SOURCE: Executive Alliance

March 17, 2008 08:09 ET

Unum and Home Depot IT Executives Win Coveted Awards for Visionary and Innovative Achievements in Information Security

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership recognition forums and events worldwide, announced today the winner of the Information Security Executive (ISE) Southeast Award 2008.

Achievements in the information security industry were recognized at the prestigious ISE Southeast Awards Gala on the evening of Thursday, March 13, 2008 at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia.

The coveted ISE Southeast Award was presented to Lynda Fleury, Assistant Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer at Unum, for her positive contributions 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 Southeast Finalists were showcased during the event -- Barry Lloyd, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer and Director of Operational Compliance, Delta Technology; David Palmer, Senior Director & Enterprise Information Security Officer, Hilton Hotels Corporation; Gene Scriven, Chief Information Security Officer, The Home Depot; and Wallace Wilhoite, Vice President, Security Operations, SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Gene Scriven, Chief Information Security Officer, The Home Depot, was named the People's Choice Award Winner for 2008. Gene received the accolade 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 Leadership Summit, a two-day interactive platform that allows executives to discuss issues at the forefront of their business priorities. The Summit included dynamic keynotes from Anne Kuhns, Vice President of Information Security & Chief Information Security Officer, The Walt Disney Company; and Denise Wood, Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, FedEx Corporation.

"Each year our judges are obligated to choose a winner from an outstanding group of finalists -- and this year was no exception," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "The stature of the ISE Award is validated by the prominent class of finalists and winners at this year's event."

About the Sponsors

The Executive Alliance Leadership Summit Featuring the ISE Southeast Awards 2008 is the property of Executive Alliance, Inc., and is brought to the business community by the following: Megabyte Sponsors -- Agilysys, Aveksa, and Symantec; Kilobyte Sponsors -- Apani, ArcSight, Brabeion, CSC, Forsythe, Fortify Software, Guardium, Intellinx, Marshal, nCircle, Ounce Labs, Passlogix, Reconnex, Stonesoft, and Watson SCS; Association Sponsors -- Metro Atlanta Information Systems Security Association and the Technology Association of Georgia, 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 or

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