SOURCE: Executive Alliance

April 21, 2008 08:37 ET

Top Information Security Award Winners Demonstrate Innovation, Vision and Results at ISE Central Awards Gala 2008

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership recognition forums and events worldwide, announced today the winners of the ISE Central Awards 2008.

The ISE Central Awards Gala at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas was the place to be on the evening of Thursday, April 17, 2008, where industry leaders and project teams were honored for their achievements in information security.

Brian Wrozek, IT Security and Disaster Recovery Manager, Texas Instruments, took home the coveted ISE Executive of the Year Central Award for 2008. He was awarded this accolade for his positive contributions to his company and outstanding accomplishments to the industry through risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy, and information security.

In addition to the winner, four other ISE Central Finalists were showcased during the event -- Mauricio Guerra, Director, Global Information Security, Dow Chemical Company; Scott Ksander, Executive Director IT Networks and Security, Chief Information Security Officer, Purdue University; Dave Morrow, Chief Security and Privacy Officer, EDS; Anne Rogers, Director, Information Safeguards, Waste Management.

New this year is the ISE Central Project of the Year Award, which recognizes an outstanding information security project completed in the past 12 to 18 months. This award honors the achievement of the team behind the project. Each project is required to have an executive sponsor who is responsible for overseeing the creation, development, implementation and execution of the project.

This year's winner was OhioHealth for their Identity and Access Management Project. Accepting the award was executive sponsor Mary Jo McElroy, Vice President, IT Compliance and Standards, and her team -- Cris Berry, Joe Greene, Jeff Krumholz, Annette Searfoss, and Scott Supman.

Christopher Leach, Chief Information Security Officer, ACS was named the People's Choice Award Winner for 2008. Chris received the tribute from the community of peers who attended the event and voted him as the executive who exemplifies the most attributes of a leader in the security industry.

The awards ceremony is part of the Executive Alliance Forum, an interactive platform that allows executives to discuss issues at the forefront of their business priorities.

"The stature of the ISE Awards in the IT industry is growing," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "The winners of this year's Project of the Year, People's Choice, and Executive of the Year Awards have demonstrated new and innovative solutions as well as the highest level of industry standards, which I believe is worth recognizing."

About the Sponsors

The ISE Central Forum and Awards 2008 is the property of Executive Alliance, Inc., and is brought to the business community by: Megabyte Sponsors -- Agilysys, Aveksa, nCircle, Qualys, and Symantec; Kilobyte Sponsors -- Apani, ArcSight, Courion, Fortify, Marshal, Ounce Labs, Passlogix, Reconnex, RSA-The Security Division of EMC, Sourcefire, and Verdasys; and Media Sponsors, InformationWeek Magazine and Infosecurity Magazine. 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

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