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

Chuck Markarian of PACCAR and Aetna's AEIRS Project Claim Top Awards. Markarian 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 Thursday evening, Aug. 16, at the 2018 ISE® West Executive Forum and Awards Gala at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, California.

Chuck Markarian, CISO for PACCAR was selected as the Information Security Executive® of the Year Award winner for the ISE® West Region.

Chuck is the Chief Information Security Officer for PACCAR. In this role, he is accountable for all elements of Information Security globally, across all PACCAR divisions. This includes security consulting, investigations, litigation support, strategic planning, standards and security operations. Chuck has additional responsibilities which include Access Management, Disaster Recovery and Facilities. He joined PACCAR in 2005 as the Assistant Director, Information Security.

Chuck has two security certifications from ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association); CISM (Certified in Information Security Management) and CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls). Prior to joining PACCAR, he worked at BOEING and AT&T Wireless/Cingular in various IT and security roles. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Washington State University.

Chuck was also honored during the event as the 2018 ISE® West 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.

Aetna’s Aetna Entitlements, Identity, & Risk System (AEIRS) Project was selected as the ISE® West Project of the Year. The team at Aetna is using leading-edge technology that uses machine learning to provide early detection of anomalies in user behavior. The Aetna Entitlements, Identity, & Risk System (AEIRS), is a User and Entitlement Behavior Analytics (UEBA) program that evaluates millions of event records looking for anomalous or unusual behavior and alerts when detected. The analytics engine, AEIRS, determines and tracks normalized behavior for every Aetna user and then uses it to look for abnormal breaks from pattern, as well as rules-based criteria through behavior models. It also calculates a risk score for each individual user that has access to an Aetna system. The risk scores will change based on anomalous or unusual behavior detected by a model. The models and risk scores can then be used to trigger control changes in real-time.

“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/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 our Exabyte Sponsor: Respond Software; our Kilobyte Sponsors: Attivo Networks, Expel, Fidelis Cybersecurity, Okta, Sumo Logic, and WaveStrong; and our Display Sponsors: Contrast Security, Endgame, Lynx Technology Partners, Pluralsight, ServiceNow, Splunk, and Varonis.

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 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. In addition, T.E.N. offers the ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge, wherein emerging cyber security companies have the opportunity to showcase their solutions to major security executives in a competitive rapid-fire event. T.E.N. also delivers ISE® Private Dinners across 44 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 The 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.