermitt, assistant vice president & information security officer at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, was selected as the Information Security Executive® of the Year Award winner. He is responsible for the design, development, delivery, and monitoring of the Sixth Federal Reserve District’s information security, as well as its risk management, policy compliance, identity and access management, and awareness efforts. He also oversees the District’s information technology security architecture, with a focus on security policies, security engineering, security operations, and information assurance. As a leader within his organization and the industry, he exhibits a clear vision for security, an ability to communicate its relevance and the managerial discipline necessary to deliver its full value.

Brandon Lowther, Director at Hilton Worldwide, and Robert Mims, chief information security officer for AGL Resources, were also honored during the event as finalists in the executive category. Additionally, Mims was named the 2014 ISE® Southeast 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 “PCI Compliance Remediation,” was selected as the ISE® Southeast Project of the Year. Shaun Hunt, vice president of IT Governance for the American Cancer Society, which set out to reduce PCI scope and risk and prepare for a single, onsite PCI audit in late Q2 2013, following a merger of 12 chartered divisions organization with the National Home Office.

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s project, “Enterprise Board Portal,” and Cigna-HealthSpring’s project, “Enterprise HR System Consolidation and Controls Integration Project,” were selected as finalists for the ISE® Southeast Project of the Year Award.

“Our judges had an extremely tough decision to make in evaluating the high caliber of both executive and project nominees in the Southeast this year,” said Marci McCarthy, CEO and president, T.E.N. “Each of them has made a significant, positive impact for their organization’s security posture and we are honored to have them join the ranks of our distinguished ISE® Alumni.”

The ISE® Southeast 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. Southeast region, which includes C Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The event is made possible by gigabyte sponsor Adobe; kilobyte sponsors, Agari, BeyondTrust, General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions, FireEye, HyTrust, Imperva, Intel Security, NetIQ, Qualys, Symantec, ThreatTrack Security and Websense; and display sponsors Accuvant, Axway, Bromium, Checkmarx, Click Security, Fishnet Security, Intralinks, Invincea, Layer 7 Technologies, SafeNet, Solutionary, Varonis and WhiteHat; and association sponsor the Metro Atlanta ISSA. Read more online: http://ten-inc.com/ise/southeast/default.asp.

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 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.