T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2015 ISE® North America 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 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 impressed by the leadership and innovation displayed by this year’s ISE® North America executive and project nominees.

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 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.

Executive Nominees
Academic/Public Sector Category
Medha Bhalodkar, Chief Information Security Officer, Columbia University
Gary Coverdale, Chief Information Security Officer, Assistant Chief Information Officer, County of Napa
Michael Dent, Chief Information Security Officer, Fairfax County Government
Gary Hayslip, Deputy Director/ Chief Information Security Officer, City of San Diego
Mike Pozmantier, Program Manager, Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security S&T

Commercial
Bret Arsenault, Chief Security Officer, Microsoft
Joe Bennett, Chief Information Security Officer, VP of Enterprise IT and Information Security, YP
Chris Bullock, Director of Information Assurance, Aaron's Inc.
Paige Needling, Director, Global Information Security, Recall Corporation
Pritesh Parekh, VP and Chief Security Officer, Zuora
Kevin Richardson, Chief Information Security Officer, Stage Stores

Financial Services
Lisa Humbert, Chief Information Risk Officer, BNY Mellon
Vickie Miller, Chief Information Security Officer, FICO
Laz Montano, Chief Information Security Officer, Voya

Healthcare
Joseph Adornetto, Executive Director, IT Security, Quest Diagnostics
Scott Pettigrew, VP, Chief Security Officer, HMS
Steve Oberg, Chief Information Security Officer, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
Mike Towers, VP, Executive Information Security Officer, Allergan

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 October 9, 2015 for this year’s winner; visit:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NA_PCVOTING

Project Nominees
Academic/Public Sector Category
The Ohio State University, Information Security Framework, Phase 1
Columbia University, IT Risk Management Security and Privacy Program
DHS Science and Technology Directorate, Cyber Security Division, Linking the Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cyber Security (LOGIICS)

Commercial
Aaron’s, Aaron's Secure Software Development Lifecycle
AT&T, Project Astra
Caesars Entertainment, Tokenization of all Caesars PCI environment
Comcast, Comcast 360° Vendor Risk Assurance Program
Comcast, PCI3.0 Automation
Comcast, The SIEM Project
Energy Future Holdings, Identity Access Management and Privileged Account Management
GE Oil & Gas, Project SAND
JABIL, Jabil Security-as-a-Service Initiative
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., Application Development Standardization Project
Live Nation Entertainment, Global PCI Standardization Project
Stage Stores, Multi-layered Cybersecurity Initiative
Tractor Supply Co., Operationalize a 24/7 Security Operations Center (“SOC”)
Tractor Supply Co., TSC Access
TXU Energy, Security Automation Program
YP, Project Xenos

Financial Services
ADP, Integrated Application Security Testing (IAST)
Blackstone, Advanced Threat Detection: Enabling the Workforce to Become the Human Sensor
BNY Mellon, Vendor Risk Management Program Transformation
CNA, Security Convergence Initiative
Janus, Janus ElasticSearch Security Visualization Engine
TransUnion, IDMart
USAA, Biometric Logon for Mobile App

Health Care
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Insider Threat/B-Secure Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS) Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, HITRUST Framework Integration Project
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Information Security Training and Awareness Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Supplier Risk Management (SRM) Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Security Verification and Validation Service (SVVS) Executive Healthcare
DaVita, Application Security Program Management
HCSC, Installation of the GRC Program
HMS, Business Resilience Program
Intermountain Healthcare, Intermountain Healthcare’s Security Operations Center
Quest Diagnostics, SAM (Security Access Management) and Automating the Next-Gen IAM

Full project descriptions can be found online:
http://www.ten-inc.com/ise/north_america/project_nominees.asp

“We are impressed by the leadership and innovation displayed by this year’s ISE® North America executive and project 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:
Phil Agcaoili, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Elavon, Inc.
Tim Callahan, Chief Information Security Officer, Aflac Incorporated
Kenneth Haertling, VP & Chief Security Officer, TELUS
Stacey Halota, Vice President, Information Security and Privacy, Graham Holdings
Kevin McKenzie, Chief Information Security Officer, Clemson University
Robert Rice, Director, Security Services, St. Joseph Health
Jim Routh, Chief Information Security Officer, Aetna
John B. Sapp Jr., Director, IT Security & Controls, Information Services, Orthofix
Julie Talbot-Hubbard, AVP Information Technology Engineering, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Jason Witty, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Bancorp

All nominees will be recognized at the ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards on Nov. 10-11, 2015 at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL. 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 kilobyte sponsors: Adallom, CloudPassage, Delphix, MicroFocus-NetIQ, Qualys, Symantec and Tenable Network Security; and display sponsors: Bromium, Checkmarx, Click Security, Intralinks, Onapsis, Seculert, Simeio Solutions, Tanium 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, 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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