ISE® Southeast Executive Forum and Awards 2014

Information Security Executive of the Year Awards

The ISE® Southeast Executive Forum and Awards 2014 were held on March 11, 2014 at the Westin Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, GA. The ISE® Southeast Award recognizes the information security executives and their teams who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy, and network security.

The ISE® Southeast Awards are held in conjunction with a one day Executive Forum which includes keynote speakers, interactive roundtables moderated by the CISOs and VPs of participating companies, and hot topic panel discussions. The one day program offers the opportunity to meet with peers and leading IT executives from across the region to discuss and share insights into today's issues and solutions.

ISE® Southeast Executive of the Year Award Winner 2014

Dave McDermitt

Dave McDermitt
VP and Chief Information Security Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
ISE® Southeast Executive Award Winner 2014
Biography


ISE® Southeast Project Award Winner 2014

American Cancer Society
PCI Compliance Remediation – Post-merger
Executive Sponsor: Shaun Hunt, Vice President, IT Governance, The American Cancer Society
Project Team: Michelle Stewart, Brian Livingston, and Linda Nelms.
Location: Atlanta, GA

The American Cancer Society merged 12 chartered Division organizations with the National Home Office organization in late 2012. Prior to this official merger, there were various credit card handling processes and multiple PCI Compliance attestations from the disparate organizations. With no centralized governance, these processes and attestations were inconsistent. As one organization, ACS undertook multiple Society-wide projects to reduce PCI scope and risk and prepare for a single, onsite PCI audit in late Q2 2013.

ISE® Southeast People's Choice Award Winner 2014

Robert Mims

Robert Mims
Chief Information Security Officer
AGL Resources
Atlanta, GA
ISE® Southeast People's Choice Award Winner 2014
Biography

ISE® Southeast Executive Award Finalists 2014

Brandon Lowther Brandon Lowther
Director
Hilton Worldwide
Tampa, FL
ISE® Southeast Executive Award Finalist 2014


Robert Mims

Robert Mims
Chief Information Security Officer
AGL Resources
Atlanta, GA
ISE® Southeast People's Choice Award Winner 2014
Biography

ISE® Southeast Project Award Finalists 2014

Cigna HealthSpring
Enterprise HR System Consolidation and Controls Integration Project
Executive Sponsor: Kyle Duke, CISO, Cigna-HealthSpring
Project Team: Anthony Mannarino, Chris Fuller, Michael Parrish, Chris Kornmann
Location: Nashville, TN

This project was intended to bridge the control and process gaps in the SoX landscape for Cigna and Cigna-Healthspring and ensure that all Cigna-Healthspring resources would be able to access Cigna HR resources.

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Enterprise Board Portal
Executive Sponsor: David McDermitt, Assistant VP, ISO
Project Team: Dave McDermitt, Tom Costin, Julie Buyer, Travis Light, Teddy Payne, Eulalia Roel, Leslie Williams, Carole Starkey, Tony Lowbridge, Angela Dirr, Rebecca Gunn, Sharon Boucher, Donna Whitfield, Bruce Ralston and Jim Steed Location: Atlanta, GA

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (FRBA) identified the need for a system that would allow members of the Board of Directors to share and collaborate on sensitive documents. The Enterprise Board Portal Project devised a solution to provide board members with the ability to securely view meetings, agendas, logistical information and restricted documents electronically from their own devices. The project scope included the development of system functionality for secure login and download of classified documents to the Board members’ personal devices while the documents are still encrypted.