ISE® Northeast 2015

Information Security Executive of the Year Awards

The ISE® Northeast Executive Forum and Awards 2015 was held on October 8, 2015 at the Westin Times Square in New York City, NY. 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 2015

Mike Towers
Former Chief Digital Trust Officer
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
ISE® Northeast Executive of the Year Award Winner 2015
ISE® North America Executive: Health Care Award Winner 2015
ISE® Northeast Executive Award Winner 2020
ISE® North America Executive: Health Care Award Winner 2020


ISE® Northeast Project Award Winner 2015

Project Astra
Executive Sponsor: Ed Amoroso, Chief Security Officer, AT&T
Project Team: Dan Solero, Michelle Barry, Rodney Dilts and Anthony Ramos, Director.
Location: Bedminster, NJ

AT&T’s Astra project is an innovative, cloud-based platform to protect all internal applications within the AT&T cloud environment. The Astra ecosystem and framework enables virtual security services to be delivered effortlessly via APIs and automated intelligent provisioning, creating micro-perimeters around specific applications based on application specific requirements. Using an Agile software development approach, the project integrated internally developed software with both open source and vendor solutions to create an extensible architecture, providing protection to AT&T’s enterprise network.

ISE® Northeast People's Choice Award Winner 2015

Lou Saviano

Lou Saviano
Vice President, Global Information Technology Services
Skillsoft Corporation
ISE® Northeast People's Choice Award Winner 2015

ISE® Northeast Executive Award Finalist 2015

Lisa Humbert

Lisa Humbert
Chief Information Risk Officer
BNY Mellon
New York, NY
ISE® North America Executive Award Winner 2015 - Financial Category

ISE® Northeast Project Award Finalists 2015

Integrated Application Security Testing (IAST)
Executive Sponsor: Roland Cloutier, Chief Security Officer, ADP
Project Team: V.Jay LaRosa, Chris Olsen, Atanas Dimitrov, Craig Butler, Owen Buckingham, Joseph Kraft, Manmadh Kancharla, Devi Nekkanti, Raghunath Kunta, Nagasuman Veeranala, Ramakrishna Marella and Sumeet Lakhwani.
Location: Roseland, NJ

In order to support ADP’s continuing drive to increase the speed of our software development release cycles, we have implemented an integrated automated application security testing technology into our quality assurance testing processes. This technology provides the following benefits:

  • Provides continual analysis of application code running Java or .NET
  • Finds vulnerabilities in real-time
  • Allows development teams vision into potential security issues as code is moved into the QA environment
  • Allows for minor release testing to be performed without direct interaction with the security testing team
  • Simple to install with little performance overhead
  • Automated library monitoring and inventory for vulnerability management

Comcast 360° Vendor Risk Assurance Program
Executive Sponsor: Myrna Soto, SVP, Chief Information Security Officer, Comcast Cable
Project Team: Myrna Soto, Ramesh Sepehrrad, Charles R. Hudson, Robert Irwin, Kallol Ray and Joseph Gallagher.
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Comcast 360° Vendor Risk Assurance Program powered by Bay Dynamics Risk Fabric Platform is an innovative, scalable and robust program providing a single pane of glass for vendor risk management for Information and Infrastructure Security (IIS), National Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Leadership and SOC teams. The program provides a holistic defense against the targeted attacks leveraging the vendor as a threat vector. With this strategic assurance program in place, Comcast has increased its visibility and control across its vendor ecosystem. Comcast, as a result of this program, has maximized organizational efficiencies, improved timely responsiveness, and measurably reduced vendor related risk by actively engaging vendors with timely and actionable information.