T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large

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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 for North America. Executives include top-ranking decision makers representing organizations in financial services, commercial, health care, government and academics; projects include large-scale technology endeavors that address key issues in the information security industry.

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ISE® North America Awards recognize information security executives and project teams who have had a significant impact on an organization’s risk management or information security posture.

We are floored by the innovation and success represented by our record number of nominees...

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 for North America. Executives include top-ranking decision makers representing organizations in financial services, commercial, health care, government and academics. Projects include large-scale technology endeavors that address key issues in the information security industry.

Executives Nominees
Academic/Public Sector Category
Herbert Baines, Chief Information Security Officer, Georgia Institute of Technology
Aaron Barnett, Director of Information Systems/Technology, Moreno Valley Unified School District
Gary Coverdale, Chief Information Security Officer & Asst. Chief Information Officer, County of Napa
Michael Dent, Chief Information Security Officer, Fairfax County Government
Brian Engle, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Texas
Ralph Johnson, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, King County
Jamie Rees, Director, Chief Information Security Officer, Government of New Brunswick

Chris Bullock, VP & Chief Security Officer, Aaron’s
Elliot Franklin, Director, IT, Whataburger Restaurants, LLC
Kenneth Haertling, VP & Chief Security Officer, Telus Communications
Charles Hudson, Executive Director, National Governance, Risk & Compliance, Comcast Cable
Michael Iseyemi, Global Chief Security & Compliance Officer, The Minacs Group
Darrell Jones, Sr. Director of IT Security/Information Security Officer, Herbalife International, Inc.
Darrell Keeling, Director of Information Security & Quality, Brown-Forman
Robert Mims, Chief Information Security Officer, AGL Resources
Max Solonski, Director of Information Security, BlackLine Systems
Thomas Van Winkle, Chief Information Security Officer, Alliance Data Retail Services
Vijay Viswanathan, Chief Information Security Officer, HD Supply
William Worthington, Director, Security Operations & Engineering, Caesar’s Entertainment

Financial Services
Roland Cloutier, VP & Chief Security Officer, ADP
Mark Graff, Chief Information Security Officer, NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
John Masserini, Chief Information Security Officer, MIAX Options
Dave McDermitt, Asst. Vice President, Information Security Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
John Schramm, VP, Global Info Risk Officer & Chief Info Risk Officer, Manulife/John Hancock
Dan Tigar, Managing Director, Citigroup
Jason Witty, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Bancorp
Jeffrey Wright, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Allstate Insurance Company

Joseph Adornetto, Executive Director IT Security, Quest Diagnostics
Vikrant Arora, Sr. Director, New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation
Laura Davison, Chief Privacy Officer, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Services
James Dzierzanowski, Sr. Director of Security, Information Security Officer, Dignity Health
Aaron Miri, Chief Technology Officer, Children’s Medical Center
Scott Pettigrew, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, HMS
Robert Rice, Director, Security Services, St. Joseph Health
Jim Routh, Chief Information Security Officer, Aetna

Executive nominees are also eligible for the ISE® North America People’s Choice Award, which is given to the top candidate selected by peers in the security industry. Cast your vote by Oct. 17 for this year’s winner; visit:

Project Nominees
Academic/Public Sector Category
IRS, The IRS Affordable Care Act (ACA) Alternate Site Recovery Team
Government of Brunswick, Security Event Management Centre (SEMC)
State of Texas, Texas CISO Council – Security Program Essentials
SWAMP, The Software Assurance Marketplace
University of Connecticut, Comcast Center of Excellence

The AES Corporation, AES Global Advanced Threat Protection Solution
Baker Hughes, Security Transformation Program
Brown-Forman, Implementation of Identity and Access Management at Brown-Forman
Caesars Entertainment, Perimeter Redesign
Comcast Cable, Advanced Attack Response and Mitigation (AARM)
Comcast Cable, IT Security Analytics (ITSA)
Comcast Cable, Comcast Just-in-Time Sensitive Information Training
Elsevier, Elsevier Security Maturity Model
Energen Corporation, Tokenization of PII Data in ERP Systems
GE Oil & Gas, Project SAND
HireRight, Inc., Enabling HireRight Security Teams
Jabil Corp, Employee Access EcoSystem
ReachLocal, Mac for the Enterprise
Salesforce, Acquisition Security
TELUS Communications, Argus
Twitter, DMARC Wide Deployment
Warner Bros. Entertainment, “Put Yourself in the (Information Security) Picture” Training & Awareness Program

Financial Services
ADP, Compliance Risk Management
ADP, Global Security Awareness Campaign 2013
Blackstone, Shifting the security paradigm
Blackstone, A tailored solution for access entitlements
Citigroup, CitiNAC (Network Access Control)
CNA, CNA’s Enterprise Risk Register – Enterprise Adoption
Dunn and Bradstreet, Dun and Bradstreet Brand Protection Project
MIAX Options Exchange, Enterprise-wide Risk Dashboard and Alerting
USAA, Next Generation Identity & Access Management

Aetna, Aetna Trusted eMail Program
Aetna, Software Security Program Implementation
Blue Cross Blue Shield/Blue Care Network of Michigan, Insider Threat/B-Secure program
Blue Cross Blue Shield/Blue Care Network of Michigan, Vendor Risk Management (VRM) program
Cigna-HealthSpring, Enterprise HR System Consolidation and Controls Integration Project
Health Management Systems, Enterprise SIEM
Parkland Health & Hospital System, eDiscovery Automation
Quest Diagnostics, Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
St. Joseph Health, Pillars of Security Program

Full project descriptions can be found online:

“We are floored by the innovation and success represented by our record number of nominees,” said T.E.N. CEO & President Marci McCarthy. “These executives and project teams work tirelessly to protect North America within the ever-evolving threat landscape and we are pleased to have them each join the ranks of ISE® Alumni”

The ISE® North America 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.

ISE® North America Judges include:
Tim Callahan, Chief Information Security Officer, Aflac Incorporated
Stacey Halota, VP, Info Sec & Privacy, Graham Holdings
Paul Huesken, Chief Information Assurance Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
LJ Johnson, Digital Security & Privacy Director, Nike
Charles McGann, Corporate Info Sec Officer, United States Postal Service
Kevin McKenzie, Chief Information Security Officer, Clemson University
Della Shea, Chief Privacy and Information Risk Officer, Symcor, Inc.
Jeff Trudeau, Information Security Officer, Sutter Health

All nominees will be recognized at the ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards on Nov. 5-6, 2014 at the Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, VA. Event attendees can earn up to 9 CPEs for participating in the two-day leadership summit, 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. website.

The event is made possible by gigabyte sponsor, Adobe; megabyte sponsor, Agari; kilobyte sponsors: General Dynamics, Intel Security, Symantec, Tenable and ThreatTrack; and display sponsors: BeyondTrust, Click Security, DataTheorem, Intralinks, Seculert and Tufin. Read more online: http://ten-inc.com/ise/north_america/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 ISE® Lions’ Den & Jungle Lounge, 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, 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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