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

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

T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® West Awards. The ISE® West Executive Forum and Awards are to be held July 30, 2014 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.

We are thrilled to see this year’s group of nominees represent organizations ranging from government to worldwide leaders in entertainment.

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 West U.S. Region. Executives include top-ranking decision makers representing organizations in financial services, retail, health care, government and education. Projects include large-scale technology endeavors that address key issues in the information security industry.

Executives Nominees:
Aaron Barnett, Director of Information Systems/Technology, Moreno Valley Unified School District
Gary Coverdale, Chief Information Security Officer, Asst. CIO, County of Napa
James Dzierzanowski, Sr. Director of Security, Information Security Officer, Dignity Health
Ralph Johnson, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, King County
Darrell Jones, Sr. Director of IT security/Information Security Officer, Herbalife International, Inc.
Robert Rice, Director, Security Services, St. Joseph Health
Max Solonski, Director of Information Security, BlackLine Systems
William Worthington, Director, Security Operations & Engineering, Caesar’s Entertainment

Executive nominees are also eligible for the ISE® West People’s Choice Award, which given to the top candidate selected by peers in the security industry. Cast your vote by June 20 for this year’s winner; visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PCvoting_WEST14.

Project Nominees:
Caesars Entertainment, Perimeter Redesign
ReachLocal, Mac for the Enterprise
St. Joseph Health, Pillars of Security Program

“We are thrilled to see this year’s group of nominees represent organizations ranging from government to worldwide leaders in entertainment,” said T.E.N. CEO & President Marci McCarthy. “These nominees are making great strides in information security and risk management and we are honored to have them join the ranks of our ISE® Alumni.”

The ISE® West 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.

Matthew Archibald, Vice President, Information Security, Silver Spring Networks
Grace Crickette, SVP and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, AAA NCNU
Josh Davis, Sr. Director, Information Security and Risk Management, Qualcomm
Drew Maness, SVP, Information Security Architecture, Bank of America
Spencer Mott, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Amgen, Inc.
Izak Mutlu, VP of Information Security, Salesforce

All nominees will be recognized at the ISE® West Executive Forum and Awards on July 30, 2014 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, CA. Event attendees can earn up to 5 CPEs for participating in the Executive Forum, which will offer dynamic presentations and engaging roundtable discussions — lead by ISE® Alumni —highlighting a spectrum of the industry’s most critical issues and innovative best practices. 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 gigabyte sponsor, Adobe; kilobyte sponsors: Advantel, Agari, Axway, HP Enterprise Security, Intel Security, NetIQ, Symantec, ThreatTrack and Tripwire; and display sponsors: BeyondTrust, Click Security, Intralinks, Invincea, Solutionary, and Tufin. Read more online: http://ten-inc.com/ise/west/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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