T.E.N. Announces Winners of the 2018 ISE® Central Executive Forum and Awards

Jason Witty of US Bank and AT&T's CSO Smart City Project Claim Top Awards. Witty Also Named People's Choice Award Winner.

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, honored finalists and winners Wednesday evening, May 16, at the 2018 ISE® Central Executive Forum and Awards Gala at the Westin Galleria Dallas in Dallas, TX.

Jason Witty, EVP & Chief Information Security Officer for US Bank was selected as the Information Security Executive® of the Year Award winner for the ISE® Central Region.

Witty is a certified Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP) who has played major leadership roles in information security throughout his career. He has 25 years of information technology experience, 23 focusing on information security risk management. He combines strong organizational management and leadership skills with a high degree of technical knowledge, the result of hands-on information security experience early in his career at Allstate Insurance, N.A.S.A. Langley, Siemens, and Jefferson Laboratories.

Providing industry leadership, Jason is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS/ISAC); Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC); and a Board Advisor to Arbor Networks, Amgen, Forcepoint, Kohl’s and Qualys. He was also on the Program Committee of the RSA Conference (2013-2017) and serves as FBI’s Chicago Infragard Sector Chief for Finance.

Witty was also honored during the event as the 2018 ISE® Central People's Choice Award winner. This award represents the nominee who best exemplifies information security leadership as voted on by his peers in information security.

AT&T’s CSO Smart City Security Simulator was selected as the ISE® Central Project of the Year. The project is a training and visualization tool that demonstrates security aspects of various IoT and Smart City technologies and allows users to run cyber-attack scenarios while learning about potential outcomes provided by intelligent simulation engine. The Security Simulator is made up of a physical model of a city, augmented reality components, and planned remote virtual experiences. The project is designed to be flexible for future alignment with future corporate Smart City plans.

“This year's executive and project nominees were some of the most outstanding that our judges have ever seen," said T.E.N. CEO and President Marci McCarthy. "Each of these executives and project teams exhibits the drive, passion, and dedication to Information Security for which the ISE® Awards stand and we are honored to have each and every one of them join the ranks of our distinguished ISE® Alumni."

A full list of nominees can be found on the T.E.N. website:

Executive: http://www.ten-inc.com/ise/central/exec_nominees.asp

Project: http://www.ten-inc.com/ise/central/project_nominees.asp

The ISE® Central 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. Central region, which includes Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

The event is made possible by Kilobyte sponsors: Attivo Networks, Fortress Information Security, Okta, Qualys, Saltworks Security, Siemplify Symantec, and Wombat Security Technologies and Display sponsors: Cyxtera, Illusive Networks, NetSPI, ServiceNow, and Splunk. Learn more online: http://www.ten-inc.com/ise/central/sponsors.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, healthcare 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.

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