ATLANTA, November 14, 2019 (Newswire.com) - T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, honored finalists and winners Wednesday evening at the 2019 ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois.
The ISE® North America awards recognize both information security executives and project teams for outstanding achievements and innovation. Nominations from across the U.S. and Canada were considered within four categories, based on industry classification, including Academic/Public Sector, Commercial, Financial Services and Health Care.
“We were impressed by the significant achievements and dedication exhibited by our incredible lineup of executive and project nominees this year,” said Marci McCarthy, CEO and president of T.E.N.
Academic/Public Sector Category
Erik Decker, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer for The University of Chicago Medicine, claimed this year’s ISE® North America Executive Award in the Academic/Public Sector Category.
Emory University’s “AWS at Emory” project won this year’s ISE® North America Project Award in the Academic/Public Sector Category.
Kim Keever, CISO and Senior Vice President of Security, Analytics and Technology Services of Cox Communications, was awarded the ISE® North America Executive of the Year Award for the Commercial Category.
The ISE® North America Project of the Year in the Commercial Category was Comcast Corporation’s “CyberSplash” Project.
Financial Services Category
Marc Crudgington, CISO, SVP Information Security for Woodforest National Bank, was selected as the ISE® North America Executive of the Year Award Winner in the Financial Services Category.
Mastercard’s project, “SecurIT,” was selected as the ISE® North America Project of the Year in the Financial Services Category.
Health Care Category
Mark Leary, CISO for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, was selected as the ISE® North America Executive of the Year Award Winner for the Health Care Category.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ “Cyber-Immune Project” was selected as the ISE® North America Project of the Year in the Health Care Category.
People’s Choice Award
Amanda Fennell, Chief Security Officer for Relativity, is the ISE® North America People’s Choice Award Winner. This award represents the nominee who best exemplifies information security leadership, as voted on by peers in information security.
Luminary Leadership Award
The 2019 Luminary Leadership Award Winner of 2019 is Wes Knight, CISO of the Georgia Department of Revenue. The award celebrates an outstanding industry leader for their distinguished service, stewardship and contributions in the information security industry.
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 48 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.