These nominees are making great strides to improve security, risk and privacy not only for their own organizations, but the industry as a whole...
SAN FRANCISO & ATLANTA (PRWEB) August 24, 2015
T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, honored finalists and winners Thursday evening, August 20, at the 2015 ISE® West Executive Forum and Awards Gala at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, CA.
Gary Hayslip, deputy director/chief information security officer for the City of San Diego, was selected as the Information Security Executive® of the Year Award winner for the ISE® West Region. As chief information security officer, Gary advises the City of San Diego’s executive leadership consisting of Mayoral, City Council, and 40+ city departments and agencies on protecting city government information resources. Gary oversees citywide/enterprise cyber security strategy and cyber security program, operations, compliance and risk assessment services. His mission includes creating a “risk aware” culture, placing high value on securing city information resources and protecting personal information entrusted to the City.
Selim Aissi, chief security officer for Ellie Mae, and Gary Coverdale, chief information security officer for Napa County, were honored during the event as finalists in the executive category. Steve Oberg, chief information security officer for DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. won the 2015 ISE® West People’s Choice Award. This award represents the nominee who best exemplifies information security leadership as voted on by his peers in information security.
The ISE® West Project of the Year winner was Janus for the project “ElasticSearch Security Visualization Engine,” which was used to pull in relevant security log information and provide an interface to rapidly search security relevant information. The project had zero dollar cost in software licensing and reduced incident response times by fifty percent.
Project finalists included DaVita Healthcare Partners’ “Application Security Program Management” and Visa’s “Implementing a Language-Based Security Software Development Life Cycle.”
“We were pleased to see executives and projects representing the Western region from Seattle to Denver to San Diego,” said T.E.N. CEO and President Marci McCarthy. “These nominees are making great strides to improve security, risk and privacy not only for their own organizations, but the industry as a whole.”
Full list of nominees can be found on the T.E.N. website:
The ISE® West 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. West region, which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The event is made possible by kilobyte sponsors: Delphix, Lookout Security, NetIQ, Palerra, Tripwire and Veracode; and display sponsors: Bromium, Click Security, Intralinks, Invincea, Novetta, Onapsis, Seculert, SecurityScorecard and Tufin. Learn more online: http://ten-inc.com/ise/West/default.asp
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 forum or leadership 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.