SOURCE: Cenzic

September 19, 2006 12:00 ET

Information Security Executive of the Year West to Be Named in Gala Ceremony Co-Sponsored by Cenzic

Award Recognizes Outstanding Achievement in Information Security and Risk Management

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2006 -- Cenzic, a leading provider of automated application security assessment and compliance solutions, will be co-sponsoring the first annual Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year West Award this week at the ISE West Executive Forum and Award Gala/ISSA CISO Executive Forum. The finalists, comprised of chief security executives from Fortune 500 companies including The Boeing Company, Fox Entertainment, Washington Mutual Card Services, Starbucks Corp., Qwest, State of Oregon, and Warner Brothers, will be honored at a gala ceremony on September 21 at the W Hotel in San Francisco.

The Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year is defined as a leader who guides the company's risk management, data asset protection, privacy and network security efforts to improve the enterprise 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 an information security vendor or services provider.

Produced and hosted by the Executive Alliance, the ISE Awards recognize a diverse and exemplary group of security executives for their individual achievements and excellence in managing enterprise-wide network and Internet security systems. The Western region covers Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, and includes information security professionals in various industries including education, entertainment, finance, insurance and information technology.

"Security threats are serious business," said Mandeep Khera, vice president of marketing for Cenzic. "Whether it's a network intrusion or, as we're seeing more of today, a direct attack on a web application and potentially millions of customer records, these IT security leaders work around the clock to protect against security breaches."

"These awards honor the achievements of today's information security pioneers," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "We are pleased to bring the ISE Awards to the West for the first time, with sponsors like Cenzic who are instrumental in enabling IT security solutions for these leaders."

For more information about the Information Security Executive of the Year West Award, visit:

About Cenzic

Cenzic is a leading provider of the next-generation enterprise software and a leading Managed Service offering for automated application security assessment and compliance that allows Fortune 1000 corporations, mid-sized corporations, and government organizations to dramatically improve the security of web applications throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC).

Cenzic® Hailstorm®, the most accurate and extensible product in the industry, enables security experts, QA professionals, and developers to work together to assess, analyze, and remediate applications for security vulnerabilities. Hailstorm benefits include reduced security risk and liability, lower development and testing costs, and faster time-to-market. Cenzic® ClickToSecure™ service is one of the industry's first Software as a Service (SaaS) to combine the power of an enterprise-class application security assessment product with the flexibility of a managed security service. Cenzic Assessment Methodology completes the solution with a state-of-the-art business process consulting service to help customers improve their application security methodologies. Cenzic solutions are the most accurate, comprehensive, and extensible in the industry. Cenzic's current focus includes financial services, e-retail, healthcare, and government sectors. For more information, visit

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