Chevron’s Richard Jackson to Receive Information Security Executive® (ISE®) Luminary Leadership Award 2011

ISE® Luminary Leadership Award recognizes outstanding contributions in information security

Atlanta, GA (October 5, 2011) –T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm announced today that Richard Jackson, general manager of global information risk management for Chevron Corporation is the winner of the prestigious ISE® Luminary Leadership Award 2011. Jackson will be recognized for his distinguished service, stewardship, and outstanding contributions in advancing the information security industry. The award will be presented during the ISE® North America Awards held at the Nov. 16-17, 2011 at the Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, Va.

As general manager of global information risk management for Chevron, one of the world’s largest Fortune 500 corporations, Jackson meets and exceeds his role in ensuring that the company’s diverse and global IT infrastructure complies with regulations and standards. Currently a member of the Executive Committee of the United States Dept. of Homeland Security-sponsored Project Logiic Consortium, Jackson has also served leadership roles as founder and chairperson of the American Petroleum Institute’s Information Technology Security Forum and executive director of the FBI’s San Francisco Bay Area Infra-Gard Chapter. He was awarded the prestigious 2007 Visionary Award by Symantec Corporation and was a finalist in the 2006 Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Awards, as well as a recipient of Information Security Magazine’s2005 Security 7 Award. As a sought after industry speaker and advisor on IT security best practices, he has appeared at numerous industry conferences and shows. In addition, Jackson is a contributing writer to the “Wiley Handbook of Science & Technology for Homeland Security,” offering a critical guide to scientific research that supports global counterterrorism efforts.

“Chevron is a global company with operations in over 100 countries around the world, all of which are enabled by information and information technology where security and reliability are paramount,” said Louie Ehrlich, Chevron CIO. “Richard Jackson, our general manager of information risk management, has for over a decade led the charge to protect Chevron’s information assets. His passion for the business, coupled with his practical approach to a complex set of risks set the bar for what leadership looks like in this space. He is our Information Security Executive of the Year, every year, and I am very pleased to see this recognized externally with the Luminary Leadership award,” he added.

Verdasys, a leading provider of Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) solutions, will present the award to Jackson. “We’re honored to sponsor this prestigious award which celebrates the lifetime achievements of outstanding security professionals like Rich Jackson,” said Jim Ricotta, president and CEO, Verdasys. “At Chevron, Jackson has achieved significant business results and is noted for his ability to take risks and to be a visionary, while striving for continuous improvement. We applaud the efforts of professionals that strive to raise the bar for security management.”

Marci McCarthy, CEO and president of T.E.N., said, “We offer warmest congratulations to Rich Jackson, a remarkable and charismatic leader that has overcome personal challenges to achieve professional success. He is admired not only by his peers and employees, but also by the entire business community and myself. He truly embodies the ISE® Luminary Leadership Award through a lifetime of career successes and accomplishments.”

Founded in 2005, the ISE® Luminary Leadership Award is bestowed on annual basis to honor an outstanding leader and industry practitioner for their distinguished service, stewardship and contributions in advancing the information security industry. Past recipients of the award include executives from Security Risk Solutions, AT&T, U.S. Trust, DuPont and CIGNA.

About Chevron
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at

About Verdasys
Verdasys ( provides Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) solutions to manage proprietary data and assure the integrity of business processes in highly collaborative and mobile environments for the world’s most secure organizations. Verdasys, a leader in the 2011 Content Aware Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Magic Quadrant, offers the industry’s most complete data security platform for identifying sensitive information; auditing and controlling its uses by privileged insiders; and preventing its compromise by targeted cyber attacks. Verdasys Digital Guardian protects sensitive data across mobile and virtual environments, file servers, emails, and networks for government agencies and global leaders in manufacturing, automotive, technology, financial services, insurance, biopharmaceuticals, and healthcare. Companies serious about information protection choose Verdasys.

About T.E.N.
T.E.N., a national technology and security executive networking organization, facilitates peer-to-peer relationships between top executives, industry visionaries and solutions providers. Nominated for numerous industry awards, T.E.N.’s executive leadership programs enable information exchange, collaboration and decision-making. Their flagship program, the nationally acclaimed Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Program Series and Awards, is the nation’s largest leadership recognition and networking program for security professionals. Other offerings include the Software Security Assurance Summit Series and the ISE® Industry Expert Advisory Services, empowering IT solutions providers to gain access to highly credentialed IT business veterans’ expertise. For information, visit and