SOURCE: Executive Alliance

September 09, 2008 08:40 ET

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Information Security Leaders to Be Recognized at the Information Security Executive Northeast Forum and Awards Gala 2008

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership recognition forums worldwide, announced today the nominees for the Information Security Executive (ISE) Northeast Awards for 2008.

The ISE Northeast Awards recognize information security executives and project teams for outstanding achievement in the information security industry.

Nominees from across the Northeast Region, including Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont will be honored at the spectacular awards ceremony held on the evening of Thursday, October 16, 2008 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City, NY.

The ISE Northeast Executive of the Year Award Nominees are:

--  Marc Appelbaum, CISSP, Manager, Information Security, Vonage, Holmdel,
--  Steve Attias, CISSP, CISM, First Vice President and Chief Information
    Security Officer, New York Life Insurance Company, New York, NY
--  Anish Bhimani, Managing Director, Risk & Security Management, JPMorgan
    Chase & Co., New York, NY
--  Brad Blake, Director of IT, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
--  Alberto Cardona, Director of Enterprise Security, The New York Times
    Company, New York, NY
--  Brian Cohen, Associate Vice Chancellor and University Chief
    Information Officer, The City University of New York, New York, NY
--  Todd Colvin, CISSP, CISA, CISM, GSNA, Director of Enterprise Data
    Security, Paychex, Inc., Webster, NY
--  Doug Concepcion, Chief Information Security Officer, United Nations
    Population Fund, West New York, NJ
--  Paul de Graaff, Global Information Security Officer and Senior Vice
    President, Global Operations and Systems, American International Group,
    Inc, New York, NY
--  Charles J. De Sanno, Executive Director, Enterprise Infrastructure
    Engineering, Department of Veterans Affairs - Enterprise Technology and
    Infrastructure Engineering, Brooklyn, NY
--  Steven Harkola, APICS(CPIM), ITIL Director, Support Services, Energy
    East, Rochester, NY
--  Craig Lucca, CISSP, CISA, Manager, Security Administration and
    Management, Bloomberg, New York, NY
--  Peter Milla, Chief Information Officer, Survey Sampling International,
    Fairfield, CT
--  Michael Miller, CISSP, Vice President of Global Security and Services,
    Global Crossing, Ltd., Rochester, NY
--  Robert Pappagianopoulos, Corporate Director, Technical Services and
    Operations; Chief Information Security Officer, Partners HealthCare System,
    Inc., Charlestown, MA
--  Sunil Seshadri, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Information
    Security, NYSE Euronext, New York, NY
--  Deborah Snyder, Information Security Officer, NYS Office of Temporary
    and Disability Assistance (OTDA), Albany, NY
--  Dan Tigar, Executive Vice President of Security, Citigroup, Inc., New
    York, NY
--  Gerald Werner, PepsiCo International Security Manager, PepsiCo, Inc.,
    Valhalla, NY
--  Paul Young, Information Security Director, Henry Schein, Inc.,
    Melville, NY

New in 2008, the Information Security Project of the Year Award honors the team behind the project. This accolade is presented to a project team that has successfully completed an information security project in the past 12-18 months that greatly impacted an organization's risk management or information security posture.

The ISE Northeast Project of the Year Award Nominees are:

--  Alcatel-Lucent
--  Boston Medical Center
--  Global Crossing Ltd
--  JP Morgan Chase & Co.
--  Partners HealthCare System, Inc.
--  People's United Bank
--  Department of Veterans Affairs-Enterprise Technology and
    Infrastructure Engineering

In addition to the awards, the nominees and project teams participate in the ISE Northeast Executive Forum comprised of cutting-edge speakers and interactive discussions focused on business issues, best practices, and solutions.

"We are excited about this year's accomplished nominees," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "The ISE Northeast Forum and Awards program, now in its sixth year, is a great opportunity for these leaders to discuss their challenges and solutions and recognize the outstanding contributions of their peers in this industry."

Registration for the ISE Executive Forum, Gourmet Dinner, and Awards Gala is currently available at

"ISE recognizes the security leaders who embody the high standard to which all security practitioners should strive to achieve," said Brian Cleary, VP of marketing for Aveksa. "Aveksa is proud to sponsor the ISE Northeast 2008 Awards and we look forward to recognizing its noteworthy group of nominees at this year's Executive Forum and Awards Gala."

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Executive Alliance at or 1-404-982-8562.

About the Sponsors

The ISE Northeast Executive Forum and Awards 2008 is the property of Executive Alliance, Inc., and is brought to the business community by the following: Gigabyte Sponsor -- Aveksa; Megabyte Sponsors -- Agilysys, ArcSight, Fortify, Ounce Labs, Symantec; Kilobyte Sponsors -- Apani, Brabeion Software, Breach, Cenzic ChosenSecurity, Courion, nCircle, Passlogix, Protegrity, Reconnex, Secerno, StoneSoft, WebSense; IT Security Education Sponsor -- Security University; Media Sponsors -- InformationWeek and Infosecurity Magazines.

About Aveksa -- Gigabyte Sponsor

Aveksa provides the most comprehensive, enterprise-class, access governance, risk management and compliance solution. Aveksa automates the monitoring, reporting, certification and remediation of user entitlements and roles; enables role discovery and lifecycle management; and delivers unmatched visibility into the true state of user access rights. With Aveksa, business, security and compliance teams can effectively collaborate and enforce accountability. Our growing customer base includes leading global Fortune 2000 organizations in financial services, healthcare, retail, transportation and manufacturing. For more information, go to

About Executive Alliance

Executive Alliance is recognized worldwide as the premier organization for creating leadership recognition forums that honor and celebrate outstanding achievements of executives in different industries. These forums facilitate deep relationships and provide visibility for executives and their companies while offering access and insight to the key people leading these industries.

Recognized by Morgan Keegan as the largest most widely recognized awards program for IT security executives, the Executive Alliance ISE Award Program Series includes these regions and cities, Southeast/Atlanta; Central/Dallas; Mid-Atlantic/Washington, DC; United Kingdom/London, England; West/San Francisco; Northeast/New York City; and National/Washington, D.C. Included in the Executive Alliance series is the Data Center Executive of the Year Awards (DaCEY). For more information, visit or

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