T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2015 ISE® Central Awards

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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 2015 Information Security Executive® and Project of the Year Awards in the Central U.S. Region. People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large.

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Nominees announced for the ISE® Central Awards.

We are especially impressed with the breath and scope of what they have accomplished. We are excited to celebrate their success.

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today the nominees vying for the 2015 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 retail, health care, food and business services; and projects include large-scale technology endeavors that address issues of identity and access management, cyber security, supplier risk management, business resilience, biometrics and other key industry challenges.

Executives Nominees:
Philip Beyer, Director, Information Security, The Advisory Board Company
Mike Coogan, Director, Information Security & CISO, Waste Management
Elliott Franklin, Director, IT Security, Whataburger Restaurants
Vickie Miller, Chief Information Security Officer, FICO
Scott Pettigrew, Chief Security Officer, HMS
Kevin Richardson, Chief Security Officer, Stage Stores

Executive nominees are also eligible for the ISE® Central People’s Choice Award, which given to the top candidate selected by peers in the security industry. Cast your vote by April 3 for this year’s winner; visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CEN_PCVoting

Project Nominees:
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan, Insider Threat/B-Security Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan, Health Information Privacy and Security Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan, HITRUST Framework Integration Project
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan, Supplier Risk Management Program
CNA, Security Convergence Initiative
Energy Future Holdings, Identity Access Management and Privileged Account Management
GE Oil and Gas, Project SAND
HMS, Business Resilience Program
The Ohio State University, Information Security Framework Phase 1
Stage Stores, Multi-layered Cybersecurity Initiative
Texas CISO Council, Information Security Program Essentials
USAA, Biometric Logon for Mobile App
Waste Management, Next Generation Identity and Access Management

“We have an exciting group of nominees for the 2015 ISE® Central Awards,” said T.E.N. CEO & President Marci McCarthy. “We are especially impressed with the breath and scope of what they have accomplished. We are excited to celebrate their success.”

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.

Judges include:
James Beeson, Chief Information Security Officer, GE Capital
Eric Fisch, Sr. Vice President, Information Security, Texas Capital Bank
Scott Howitt, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer JCPenney
Shammyangu Rana, Director, Managed Security Services, Compucom Inc.
Chris Ray, Chief Information Security Officer, Epsilon

All nominees will be recognized at the ISE® Central Executive Forum and Awards on May 7, 2015 at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Dallas, Texas. 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, Courion, NetIQ, Tenable Network Security and ThreatTrack Security; and display sponsors, Bromium, Click Security, Intralinks, Novetta, Palerra, Seculert, Tripwire, Tufin and Wombat. 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 ISE® Lions’ Den and 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, Chicago, Dallas, New York and San Francisco. 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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