SOURCE: Executive Alliance

August 09, 2006 10:05 ET

Judges Panel to Name Winner Among Information Security Executive of the Year Tri-State™ Nominees

Data Asset and Privacy Protection, Risk Management and Leadership Skills are Evaluated by Industry Experts

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 9, 2006 --Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums, announced today the Judges Panel 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.

The judges will consider new nomination criteria that have been expanded in light of the growing and diversified role of Chief Information Security Officers and Chief Security Officers. The award will be presented to a chief security officer or an executive in an equivalent position who demonstrates outstanding leadership within the expanded criteria of excellence in risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy and/or information/network security.

As with the other regional ISE programs, the ISE Tri-State Judges Panel consists of industry veterans that include ISE Alumni who are previous winners, finalists and nominees. The ISE Tri-State Judges Panel includes:

--  Bruce Bonsall; Chief Information Security Officer and 2nd Vice
    President, MassMutual Financial Group;  ISE New England Award Winner 2006
--  Suzanne Hall; Director, IT Operations and Security, Information
    Security Officer, AARP; ISE Mid-Atlantic People's Choice Award Winner 2006
--  Melanie Moody; Associate Director, Information Security & Solutions,
    Procter & Gamble; ISE Central Award Finalist 2006
--  Sara Peters; Associate Editor, Computer Security Institute; CMP Media
--  Craig Shumard; Chief Information Security Officer, The CIGNA
    Corporation; ISE Tri-State Award Winner 2005
--  David Vordick; Chief Information Officer, USEC Inc.; ISE Mid-Atlantic
    Nominee 2006
The judges will meet privately to select five finalists and a winner; the results of their evaluation will be revealed at a gala celebration to be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City on Thursday evening, October 26, 2006.

Nominations Accepted Through August 25, 2006

Since the ISE Tri-State Award recognizes best practices that transcend industry and technology boundaries, the judges will consider nominations from security executives in all private and public companies, as well as government agencies and academic institutions.

Nominations must be received by Friday, August 25, 2006 via email to Full nomination criteria and additional information may be found at For questions, please call 404-982-8562.

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.

About Executive Alliance and the ISE Awards

Executive Alliance is the creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums that honor and record 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.