ISE® West 2014

Information Security Executive of the Year Awards

The ISE® West Executive Forum and Awards 2014 was held on July 30, 2014 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 2014

Max Solonski

Max Solonski
Director of Information Security
BlackLine Systems
Los Angeles, CA

ISE® West Project Award Winner 2014

Perimeter Redesign
Executive Sponsor: William Worthington, Director of Security Operations & Engineering, Caesar’s Entertainment
Location: Las Vegas, NV

This project completely redesigned the in/out bound internet traffic for all Caesars Entertainment. The design leveraged new next generation firewalls, load balancers leveraging SSL decryption, malware detection devices, forensics and logging devices, IDS/IPS’s, and new web proxies all with high availability and redundancy. Additional the devices were configured in blocking mode and a “Deny All” rule was deployed on the Web Proxy to ensure only categorized sites were allowed.

ISE® West People's Choice Award Winner 2014

Ralph Johnson

Ralph Johnson
Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer
King County
Seattle, WA

ISE® West Executive Award Finalists 2014

Robert Rice

Robert Rice
Director, Security Services
St. Joseph Health
Anaheim, CA

Bill Worthington

William Worthington
Director of Security Operations & Engineering
Caesars Entertainment
Las Vegas, NV