SOURCE: Executive Alliance

September 19, 2005 09:00 ET

Industry Experts Participate in Judges' Panel for the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Tri-State Awards™

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2005 -- Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums, announced today that the judges panel for the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Tri-State Awards 2005 has met in New York. Their meeting included a thorough review of all the nominees and culminated in the selection of five finalists and one winner of the prestigious award.

The distinguished panel of judges is comprised of the following industry thought leaders as well as ISE Alumni:

    --  Mark Burnette, Global Information Security Officer, Willis
        --  Winner, ISE of the Year Southeast Award 2005™
    --  Denise DeAmore, Chief Information Security Officer,
        State Street Corporation
        --  Winner, ISE of the Year New England Award 2005™ and
            Winner, ISE New England People's Choice Award 2005™
    --  Mike Fratto, Editor, Secure Enterprise Magazine
    --  Kelly Hansen, Chief Executive Officer, Neohapsis
    --  Eric Schmidt, Chief Security Officer,
        Indiana University School of Medicine
        --  Finalist, ISE of the Year Midwest Award 2005™
    --  Kimberly Van Nostern, Chief Security Officer,
        Allstate Insurance Company
        --  Winner, ISE of the Year Midwest Award 2005 and Winner,
            ISE Midwest People's Choice Award 2005™
Nominees were evaluated based on information they submitted outlining their effectiveness in leading information security organizations, developing innovative solutions to meet business challenges, and mentoring and motivating staff members.

The results of the judging session will be kept secret until they are revealed at the award gala to be held on Thursday, October 27, 2005, at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square. The evening event is the pinnacle of a day of networking events that are staged in an environment of celebration, recognition and honor and that highlight the nominees' achievements.

"Our diligent panel of judges does the heavy work upfront," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "It is not an easy task to take this group of nineteen talented nominees and determine a winner. Now that they've completed the rigorous process, it is time to look forward to the big event and the announcement of the five finalists and winner."

Tickets are currently on sale for this gathering of the security industry's elite and may be purchased at

About the ISE Tri-State 2005 Sponsors

The Information Security Executive of the Year National Award 2005™, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc., is brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Megabyte -- Intellitactics and Lancope; Kilobyte -- Arbor Networks, Courion, CSC, Pointsec, Tizor and Webroot; National Media -- Network Computing, Network Magazine and Secure Enterprise; National Association -- CISO Executive Membership of ISSA; Association -- New York Chapter of ISSA; Friend -- Ad Hoc Communication Resources.

About Executive Alliance and ISE Awards

Executive Alliance, Inc. provides premium leadership-recognition forums that honor and recognize outstanding achievement of executives. These forums allow industry members to build deep relationships within a network of peers; the programs provide visibility for executives and their companies, and offer access and insight into the people leading these industries. Through an extensive platform of collaborative events, which include Industry Award Events, Summits, Executive Roundtables, Executive Forums, Private Receptions, and Customized Programs, Executive Alliance creates interactive forums for bringing together top executives, industry innovators and practitioners.

Based upon the success of the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Award™, the ISE Award Program Series™ was launched in 2005 to include the ISE Southeast Award (Atlanta, GA), ISE Midwest Award (Chicago, IL), ISE New England Award (Boston, MA), ISE Tri-State Award (New York, NY), and the ISE National Award (Washington, DC), to recognize outstanding leadership and exemplary achievement in the field of information security. For more information on this prestigious award, visit

Contact Information

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    Shelli Ryan, APR
    Ad Hoc Communications Resources, LLC
    (for Executive Alliance)