T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® Central Awards

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The nationally-acclaimed Information Security Executive® of the Year Program Series and Awards, is North America’s largest leadership recognition and networking program for security professionals.

...these nominees represent the region’s best and brightest minds and all are making great strides in information security and risk management.

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today the nominees vying for the 2014 Information Security Executive® and Project of the Year Awards in the Central U.S. Region. Executives include top-ranking decision makers representing national to global organizations in financial services, health care, manufacturing, government and education. Projects include large-scale technology endeavors that address issues of identity and access management, event management, IT Risk management, eDiscovery, and other key issues in the information security industry.

Executives Nominees:
James Carpenter, Chief Security Officer, Parkland Health & Hospital System
Brian Engle, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Texas
Parrish Gunnels, Information Security Officer, IT Governance, Celanese
Shawn Irving, Senior Manager of Information Security Services, Southwest Airlines
Aaron Miri, Chief Technology Officer, Children’s Medical Center
Scott Pettigrew, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, HMS
Thomas Van Winkle, Chief Information Security Officer, Alliance Data Retail Services
Jason Witty, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Bancorp
Jeffrey Wright, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Allstate Insurance Company

Executive nominees are also eligible for the ISE® Central People’s Choice Award, which is given to the top candidate selected by peers in the security industry. Cast your vote by Feb. 21 for this year’s winner; visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PCvoting_CEN14.

Project Nominees:
Baker Hughes, Security Transformation Program
Celanese, Continuous Improvements for Security Services
CNA, CNA’s Enterprise Risk Register – Enterprise Adoption
HMS, Enterprise SIEM: Locally Hosted Security Information & Event Management & Co-Managed Services
Parkland Health & Hospital Corporation, eDiscovery Automation
Principal Financial Group, IT Risk Management Framework
USAA, Next Generation Identity & Access Management
Texas CISO Council, Security Program Essentials

“We are pleased with this impressive group of 2014 ISE® Central nominees,” said T.E.N. CEO & President Marci McCarthy. “From government to health care to financial services, these nominees represent the region’s best and brightest minds and all are making great strides in information security and risk management.”

The ISE® Central Awards recognize executives and projects, which have made a positive impact on their organizations through risk management, data-asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy and information security. Nominations are sent to T.E.N.’s distinguished panel of ISE® judges for review and scoring.

Eric Fisch, Senior Vice President, Information Security, Texas Capital Bank
Scott Howitt, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, JC Penney
Vicki Miller, Director of Information Security, FICO
Jim Nelms, Chief Information Security Officer, Mayo Clinic
John Petrie, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Harland Clarke Holdings Corp
Gene Scriven, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Sabre Holdings
Phil Woods, Director, Technology & Security, Chief Information Security Officer, Standard Register

All nominees will be recognized at the ISE® Central Executive Forum and Awards on June 11, 2014 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX. Finalists and winners are announced at the awards gala that evening and recognized through press coverage and inclusion on the T.E.N. and ISE® websites. The event is made possible by kilobyte sponsors: Intel Security, NetIQ, Symantec and Websense; and display sponsors: Click Security, Intralinks, Invincea, Solutionary, and Tufin. Read more online: http://ten-inc.com/ise/central/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.

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.

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