ATLANTA, July 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that nominations have opened now through September 15th, for the ISE(TM) North America Awards 2010. The Information Security Executive(TM) of the Year Award is presented annually on a regional and national basis to a chief information security executive or their equivalent who has made a positive impact through risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy and information security. The Project of the Year Award recognizes a project completed in the past 12- 18 months that has had an impact on an organization's risk management or information security posture.

Winners, finalists and qualified nominees will be recognized at the ISE(TM) North America Awards Gala to be held on October 27-28, 2010 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Oxon Hill, MD. The ISE(TM) North America Awards are held in conjunction with a two-day Leadership Summit at the CSI 2010 Conference, which includes keynote speakers, interactive, roundtables moderated by the CISOs and VPs of participating companies, and hot topic panel discussions.

Eligible nominees are selected from all regions of North America including the U.S. and Canada. Last year's ISE(TM) North America Award finalists and winners include the top information security executives and their project teams from Lockheed Martin Corporation, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), NASA, The Walt Disney Company, Proctor & Gamble, Qualcomm, U.S. Department of Defense, People's United Bank, Paychex, Inc., Wells Fargo & Company, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of California and DuPont.

For the ISE(TM) North America Awards, both the executive and project categories for nomination include the commercial, government and academic/non-profit sectors. Executive or project teams can be self-nominated in addition to entries by supervisors, employees, peers, or technology partners. Anyone interested in nominating for the "Executive of the Year" and "Project of the Year" may download nomination forms at:

In addition to the questions that are to be completed for evaluation by the judges, the nomination form contains information on the history of the awards, judging process, award criteria, and next steps. Nominations are sent to T.E.N.'s distinguished panel of ISE(TM) North America Judges for review and scoring. The panel of judges typically consists of previous finalists and winners of the ISE(TM) Awards. Judges have the final approval in determining whether an executive or project team is qualified to participate as a nominee at either the regional or national level. Finalists and winners are not announced publicly until the evening of the awards.

Considered by many to be "the premier recognition and networking program for security professionals," the ISE(TM) Awards Program Series has been recognized as the industry leader in showcasing executives and their teams in the information security industry across the U.S., Canada and Europe. During the Leadership Summit and Awards, ISE(TM) Nominees and Project Teams are honored both during the business segments and the evening awards gala. They are also recognized through press coverage and inclusion on T.E.N.'s website as well as other award promotions.

About T.E.N.

T.E.N. is a national technology and information security executive networking and relationship marketing organization that facilitates interaction with peers, industry visionaries and solutions providers. Executive programs include the Information Security Executive(TM) (ISE(TM)) Program Series, roundtables, receptions, and marketing programs. For more information, visit and

About CSI

Managed by UBM Live, CSI (Computer Security Institute) is the original and leading educational membership organization for information security professionals, with over 30 years of experience in the industry. Our mission is simple: to provide information security professionals with the resources with which to succeed. At the forefront of security trends and research, CSI is uniquely qualified to provide the Events, Educational Programs & Products offering the practical, yet often undiscovered, insight, strategies and trends that will protect organizations and their assets. For more information, visit For sponsor information, please contact Nadine Schwartz- +1-609-759-7614 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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