T.E.N. Announces 2017 Information Security Executive® (ISE®) North America Awards Nominees

All Executive and Project Category Awards Announced at ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards Gala on Nov. 15-16, 2017

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today the nominees vying for the 2017 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
- David Evans, Systems Security & Research Officer, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
- Melinda Rogers, Chief Information Security Officer. United States Department of Justice

- Moriah Hara, Global CISO, The Interpublic Group
- Mike Higgins, Chief Information Security Officer, NBC Universal
- John Kelly, SVP and Global CISO, Elsevier
- Michael Mangold, Vice President – Information Security, Tractor Supply Company
- Jason Ruger, Chief Information Security Officer, Lenovo

Financial Services 
- Rohan Amin, Global CISO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- Dannie Combs, SVP and Chief Information Security Officer, Donnelly Financial Solutions
- Brian DiPietro, Managing Director, CISO, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
- Craig Froelich, Chief Information Security Officer of Bank of America
- Ajit Gaddam, Sr. Director / Chief Security Architect, VISA
- Chris Olsen, Vice President, Technical Security Services, ADP
- Pritesh Parekh, VP & Chief Security Officer, Zuora
- Arjun Thusu, Senior Vice President & CSO, YapStone
- Laura Whitt-Winyard, Director, Information Security, Billtrust
- Jason Witty, EVP & Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Bank

Health Care
- Mignona Cote, CISO PayFlex; CISO Phoenix Data Services; SR Director Information Security, Aetna
- Joey Johnson, Chief Information Security Officer, Premise Health
- Fred Kwong, Director, Information Security (CISO), Delta Dental Plans Association
- Roy Mellinger, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Anthem, Inc.
- Jeff Moore, Global Head of Security, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research
- Dave Summitt, Chief Information Security Officer, Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
- Scott Pettigrew, Vice President and Chief Security Officer of HMS
- Hussein Syed, VP & CISO, RWJ Barnabas Health
- Tim Tompkins, Senior Director & Chief Security Architect – Global Security Innovation, Aetna

Project Nominees

Academic/Public Sector Category 
- Cook County, Cook County Cyber Threat Intelligence Grid (CCCTIG)
- Emory University, Duo Two Factor Authentication Project
- The Georgia Department of Revenue, The DOR APT Project 
- Harvard University, HarvardKey Two-Step Verification Project
- The Technical College System of Georgia, NextGen Cybersecurity
- United Nations Development Programme, Cyber-Incident Detection and Response in the UNDP
- United Nations Development Programme, Providing Cost-Effective Cybersecurity Governance, Risk and Compliance in the UNDP

- AT&T, AT&T Threat Manager with Log Analysis
- Brunswick Corporation, Security Operations – Security Incident Response Management
- Comcast, Cyber Value at Risk
- Home Depot, Home Depot Deception Project
- Macy's, Active Threat Monitoring and Response
- NCR, Global Information Security Awareness Program (Communications & Training)
- Sandy Alexander, Centralize Branch Office Security Management
- Seagate, Next Generation Single Sign-On Program
- Walmart, OneOps Security Framework

Financial Services 
- American Express, Going Agile, Securely
- City National Bank, City National Bank E-mail Authentication as a Service
- JPMorgan Chase, The Cybersecurity Service Desk
- JPMorgan Chase, The Vulnerability Scoring Model (VxSx) Project
- Square, Square E-mail Authentication as a Service
- Suntrust Bank, Elevating Corporate Crisis Management
- U.S. Bank, The Process Alignment and Risk Management Enhancements (PARE) Project
- Western Union, Western Union Mobile Threat Defense Project

Health Care 
- Aetna, Distributed Controls: Managing Security differently Across 15 Organizations
- Aflac, Aflac Deception Project
- Aflac, Threat Intelligence System (TIS)
- Allergan, Project Gateway
- Cardinal Health, Cardinal Health Information Security Awareness Ambassador Program
- Cardinal Health, Next Generation Authentication
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Payment Card Security Project
- HMS, [A.M.O.S.] Asset Management on Steroids
- HMS, [P.A.M.] Privileged Access Management
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Domain Security Platform
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Faster and More Secure With Cloud
- Moffitt Cancer Center, Moffitt Security Operations Center (SOC)
- Novartis, Novartis Deception Project
- Quest Diagnostics, Quest Diagnostics Privileged Account Management (PAM)
- Quest Diagnostics, Winning Business Buy-in Through Tailored Incident Response Tabletops

Full project descriptions can be found online: 

“We are very excited and impressed by the leadership and creativity displayed by this year’s ISE® North America executive and project nominees,” said T.E.N. CEO and President Marci McCarthy. “These executives and project teams work so diligently to protect North America from the ever-evolving threats we face today, and we are pleased to have them all join the ranks of our 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.

This year’s ISE® North America Judges include: 

  • Joe Bennett, CISO of Hertz Corporation
  • Bernie Cowens, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer of PG&E
  • Al Ghous, Sr Director, Cyber Security for GE Digital
  • Dr. Yonesy F. Nuñez, SVP / Information Security Leader - Wholesale & International for Wells Fargo
  • Robert Pace, Vice President, Information Security & Compliance for First American Payment Systems
  • Tony Spurlin, VP & CSO for Windstream

All nominees will be recognized at the ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards on Nov. 15-16, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Event attendees can earn up to 5 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: Attivo Networks, Centrify, Cisco, NSS Labs, PhishMe, Qualys, Inc., and Tenable; and display sponsors: Endgame and ReliaQuest. 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 marketing and networking organization, facilitates peer-to-peer relationships between top executives, industry visionaries and solutions providers in the cybersecurity industry. Nominated for numerous industry awards, T.E.N.’s executive leadership programs enable information exchange, collaboration and decision-making opportunities for Information Security Executives and cybersecurity solution providers alike. 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. T.E.N. delivers ISE® Private Dinners across 42 major cities throughout the U.S. and Canada to create even more opportunities for Information Security Executives, professionals and security solution providers to Connect, Collaborate, and Celebrate.

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 Aetna, AT&T, Bank of America, Comcast, Cox Automotive, Ellie Mae, Equifax, HMS, Jabil, PayPal, and SunTrust.

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.

Source: T.E.N.