Jason Lish of Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. and PayPal Claim Top Awards at ISE® West

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Saikat Maiti named People’s Choice Award Winner

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, honored finalists and winners Thursday evening, July 21st, at the 2016 ISE® West Executive Forum and Awards Gala at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, CA.

Jason Lish, Senior Vice President of Security Technology and Operations for Charles Schwab and Co. Inc., was selected as the Information Security Executive® of the Year Award winner for the ISE® West Region. He is currently Vice President of Security Technology and Operations for Charles Schwab and Company. In this role, Mr. Lish is responsible for operational and architecture security services to strengthen Charles Schwab’s security posture and enhance the protection of Schwab’s critical assets. Mr. Lish is also responsible for IT Risk and Operational Control across their information technology organization. Prior to Charles Schwab, Mr. Lish was Senior Director of Cyber Security Operations at Honeywell International. In this role, he was responsible for the design and maintenance of cyber security program and delivery of cost-effective and efficient secure IT security services. Jason began his career in the United States Air Force as a telecommunication specialist where he administered large network, communication, and cryptographic systems. Jason resides in Phoenix, Arizona and holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master's in Business Administration. He holds several certifications in security, networking, and process management.

Saikat Maiti, EVP and Chief Security and Trust Officer of Personal Capital, was honored during the event with the 2016 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.

PayPal’s “Enterprise Vulnerability Management Program” project was selected as the ISE® West Project of the Year. Jenna Gallagher, Senior Manager, Vulnerability Manager, and Operational Assurance, accepted on behalf of the project. Supporting the high-profile $50B eBay and PayPal split necessitated creating a fully self-contained infrastructure. To ensure worldwide data integrity and a secure environment, a decision was made to implement a comprehensive vulnerability management process to minimize risk for the organization both during and after the transition. Blending technology and business considerations, the project culminated in the creation of a set of tiered remediation processes, full governance protocols, compensating controls, and SLAs. Deployed across a 130,000+ IP address infrastructure that was still being built, the project was completed on time despite executives slicing the time allocated to the phase by 70%.

“Our judges faced a difficult challenge in evaluating such a high caliber group of executive and project nominees,” said T.E.N. CEO and President Marci McCarthy. “Each of them exhibits the innovation and ingenuity for which the ISE® Awards stand and we are honored to have each and every one of join the ranks of our distinguished ISE® Alumni.”

Full list of nominees can be found on the T.E.N. website:
Executive: http://www.ten-inc.com/ise/west/exec_nominees.asp
Project: http://www.ten-inc.com/ise/west/project_nominees.asp

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 exabyte sponsor: Invincea; kilobyte sponsors: Arxan and Globalscape; and display sponsors: AttackIQ, Bay Dynamics, Cloudpassage, Fidelis, Kenna, Novetta, Onapsis, RSA, Simeio, Tripwire, Tufin, Varonis, and Veracode. Learn more online: http://www.ten-inc.com/ise/west/sponsors.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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