SOURCE: Executive Alliance

September 12, 2006 08:00 ET

Executive Alliance Announces Nominees for the Information Security Executive of the Year Tri-State™ Award 2006

Information Security and Risk Management Experts From New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Will Be Honored at Gala Event

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2006 -- Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums, announced today the nominees for the second annual Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Tri-State Award 2006. The ISE Tri-State Award™ honors the achievements of today's information security leaders in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey and will be presented at a gala awards ceremony on the evening of October 26 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City.

The award will be presented to a chief security officer or an executive in an equivalent position who demonstrates outstanding leadership and excellence in risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy and/or information/network security.

The nominees for the prestigious award are:

--  Joe Adornetto; Vice President, Information Security, Automatic Data
    Processing, Inc. (ADP)
--  Dr. Edward G. Amoroso; Chief Information Security Officer and Vice
    President, AT&T
--  Tom Boehm; Director of IT Security and Risk Management, Lucent
    Technologies, Inc.
--  Tom Bowers; Manager of Information Security Operations, Wyeth
--  James Brown; Chief Information Officer, United Cerebral Palsy of New
    York City
--  Sonia DaSilva; Information Security Officer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
    Cancer Center
--  David Giambruno; Director of Engineering, Security and Deployment,
    Pitney Bowes, Inc.
--  David Gurle'; Executive Vice President, Global Head of Collaboration
    Services, Reuters
--  Craig Lucca; Senior Director, Information Security, Bloomberg
--  Richard Menta; IT Security Awareness & Compliance Manager, Lucent
    Technologies, Inc.
--  Joseph J. Moorcones; Vice President, Worldwide Information Security,
    Johnson & Johnson
--  James Moore: Information Security Officer, Rochester Institute of
    Technology (RIT)
--  Anthony Passaniti; Head of Information Security - Americas, Swiss Re
--  Ken Pfeil; (Former) Chief Security Officer, Capital IQ, A Division of
    S & P
--  Barbara Saldano; Chief Information Security Officer, New York Office
    for Technology
--  Michael V. Scovetta; Information Security Manager, Risk Control, UBS
    Financial Services
--  Robert Shullich; Senior Security Technology Advisor, Bowne & Company,
--  Anthony Sica; Executive Director, Shiseido
--  Marc S. Sokol; Chief Security Officer, The Guardian Life Insurance
    Company of America
--  Matthew Speare; Group Vice President and Chief Information Security
    Officer, M & T Bank Corporation
--  Mark Warr; US Financial Services Chief Information Security Officer,
    ING Insurance Americas
--  Gerald Werner; Security Manager, Architect, PepsiCo International
Five finalists and a winner will be selected by a panel of Industry experts many of whom are ISE alumni, having been past nominees, finalists and winners. Utilizing criteria including effectiveness in leading information security organizations, developing innovative solutions to meet business challenges, and mentoring and motivating staff members, the judges will vote to determine the results which will not be revealed until the awards ceremony on October 26.

"This group of nominees and the industries they represent tell the story of how information security is an integral component of success in business," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "The ISE Tri-State Award™ provides recognition and honor to an elite corps of executives who make a difference in both our professional and personal lives."

Tickets are still available for the Award Gala and may be purchased online at

About the ISE Tri-State 2006 Sponsors

The Information Security Executive of the Year Tri-State Award 2006™, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc., is brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Megabyte -- Intellitactics and Vontu; Kilobyte -- Cenzic, Courion, Crossbeam Systems, CSC, ENDFORCE and Stonesoft; National Media -- Information Week Magazine, Network Computing Magazine and Optimize Magazine; Research Sponsor -- Symantec, National Association Sponsor -- ISSA CISO Executive Membership; Association Sponsor -- New York City Metro InfraGard Members Alliance, Inc.

About Executive Alliance and the ISE Awards

Executive Alliance is the creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums that honor and celebrate outstanding achievement of executives. These forums facilitate deep relationships within a network of peers, provide visibility for executives and their companies, and offer access and insight into the leaders of industries. Through an extensive platform of collaborative events, which include Industry Award Events, Summits, Executive Forums, Private Receptions and Customized Programs, Executive Alliance creates interactive assemblies for bringing together top executives and innovators in their field.

Recognized by Morgan Keegan as the largest and most widely recognized awards program for IT security executives, the ISE Award Program Series™ includes the ISE Southeast Award (Atlanta, GA), ISE Central Award (Dallas, TX), ISE New England Award (Boston, MA), ISE Mid-Atlantic Award (Washington DC), ISE West Award (San Francisco, CA), ISE Tri-State Award (New York, NY), and the ISE National Award (Orlando, FL). For more information on this prestigious award, visit

Contact Information

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    Tom Wethington
    Executive Alliance, Inc.