CIGNA Chief Information Security Officer to Receive Information Security Executive(TM) (ISE(TM)) Luminary Leadership Award 2010

By T.e.n., PRNE
Monday, October 4, 2010

ATLANTA, October 5, 2010 - T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and
relationship-marketing firm announced today that Craig Shumard, Chief
Information Security Officer for CIGNA Corporation (NYSE: CI) is the winner
of the prestigious ISE(TM) Luminary Leadership Award 2010. Shumard 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(TM) North America Awards held at the Gaylord
National Resort & Convention Center, Oxon Hill, MD on October 28, 2010.

Under Shumard's direction as Chief Information Security Officer of CIGNA
Corporation since 1999, CIGNA was ranked first in IT Security in the 2006
InformationWeek 500, and Shumard was named among the 2006 "Security 7" by
Information Security magazine. As a recognized thought leader in the area of
information protection, he acts as an industry spokesman at national
conferences and events, and is featured in national publications including
The Wall Street Journal, InformationWeek and CSO Magazine. Shumard also
earned the 2005 Information Security Executive(TM) (ISE(TM)) of the Year
Tri-State Award.

"As a global health service company, CIGNA faces complex challenges: we
are heavily regulated and manage nearly three petabytes of highly personal
health and financial data that we make increasingly accessible to those who
need it, while keeping this information secure, private, and out of the hands
who would abuse it," said CIGNA CIO Michael Woeller. "Information security is
an ongoing process and a flow. Craig Shumard is a valued colleague who not
only has a vast knowledge of the security issues and regulations, but has
been crucial in anticipating new challenges, adapting practical approaches to
implementing the techniques and technology to protect the private and
personal information of our 60 million customers worldwide."

Verdasys, the leader in Enterprise Information Protection solutions, will
present the award to Shumard. "It is our pleasure and honor to once again
sponsor this prestigious award and recognize the lifetime achievements of
outstanding security professionals, and especially to a winner with the
standing and accomplishments of Craig," said Nicholas Stamos, Founder and
President of Verdasys. "CIGNA continues to be a leader in delivering
innovative healthcare services while offering the highest protection to
sensitive customer and company information and an early adopter of Enterprise
Information Protection (EIP). Craig Shumard has been the energy, vision and
passion behind their success so it is only fitting that he receives this well
deserved accolade."

Marci McCarthy, CEO and President of T.E.N., said, "The ISE(TM) Luminary
Leadership Award is a lifetime achievement award given to a leader who has
proven ability to inspire and motivate others. Craig Shumard shows the
qualities that exemplify the award. He not only drives the company's key IT
security initiatives, but also has a larger focus on the industry and is well
respected by his company, his business partners and colleagues, as well as
the national media."

Founded in 2005, the ISE(TM) 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 and DuPont.

About Verdasys

Verdasys provides Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) solutions that
secure proprietary and sensitive data enabling Global 2000 companies to
successfully compete in today's highly collaborative and mobile environments.
Digital Guardian, the leading EIP market solution, is a centrally managed
data security platform that discovers, classifies, monitors, controls and
encrypts sensitive information at rest, in use and in motion across desktops,
laptops, mobile devices, email, web transactions, terminal servers and
enterprise applications. Verdasys customers are the global leaders in
financial services, insurance, technology, manufacturing, and healthcare
industries around the world. Companies serious about information protection
choose Verdasys.

About T.E.N.

T.E.N. is a national technology and information security executive
networking and relationship marketing organization that facilitates
interaction with peers, industry visionaries and solutions providers.
Executive programs include the Information Security Executive(TM) (ISE(TM))
Program Series, roundtables, receptions, and marketing programs. For more
information, visit and

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