William C. Boni named the 2015 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner

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T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that William C. Boni, Corporate Information Security Officer for T-Mobile, will be honored as the 2015 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner during the ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards on Nov. 10-11 at the Westin Michigan Ave in Chicago. Presented annually, the award celebrates the achievements of an outstanding leader and industry practitioner for his or her distinguished service, stewardship and contributions in advancing the information security industry.

Bill Boni

Bill Boni, VP & CISO for T-Mobile, named 2015 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner.

A trailblazer in the early years of information security, he has contributed substantially to the industry through both innovation and mentorship. He is the epitome of true security leadership.

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that William C. Boni, Corporate Information Security Officer for T-Mobile, will be honored as the 2015 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner during the ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards on Nov. 10-11 at the Westin Michigan Ave in Chicago. Presented annually, the award celebrates the achievements of an outstanding leader and industry practitioner for his or her distinguished service, stewardship and contributions in advancing the information security industry.

Boni has spent his entire professional career as an information protection specialist and has assisted major organizations in both the public and private sectors. For 30 years, beginning as a Special Agent in U.S. Army Counter-intelligence, Bill has helped a variety of organizations design and implement cost-effective programs to protect both tangible and intangible assets. In a wide range of assignments Bill has assisted clients in safeguarding their digital assets, especially their key intellectual property, against the many threats arising from the global Internet. In addition, he has pioneered the innovative application of technologies including computer forensics, intrusion detection and others, to deal with incidents directed against electronic business systems. As the CISO for T-Mobile, he is responsible for the company’s program to safeguard the Company’s information, systems and networks against the full range of cyber threats.

Bill has been quoted by leading print publications such as the Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report the Financial Times, LA Times, and CIO Magazine. He has also appeared on many network broadcasts including Prime Time Live, CNN and CNN/fn discussing espionage and cybercrimes directed against American high technology corporations. Other assignments in his distinguished career include work as a U.S. Army counter-intelligence officer; Federal agent and investigator; investigator and security consultant; Vice President of Information Security for First Interstate Bank; and project security officer for “Star Wars” programs and other defense work with Hughes Aircraft Company and Rockwell.

“Bill Boni has been a significant contributor to T.E.N. and ISE® Programs for many years,” said Marci McCarthy, CEO & president of T.E.N. “A trailblazer in the early years of information security, he has contributed substantially to the industry through both innovation and mentorship. He is the epitome of true security leadership.”

Although Bill has made invaluable contributions to the security industry from a technology and best practices perspective, he has said that serving as a mentor and grooming the next generation of security leaders is one of his proudest accomplishments.

“I am happy to have helped others who have already gone on to achieve greater results as CISO for a half dozen companies, and will continue to carry the torch of the information/cyber security programs well into the 21st century,” Boni said.

The 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner William Murray will present Boni with his award during the evening gala that is part of the ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards on Nov. 10, 2015 at the Westin Michigan Ave in Chicago. Event attendees can earn up to 8 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. Read more online: http://ten-inc.com/ise/north_america/default.asp

Boni was selected by a group of previous ISE® Luminary Leadership Award winners, which include Ed Amoroso (2005), Stephen Katz (2006), Dr. C. Warren Axelrod (2007), Larry Brock (2009), Craig Shumard (2010), Rich Jackson (2011), Anne Kuhns (2012), Howard Schmidt (2013) and William Murray (2014).

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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