Nominees represent a wide range of industries and the breath and scope of what they have accomplished is quite impressive.
ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) February 05, 2015
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 Southeast U.S. Region. Executives include top-ranking decision makers representing national to global organizations in financial services, health care, retail, automotive, business services and telecommunications. Projects include large-scale technology endeavors that address issues of identity and access management, information assurance, security-as-a-service, payment card data protection, security operations centers and other key industry challenges.
Jason Belford, Interim Associate Director, Georgia Institute of Technology
Joe Bennett, CISO, VP of Enterprise IT and Information Security, YP
Chris Bullock, Director of Information Assurance, Aaron’s Inc
Pete Chronis, Chief Security Officer, EarthLink
Darrell Keeling, Director of Information Security and Quality, Brown-Forman
Greg Montana, Chief Risk Officer, FIS
Kevin Morrison, Director of Global Security & Compliance (CISO), The Results Companies
Greg Sexton, Director of Global Product, AT&T
Tony Spurlin, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Cox Automotive
Michael St. Vincent, Director, Information Security & Compliance, Comdata
Mike Whitt, CISO/Director IT Risk, Fraud and Security, BBVA Compass
Executive nominees are also eligible for the ISE® Southeast People’s Choice Award, which given to the top candidate selected by peers in the security industry. Cast your vote by Feb. 20 for this year’s winner; visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SE_PCVoting
Aaron’s, Construction of Rapid Deployment Information Assurance Program
Belk, Card Data Protection Program
Brown-Forman, Implementation of Identity and Access Management
Healthways, Threat Age Prevalence Oversight Utility Tool (TAPOUT)
Tractor Supply Company, Operationalize a 24/7 Security Operations Center
YP, Project Xenos
“We have an exciting group of nominees for the 2015 ISE® Southeast Awards,” said T.E.N. CEO & President Marci McCarthy. “Nominees represent a wide range of industries and the breath and scope of what they have accomplished is quite impressive. We are excited to celebrate their success this March.”
The ISE® Southeast 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.
Connie Barrera, Chief Information Security Officer, Jackson Health
Tim Callahan, Sr. Vice President, Enterprise Business Continuity & Info Assurance, SunTrust
Ashley Ferguson, Manager, IT Risk Management, Energen Corporation
Lynda Fleury, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Unum
Paul Huesken, Chief Information Assurance Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Dave McDermitt, VP and Chief Information Security Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of America
Kevin McKenzie, Chief Information Security Officer, Clemson University
Ed Sarama, Chief Security Officer and Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk & Resilience, Fiserv
All nominees will be recognized at the ISE® Southeast Executive Forum and Awards on March 4, 2015 at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta, GA. 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, Accuvant, HP Enterprise Security, NetIQ, Qualys, Rapid7, RiskIQ, Symantec, Tanium and Zscaler; and display sponsors BeyondTrust, Bromium, Cisco, Click Security, Elastica, FireEye, Identity Finder, Infoblox, Intralinks, Invincea, Novetta, Palerra, Synack and Varonis; and association sponsors, ISSA Metro Atlanta and ISSA Middle Tennessee Chapter. Read more online: http://ten-inc.com/ise/southeast/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 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.