SOURCE: Executive Alliance

April 04, 2005 08:00 ET

Executive Alliance Announces the Call for Nominations for the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year New England Awards™

Deadline Extended to Friday, April 15, 2005, at 5 pm

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 4, 2005 -- Executive Alliance, the premier provider of leadership-recognition forums, announced today the Call for Nominations for the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year New England Awards 2005 has been extended to Friday, April 15, 2005, at 5 pm due to numerous requests.

Security professionals that are a Chief Security Officer, Chief Information Officer or in an equivalent position are invited to join the growing nominee list of the New England area's top security executives representing Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island.

Nominees to date include representation from organizations such as MassMutual Financial Group, State Street Corporation, Northeastern University, Fairchild Semiconductor, Children's Hospital of Boston and EMC Corporation. Presented by Gigabyte sponsor, Courion Corporation, this award will honor New England's leading and most innovative information security pioneers at an evening award gala on Thursday, June 16, 2005, at the Marriott Longwharf in Boston, MA.

As this award applauds the information security pioneers whom 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.

For more information on the award including nominee criteria, application, and ticket sales please visit

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 Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, New
    Hampshire or Rhode Island
--  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 June 16, 2005, at the Marriott Longwharf in Boston, MA.

Nominations must be received by Friday, April 15, 2005, via email to or by fax to 404.633.4492.

About the ISE New England Award 2005 Sponsors

The Information Security Executive of the Year New England Award 2005, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc., is brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Gigabyte: Courion Corporation; Megabyte: Intellitactics and Lancope; Kilobyte: Webroot; Friends: Ad Hoc Communication Resources; Media: Network Computing, Network Magazine, and Secure Enterprise.

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

About Courion Corporation

Courion enables complex organizations to rapidly respond to constant change. Unlike traditional identity and access management technologies, Courion's Dynamic Community™-based Provisioning empowers organizations to deliver transparent compliance, sustained efficiencies and improved business velocity, by effectively adapting to and leveraging their changing business operations, technology infrastructure and organization. Over 250 enterprise customers worldwide including 60 of the FORTUNE 500 utilize Courion's Enterprise Provisioning Suite™ to securely automate routine, manual processes for user provisioning, password management, industry and regulatory compliance, profile management, and digital certificate management. For more information, contact Courion's headquarters in Framingham, MA, USA at 508-879-8400 or visit

Contact Information

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