T.E.N. Announces Call for Nominations for Information Security Executive® (ISE®) Southeast Awards 2012

Applications Accepted Through January 13, 2012

ATLANTA – November 28, 2011 - T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that nominations are open through January 13, 2012 for the ISE® Southeast Awards 2012. Awards presented will include Information Security Executive® Awards for both Executive and Project categories.

Nominees, finalists and winners will be recognized at the ISE® Southeast Executive Forum and Awards to be held on March 13, 2012 at the Westin Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The Executive Forum includes keynote speakers, interactive roundtables moderated by the CISOs and VPs of participating companies and panel discussions. Finalists and winners in both categories are announced at the Awards Gala that evening and are recognized through press coverage and inclusion on the T.E.N. and ISE® websites.

The ISE® Southeast Award for the Executive Category is given to a chief information security executive who has made a positive impact through risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy and information security. In addition, the ISE® Southeast Award for the Project Category will recognize an information security project completed in the past 12-18 months that has had a positive impact on an organization’s risk management or information security posture. Eligible nominees are selected from the U.S. Southeast region including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Executives and/or project teams can be self-nominated in addition to entries by supervisors, employees, peers, or technology partners. In addition to the questions that are to be completed for judging, the nomination form contains information on the history of the awards, judging process, award criteria, and next steps. All nominations are sent to T.E.N.’s distinguished panel of ISE® judges for review and scoring. Anyone interested in nominating for the ISE® Southeast Awards may download the forms at: www.iseprograms.com/southeast_nominations.asp

“We’re honored to celebrate the ISE® Awards Programs TENth anniversary and showcase the success of leaders and their project teams who comprise the information security industry. The ISE® Programs provide Information Security Executives® the ability to connect, collaborate and celebrate with their colleagues while recognizing and awarding outstanding leadership and innovation,” said Marci McCarthy, CEO and president, T.E.N.

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 www.ten-inc.com and www.iseprograms.com