Information Security Executive (ISE®) Southeast Winners Announced

Northrop Grumman, HealthSpring Bring Home Top Honors in 2010

Atlanta, GA (August 12, 2010) –T.E.N.-Tech Exec Networks, Inc. announced finalists and winners last evening for the ISE® Southeast Awards 2010. Awards were presented at a dinner gala held at the Westin Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The awards recognize both Information Security Executives and Projects for outstanding achievements in risk management, data asset protection, compliance, privacy and network security.

This year’s recipient of the Information Security Executive Award was Mark Leary, Director and Deputy CISO, Northrop Grumman. Leary was recognized for his extraordinary vision and wide range of leadership styles and tools used to lead an extensive information security organization of 300 information security employees with five service centers.

Finalists for the Executive of the Year category were also recognized during the awards program for their achievements in the industry. They included Ben Mayrides, Technical Director of Information Technology Security, AOL, Tammy Moskites, Chief Information Security Officer, Home Depot, and Ariel Silverstone, Information Security Director, Travelport.

The Information Security Project of the Year Award was awarded to Northrop Grumman for “Northrop Grumman One Badge.” Accepting on behalf of the project team was Tim McKnight, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. The OneBadge project successfully demonstrated a commercial enterprise’s ability to turn the merits of a federal directive into a successful internal deployment. Its far-reaching implications are paving the way for secure digital collaboration between government and industry at a time when cyber security is paramount to the protection of the U.S. economy, and to the security and well being of the U.S. and its citizens.

As part of the evening’s recognition, Kyle Duke, Information Security Officer, HealthSpring, was announced as the ISE® Southeast People’s Choice Award Winner. The award represents the nominee who best exemplifies information security leadership as voted on by the registered attendees.

"The ISE® Southeast Awards 2010 is a well recognized platform for showcasing security executives and their project teams. Each year we raise the bar with the high caliber group of nominees who showcased best practices in information security on all levels and the innovation put forth by the project teams,” said Marci McCarthy, CEO and President of T.E.N.

Award winners were selected from the U.S. Southeast Region including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

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