ISE® Northeast Executive Forum and Awards 2020

Information Security Executive of the Year Awards

The ISE® Northeast Executive Forum and Awards 2020 will be held October 6, 2020 on GoExhibit, a digital platform experience. The ISE® Northeast 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® Northeast 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® Northeast Executive of the Year Award Winner 2019

Mark Leary
CISO
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
ISE® Southeast Executive Award Winner 2010
ISE® Northeast Executive Award Winner 2019

Biography

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ISE® Northeast Project Award Winner 2019

Amerisource Bergen
Project Omniscient Eye – Data Protection
Executive Sponsor: Umesh Yerram, Chief Data Protection Officer
Project Team: Arvin Bansal (Senior Director, Cyber, Risk and Governance), Jose Boac (Manager, Data Security), Kathleen Romualdo (Data Security Analyst), Tumaini Ryoba (Cloud Security), Raju Amin (Data Discovery and Analyst Leader), Ritu Sharada (Data Discovery Analyst), JP Cheenepalli (Security Architect), Brian Catherwood (Lead Security Architect), 12 other contractors and consultants
Location: Chesterbrook, PA

While cloud computing has allowed businesses to be more flexible and agile, data protection has been the biggest challenge. Especially for AmerisourceBergen (ABC) that houses confidential and, in some cases, intimate data like health information, any unauthorized disclosure could not only have financial impacts, but more importantly, have undesired life-altering impact to patients. Omniscient Eye is a one-of-a-kind project that discovers and classifies 2 million protected documents of ABCs confidential data, provides visibility to the 3TB of cloud data including 3,000 cloud services, and ensures protection to 8 billion PHI records through data masking and encryption solutions. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, we have our omniscient eyes on you.

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ISE® Northeast People's Choice Award Winner 2019

Umesh Yerram
VP, Chief Data Protection Officer
AmerisourceBergen
ISE® Northeast People's Choice Winner 2019
Biography

ISE® Northeast Executive Award Finalists 2019

Steve Bartolotta
Vice President and CISO
Community Health Network of CT
ISE® Northeast Executive Award Finalist 2019
Biography

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Tammy Klotz
Director of Information Security
Versum Materials
ISE® Northeast Executive Award Finalist 2019
Biography

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David Snyder
Chief Information Security Officer
Independence Blue Cross
ISE® Northeast Executive Award Finalist 2019
Biography

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ISE® Northeast Project Award Finalists 2019

ADP
Secure by Design
Executive Sponsor: V.Jay LaRosa, VP Global Security Architecture
Project Team: Owen Buckingham (Director Application Security Architecture), Oscar Arenas (Application Security Architect), Oleg Dulin (Software Architect), Andy Fortier (Application Security Architect), Gor Nazaryan (Application Security Architect), Mike Wiltshire (Application Security Architect)
Location: Roseland, NJ

The Secure by Design program was developed to help transform ADP’s Dev/Sec/Ops culture. The objectives were to: Develop/promote common architecture patterns and shared services the whole company can leverage; Develop a reusable and consistent threat modeling practice that is centrally shared across the whole company, while providing ongoing real time measurements as new threats evolve; Improve ADP’s security posture by distributing architects to deliver “in organization” security through a distributed governance process, essentially self-enabling the organizations to be accountable for security; and take a business centric approach providing global cyber security requirements aligned with enterprise technology standards through a distributed model.

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Regeneron
Cyber-Immune Project
Executive Sponsor: Mark Leary, CISO
Project Team: Enoch Long (Cyber Ops Director), Shah Nawaz (Cloud & Data Center Engineering Director), Bhawesh Choudhary (Solution Design & Architecture Director)
Location: Tarrytown, NY

Regeneron’s “Cyber-Immune” project is the use of Robotic Process Automation to orchestrate defensive actions against cyber-attacks. In an increasingly interconnected world, infectious diseases can spread more quickly than in the past, seriously affect our health, and require new treatments that are safe, effective and easily deployed. Much like Regeneron’s focus to treat human infections, Cyber-Immune’s objective is to quickly identify, treat, and resolve malware attacks, such as viruses, with a solution that is automatic and can scale to address even the largest infections. The idea is a cyber-immune infrastructure is a self-healing system that adapts to environmental threats.

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Regeneron
Cybersecurity Service Transformation Project
Executive Sponsor: Mark Leary, CISO
Project Team: Enoch Long (Cyber Operations Director), Diarmuid O’Sullivan (Cyber IR Manager), David Glosser (Threat & Vulnerability Manager), Keith Keimig (Security Monitoring Manager)
Location: Tarrytown, NY

Cybersecurity Service Transformation was a rapid capability building effort that transformed disparate, best effort security activities into an integrated, threat-driven, services-based cyber operational model. In the past, the company’s information security operations were a set of activities that were loosely interrelated, informationally siloed, and only based on measuring compliance to IT standards. The project’s objectives were: establish a new operational model that focused on cyber threats, rationalize a set of cyber services based on retained staff and managed security services mix, and optimize these cybersecurity services by measured performance and demonstrated value

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