SOURCE: Executive Alliance

June 13, 2005 09:00 ET

Call for Nominations Underway for Top Security Executives in the Tri-State Region for the Information Security Executive of the Year Tri-State Award 2005

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2005 -- Executive Alliance, the premier provider of leadership-recognition forums, announced today the Call for Nominations for the first annual Information Security Executive of the Year Tri-State Award 2005 (ISE Tri-State Award 2005) is underway. Nomination forms for this prestigious award are currently available at and will be accepted until Friday, July 29, 2005. The winner of this award will be named at an evening Award Gala on Thursday, October 27, 2005, at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square in New York, NY.

Built upon the foundation of very successful award programs celebrating security executives at the regional and national basis, the ISE Tri-State Award will be presented to a chief security officer or an executive in an equivalent position who has overall responsibility for network and/or Internet security and who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the field of information security in the Tri-State region of Connecticut, New Jersey, or New York.

Since this award applauds the information security pioneers who have made a contribution to their organization and the industry, nominations are encouraged from security executives in all private and public companies, as well as, government agencies and academic institutions. These nominees will be evaluated by a distinguished panel of industry experts and past ISE nominees and winners.

"The Tri-State area has outstanding executive talent in the information security industry," stated Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "In 2005, we have expanded this recognition award forum throughout the Southeast, Midwest and New England regions, and now we are particularly excited about introducing the ISE Tri-State Award in 2005 to celebrate the successes of the security executives and their companies and the industry in this region."

Nominee Criteria

The Information Security Executive of the Year is defined as a leader who guides the effective use of information/Internet/network security to improve his or her company's cyber security posture while proactively implementing security technology and processes. This person can be a CSO, CISO, CTO, CIO, vice president, director or manager from IT, networking or security departments, but cannot be a network security vendor or service provider. Other characteristics of the Information Security Executive should include the following:

--  Must be primarily responsible for the information security performance
    of the company or organization as well as tactical security and business
--  Promotes a security vision that supports the organization's strategy
--  Must be a member of management
--  Must have a proven track record of information security leadership
--  Must be employed by a business or oversee the security infrastructure
    of a subsidiary that is located in Connecticut, New Jersey or New York
--  Creates a work environment that is positive and rewarding to employees
--  All nominees are asked to attend the awards reception and gala on the
    evening of October 27, 2005, at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square in New
    York, NY.
Nominations must be received by Friday, July 29, 2005, via email to or by fax to 404.633.4492.

About the ISE Tri-State 2005 Sponsors

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

About Executive Alliance and ISE Awards

Executive Alliance is the premier organization for creating leadership-recognition forums that honor and recognize outstanding achievements of executives in different industries. These forums facilitate the building of deep relationships within a network of peers; 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 and innovators in their field.

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

  • Media Contacts:
    Shelli Ryan, APR
    Ad Hoc Communication Resources, LLC
    (for Executive Alliance)