T.E.N. Announces Winners of the 2019 ISE® Southeast Awards

Kim Keever of Cox Communications and Aflac Claim Top Awards. David Black of SiteOne Landscape Supply 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, February 6, at the 2019 ISE® Southeast Executive Forum and Awards Gala at the Westin Peachtree Downtown in Atlanta, GA.

Kim Keever, CISO and Senior Vice President of Security, Analytics & Technology Services for Cox Communications, was selected as the Information Security Executive® of the Year Award Winner for the ISE® Southeast Region.

Kim Keever is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Senior Vice President of Security, Analytics and Technology Services for Cox Communications (CCI) in Atlanta, Georgia. Her teams are responsible for all aspects of Information Security for Cox Communication, the Center of Excellence for Analytics and for Technology people programs. Since joining Cox, she has built an industry recognized security program. Additionally, the new Analytics COE has transformed the use of analytics resulting in significant cost saving for Cox. Her teams partner closely with Cox Enterprises, the parent company for CCI, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group. In early 2016, Kim’s team received an innovation award from CSO Magazine, and Kim was named a top woman in technology by Multichannel News. In both 2017 and 2018, she was named one of the most powerful women in cable by Cablefax.

David Black, Chief Information Security Officer with SiteOne Landscape Supply, was honored during the event as the 2019 ISE® Southeast People's Choice Award winner. This award represents the nominee who best exemplifies information security leadership as voted on by their peers in information security.

Aflac’s “Ducking an Identity Crisis with Real-Time Fraud Alerting” received the honor of being chosen as the ISE® Southeast Project of the Year.

Matthew Harper, Director of Cyber Crime Prevention for Aflac, accepted their award on behalf of the project. Criminals are taking advantage of Aflac’s transition from a legacy serving model to a digital-first environment via Account Takeover (ATO) and other techniques. To protect Aflac policyholder data while enabling the digital transformation, Aflac leveraged in-place security technology (Splunk) and real-time channel/servicing data (call center, online, claims and client master) to create a flexible analytics platform that can flag suspicious activity in real time and alert business partners in fraud, claims operations and security to take corrective action. The project delivered real-time visibility across all aspects of Aflac core individual business units and ID validation infrastructure.

“This year, our executive and project nominees were some of the most incredible leaders and influencers 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 that the ISE® Awards represent. 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:

The ISE® Southeast 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. Southeast region, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

The event is made possible by our Exabyte Sponsor: ForeScout; our Kilobyte Sponsors: Agari, Qualys, Shape Security, and ZeroFOX; our Display Sponsors: Centrify, CrowdStrike, Darktrace, Devo, Kenna Security, NETSCOUT, Protegrity, Respond Software, and Saltworks Security; and our Association Sponsor: The Metro Atlanta Information Systems Security Association.

Learn more online: https://www.ten-inc.com/ise/Southeast/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 solution-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 cybersecurity 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 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, AIG, AT&T, Bank of America, Comcast, Cox Automotive, HMS, Jabil, NCR, PayPal, SunTrust and VISA.

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.