ISE® West 2012

Information Security Executive of the Year Awards

The ISE® West Executive Forum and Awards 2012 were held on August 8, 2012 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 2012

Curtis Coleman

Curtis Coleman
Chief Information Security Officer
Seagate Technology

ISE® West Project Award Winner 2012

Denver Public Schools
Denver Public Schools Embraces Change, Enhances Agility & Enables Growth through Strategic Approach to Identity & Access Management
Executive Sponsor: Bud Bullard, Interim CIO, Denver Public Schools
Project Team: Josh Allen, JoAnn Buck, Tamera Gingerich, John Welter, David Steifel, Kevin Boyer, Rob Losinski, Nancy Parker, Sharyn Guhman, Jim Anderson, Jerry Mozes, Keith Roath, Carolyn Henzel, Joyce Fell, Bryan Ferrer, Steve Bussey, Kathry Palm, Rick Machado, Thanis McLaughlin, Raelene Vining, Karen Tobo, Rudy Perez, Jeff Braa, Jason Rand, Tony Dorado, Juan Pablo Parodi, Mark Morfin, Shanda Abeyta and Leslie Brown

Denver Public Schools recognized numerous opportunities to improve GRC, end-user experience, productivity and efficiency, and security through a comprehensive Identity & Access Management (IAM) initiative. Understanding the need to resolve existing challenges while laying an agile and flexible identity platform to support future growth, Information Security and Technology leaders at DPS engaged FishNet Security to help develop and execute a comprehensive multi-phased roadmap allowing them provide users rapid and secure access to critical systems, and deliver a consistent, auditable IAM solution to the enterprise. The solution not only significantly increased employee productivity and improved user experience, but DPS has laid the foundation to support a valuable Parent and Student Portal initiative.

ISE® West People's Choice Award Winner 2012

Jonathan Chow

Jonathan Chow
Chief Information Security Officer
NBC Universal

ISE® of the Decade West Award Winner 2012

David Matthews

David Matthews
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
City of Seattle
ISE® West Executive Award Winner 2008

ISE® West Executive Award Finalist 2012

Bill Burns

Bill Burns
Director, Information Security and Networking

David Gillman

David Gillman
Sr. Manager of IT Security Operations and Engineering
AAA Insurance Exchange

ISE® West Project Award Finalists 2012

Enterprise Web Content Filtering
Executive Sponsor: Ed Telders, Director of Information Security & Service Management, REI
Project Team: Arkady Shteyngart, Zachary Carney, Kevin Johnson

Web-based threats such as phishing, drive-by malware sites and botnets are becoming more sophisticated. Protecting a retail company with 135+ locations demands a highly technical and operationally mature web content filtering solution. The Web Content Filtering project was tasked to solve the threat presented by that dynamic threat environment. The solution REI implemented not only addressed this threat, but also brought a level of business intelligence not previously considered.

Factory Application Control/Whitelisting Project
Executive Sponsor: Curtis Coleman, CISO, Seagate Technology
Team Members: Steve Haines, plus 15 team members from 4 countries
Location: Scotts Valley, CA

The Factory Application Control/Whitelisting Project was undertaken to protect both legacy factory testing systems with embedded computers and high-risk, high-value knowledge worker systems. The project addressed the need to 1) Replace the resource-intensive antivirus system that impacted throughput capacity within the factory environment and 2) Augment the signature-based antivirus system with strong defense that would prevent malware from executing on the knowledge worker computers. Throughout the effort it was critical to maintain factory production capacity while protecting the testing systems from malware and other threats.