SOURCE: Executive Alliance

August 22, 2005 12:13 ET

Leaders in Security Industry Named as Judges for the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year National Award™

Great Interest in Awards Program Drives Extended Call for Nominations

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 22, 2005 -- Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums, along with Terabyte Sponsor Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), announced today a number of outstanding industry players as judges for the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year National Award 2005™. In response to numerous requests, the companies have also announced the event's Call for Nominations has been extended to Friday, September 9, 2005.

For more information on the award including nominee criteria and application, please visit Nominations must be received by Friday, September 9, 2005, via email to

The second annual ISE of the Year National Award will honor the country's security pioneers on Monday, November 14, 2005 and will be held in conjunction with the CSI 32nd Annual Computer Security Conference and Exhibition at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

The nominees will be evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges comprised of industry experts and practitioners, including:

--  Phil Agcaoili; Chief Security Architect, Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
--  Mike Fratto; Editor, Secure Enterprise Magazine
--  Gene Fredriksen; VP, Information Security, Raymond James Financial
--  Ann Garrett; CISO, State of North Carolina
--  Kelly Hansen; CEO, Neohapsis
--  Paul  Huesken; Director, Information Assurance, The Coca-Cola Company
--  Donna Richmond; Security Advisor, Aetna Information Services
"The list of judges for ISE of the Year™ National 2005 is a testament to the significance the award has taken on in only its second year of existence," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "We consider all the nominees to be winners just by merit of their association to our judges and to one another."

Security Professionals who are a CSO, CISO or an equivalent are invited to join the growing nominee list of top security executives in the United States. The award will be presented to a chief security officer or an executive in an equivalent position who has overall responsibility for network and/or Internet security and who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the field of information security. Nominations are encouraged from security executives in all private and public companies, as well as government agencies and academic institutions.

About the ISE National 2005 Sponsors

The Information Security Executive of the Year National Award 2005™, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc., is brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Terabyte: Presenting Gigabyte and ISE/CSI Member's Choice -- Symantec Corporation; Megabyte -- Intellitactics and Lancope; Kilobyte -- CSC, The Human Factor, Tizor, Trusted Network Technologies and Webroot; National Media -- Network Computing, Network Magazine and Secure Enterprise; National Association -- CISO Executive Membership of ISSA; and Friend -- Ad Hoc Communication Resources.

About Executive Alliance and ISE Awards

Executive Alliance, Inc. provides premium leadership-recognition forums that honor and recognize outstanding achievement of executives. These forums allow industry members to build deep relationships within a network of peers; the programs 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, industry innovators and practitioners.

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

Contact Information

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