Information Security Executive(TM) (ISE(TM)) Southeast Winners Announced

By T.e.n., PRNE
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Aflac, Community Health Systems, Inc. Bring Home Top Honors in 2011

ATLANTA, March 17, 2011 - T.E.N.-Tech Exec Networks, Inc. announced finalists and winners last
evening for the ISE(TM) Southeast Awards 2011. 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(TM) Award was
Chris Ray, 2nd VP, Information Security and Software Change Management
(CISO), Aflac. Ray was recognized for ensuring customer information is
protected through his proactive and early adaptation of regulatory compliance
concerns with initiatives such as DLP, Identity Management, Incident Response
Training, Security Awareness (SAFE Program), Risk Management Process, and
Email Retention, to name a few.

Finalists for the Executive of the Year category were also recognized
during the awards program for their achievements in the industry. They
included Brad Sanford, CISO, Emory University and Glen Taylor, Vice
President, The Walt Disney Company.

The Information Security Project of the Year Award was awarded to
Community Health Systems, Inc. for "Identity Management." Accepting on behalf
of the project team was Scott Breece, Director of Security Strategy and
Compliance. The Identity Management project successfully demonstrated the
ability of an Identity Management team of three to maintain a steady state
for managing and provisioning a user base that has doubled in less than two
years. Through automation, the team met their goals within a tight budget and
timeline, which improved the end user experience and delivery of support.

Finalists for the Information Security Project of the Year Award included
the US Department of Health & Human Services for the HHS CyberSecurity
Technology project and Equifax for their Global Governance, Risk and
Compliance (GRC) Platform project.

As part of the evening's recognition, Glen Taylor, Vice President, The
Walt Disney Company, 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(TM) Southeast Awards 2011 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.

About T.E.N.

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networking and relationship marketing organization that facilitates
interaction with peers, industry visionaries and solutions providers.
Executive programs include the Information Security Executive (ISE(TM))
Program Series, roundtables, receptions, and marketing programs. For more
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