ISE® West Executive Forum and Awards 2018

Information Security Executive of the Year Awards

The ISE® West Executive Forum and Awards 2018 will be held on August 16, 2018 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, CA. The ISE® West 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® West 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® West Executive of the Year Award Winner 2017

Ajit Gaddam

Ajit Gaddam
Sr. Director / Chief Security Architect
VISA
ISE® West Executive of the Year Award Winner 2017
Biography



ISE® West Project Award Winner 2017


OneOps Security Framework
Executive Sponsor: Adam Ely, Vice President & Deputy CISO, Walmart
Team Members: Flavio Domingos, Luis Locegueda, Brian Fennimore, Sruthin Parayil, Bhaskar Annamalai, Lev Khusid, Khushboo Lohia, and Niyati Gandhe
Location: San Francisco, CA

Walmart operates one of the largest cloud environments and leverages the open source tool OneOps to manage applications and operating systems. The OneOps Security Framework is an integration that allows applying security best practices and configurations to any application or operating system automatically at deployment to save time while meeting security and compliance requirements. The OneOps security framework is available to all industry users of OneOps through WalMart’s open source initiate.



ISE® West People's Choice Award Winner 2017

David Evans

David Evans
Systems Security & Research Officer
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
ISE® West People's Choice Award Winner 2017
ISE® North America Executive Award Winner 2017 - Academic/Public Sector Category

Biography



ISE® West Executive Award Finalist 2017

Pritesh Parekh

Pritesh Parekh
VP & Chief Security Officer
Zuora
San Francisco, CA
ISE® West Executive Award Finalist 2016
ISE® North America Executive Award Finalist 2016 - Commercial Category
ISE® West Executive Award Finalist 2017
ISE® North America Executive Award Winner 2017 - Financial Category

Biography



ISE® West Project Award Finalists 2017


Next Generation Single Sign-On Program
Executive Sponsor: JoAnn Velez, Director, Electronic Security, Seagate Technology
Team Members: Hardik Sancheti (Senior Manager, Identity Management Infrastructure), Michael Hunter (Senior Manager, eSecurity), and Ragini Ramalingam (eSecurity Program Manager)
Location: Cupertino, CA

The NextGen Single Sign-On (SSO) program replaced Seagate’s previous SSO infrastructure to support Seagate’s zero trust security model. The project was necessary because the previous SSO infrastructure was vulnerable to a malicious insider who could acquire users’ SSO cookie in a “watering hole” attack. The project replaced Seagate’s SSO infrastructure with a secure platform that supports risk-based authentication and robust federation. The infrastructure was deployed across two data centers and two disaster recovery sites and included migrating over 150 applications and 50 federations (SSO across two or more domains / companies) with positive impact to Seagate’s business.




Western Union Mobile Threat Defense Project
Executive Sponsor: David Levin, Information Security and End User Enablement Leader, Western Union
Team Members: Tim Smith, Sr. IT Manager of End User Computing (EUC) and Corporate Information Security (CIS)
Location: Englewood, CA

Western Union is a huge proponent of empowering their end users via mobile devices, and in 2016 they wanted to make sure they had a strong mobile threat defense solution in place that would properly safeguard their employee’s mobile devices and data. To accomplish this, they required a solution which provided protection across the most common mobile threat vectors- malware, malicious networks, and OS/configuration vulnerabilities- and which was easy to deploy and manage, offered in-depth reporting and analysis, protected devices in real-time, and could mitigate threats automatically.