SOURCE: Executive Alliance

June 20, 2005 08:00 ET

Top Information Security Leaders Named at the Information Security Executive of the Year New England Award 2005™

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 20, 2005 -- Executive Alliance, the premier provider of leadership-recognition forums, and Courion® Corporation, the Presenting Gigabyte sponsor, today announced that Denise DeAmore, Chief Information Security Officer of State Street Corporation (Boston, MA), was named the winner of the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year New England Award 2005 and winner of the ISE New England People's Choice Award™.

The finalists for the prestigious award included Bruce Bonsall, Chief Information Security Officer of MassMutual Financial Group (Springfield, MA), Carl Burgess, Director of Information Security of Fairchild Semiconductor (South Portland, ME), Jason Jeffords, Director of Security Services at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), and Paul Scheib, Chief Information Security Officer at Children's Hospital of Boston (Boston, MA).

The winner and finalists were chosen from among many of the top information security officers in the New England region at the premier information security executive recognition forum held on the evening of June 16, 2005, at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

The ISE New England Awards honor the achievements of today's information security pioneers and recognizes excellence in managing enterprise-wide network and Internet security systems in the New England region of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The ISE Nominees were evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges based on information they submitted outlining their effectiveness in managing internal security organizations, mentoring and motivating staff members and developing innovative security strategies and solutions to meet business challenges.

"We are honored to present the ISE New England Award to Denise DeAmore in recognition of her outstanding leadership in building an organization that has focused on using information security as an enabler in helping to drive her company forward," said Chris Zannetos, president and CEO of Courion Corporation, the presenting sponsor of the award. "The team at Courion congratulates all of the New England finalists and nominees for their innovation and achievements."

"The ISE New England People's Choice Award reflects the community's respect for security leadership," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "Denise DeAmore was selected from among the nominees through a poll of registered attendees at the Awards Gala. We are honored to recognize Denise as this year's award winner."

About the ISE New England Award 2005 Sponsors

The Information Security Executive of the Year New England Award 2005, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc., is brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Gigabyte: Courion Corporation; Megabyte: Intellitactics, Lancope and Mazu Networks; Kilobyte: CSC, Pointsec, and Webroot; Association: ISSA-CISO Executive Membership, Friends: Ad Hoc Communication Resources; Media: Network Computing, Network Magazine, and Secure Enterprise.

About Executive Alliance and ISE Awards

Executive Alliance is the premier organization for creating leadership-recognition forums that honor and recognize outstanding achievements of executives in different industries. These forums facilitate the building of deep relationships within a network of peers; 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 and innovators in their field.

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 and tickets, please visit

About Courion Corporation

Courion enables complex organizations to rapidly respond to constant change. Unlike traditional identity and access management technologies, Courion's Dynamic Community™-based Provisioning empowers organizations to deliver transparent compliance, sustained efficiencies and improved business velocity, by effectively adapting to and leveraging their changing business operations, technology infrastructure and organization. Over 250 enterprise customers worldwide including 60 of the Fortune 500 utilize Courion's Enterprise Provisioning Suite™ to securely automate routine, manual processes for user provisioning, password management, industry and regulatory compliance, profile management, and digital certificate management. For more information, contact Courion's headquarters in Framingham, MA, USA at 508-879-8400 or visit

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