SOURCE: Executive Alliance

July 18, 2005 09:00 ET

Call for Nominations Underway for Top Security Executives in the United States for the Information Security Executive of the Year National Award 2005

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 18, 2005 -- Executive Alliance, Inc., creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition programs, has announced a Call for Nominations for the second annual Information Security Executive of the Year National Award 2005 (ISE National Award 2005). The company also announced Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) has become the Award's first Terabyte Sponsor, a new sponsorship level of the ISE National Award 2005.

Nomination forms for ISE National Award 2005 are currently available at and will be accepted through Friday, August 19, 2005. The ISE National Award 2005 winner will be named at a gala evening event on Monday, November 14, 2005, held in conjunction with CSI's 32nd annual Computer Security Conference and Exhibition at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

Founded to recognize the innovators who have made a contribution to the information security industry as well as to their companies and organizations, ISE National Award nominations are cultivated from security executives in all private and public companies, government agencies and academic institutions. Nominees are evaluated by a distinguished and discerning panel of industry experts and practitioners, some of whom are past ISE nominees and winners.

"The Call for Nominations is always an exciting time for us but especially so for the ISE National Award," stated Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "In 2005, we have grown by expanding this recognition program into four regions of the United States. It is truly gratifying to top off the year by recognizing security executives nominated from across the entire country."

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 defining attributes of the Information Security Executive include the following:

--  Member of management
--  Responsible for information security performance as well as tactical
    security and business decisions.
--  Promotes a security vision that supports the organization's strategy
--  Proven track record of information security leadership
--  Employed by a business or oversees the security infrastructure of a
    subsidiary that is located in the United States of America
--  Creates a work environment that is positive and rewarding to employees
--  Nominees are asked to attend the awards reception and gala on the
    evening of November 14, 2005 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in
    Washington, DC.
--  Nominations must be received by Friday, August 19, 2005 via email to
About the ISE National 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: Terabyte - Symantec, Megabyte - Intellitactics and Lancope; Kilobyte - CSC, Human Factors 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, 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

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