Awards Atlanta 2016

2016 Award Winners

CCISO of the Year
Luis Noguerol

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CISO of the Year
Medha Balodkar

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Most Improved Information Security Program of the Year
Juan Gomez-Sanchez

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Innovative Project of the Year
Chen Heffer

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Award Categories

CCISO of the Year

This award, available only to EC-Council Certified CISOs (C|CISOs), recognizes an individual’s outstanding work in information security. We will be honoring one C|CISO who has contributed to the information security industry, shown tremendous professional growth and achievement, and has promoted strong, innovative security practices. When submitting your nomination package for this award, please be sure to include a summary of your work and career advancement over the last year, how you have positively impacted the information security industry. Your entry will be evaluated by a panel of highly qualified information security executives, so make sure that what you present will impress your audience.


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CISO of the Year

This award, available only to Information Security Executives (VP, CISO, etc.), recognizes an individual’s outstanding work in information security. We will be honoring one executive who has contributed to the information security industry, shown tremendous professional growth and achievement, and has promoted strong, innovative security practices. When submitting your nomination package for this award, please be sure to include a summary of your work and career advancement over the last year and how you have positively impacted the information security industry. Your entry will be evaluated by a panel of highly qualified information security executives, so make sure that what you present will impress your audience.


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Innovative Security Project of the Year

This award is intended to recognize the most innovative security project of the year. The nomination must include the following details:

  • Brief description of the project and its goals
  • How the project supported the business/organization by being:
    • Cost effective
    • Impactful to the business or security operations
    • Creative in its use or creation of new models
    • Groundbreaking
    • Measurable – please include statistics on how the project impacted budget, time, or other measurable indicators.

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Most Improved Information Security Program of the Year

This award is intended to recognize improvements in information security programs that have made use of innovative strategies to bring value quickly to a security program and the overall business/organization’s goals. The nomination must include the following:

  • A baseline of the security program before improvements including measurable indicators
  • The methods used to improve the program
  • Challenges encountered and the solutions implemented to overcome them A thorough analysis of the program after improvements were implemented including measurable indicators

Nominate

2016 Finalists

Categories:

CISO of the YearCCISO of the YearInnovative Security Project of the YearMost Improved Information Security Program of the Year

CISO of the Year

Syed AzherSyed AzherChief Information Security Officer at Impact Group
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Aizuddin Mohd GhazaliAizuddin Mohd GhazaliHead / Vice President, IT Risk & Security Management at Sime Darby Group
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Michael D. MolinaroMichael D. MolinaroChief Information Security Officer

Vice President, Information Technology

BioReference Laboratories, Inc.

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BobbyDominguezBobby DominguezChief Strategy & Security Officer

Lynx Technology Partners, Inc.

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Youseff-2Youssef ElmaltyHead of Cyber Security – IBM
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Amit-GhodekarAmit Ghodekar

Chief Information Security Officer, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd.

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Pavankumar-BolisettyPavankumar Bolisetty B.E., M.S.CEH, CHFI, ECSA, CISSP, CISA, CIW.SA, MCSE, CCNA, SCJP, SND, ITIL, ISO 27001 L.A.

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MedhaBhalodkarMedha BhalodkarChief Information Security Officer

Columbia University

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marvin-marinMarvin MarinProgram Manager

NetCentrics

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Jared CarstensenChief Information Security Officer, CRH plc

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CCISO of the Year

AdeniranSerikiNiran SerikiSenior Cyber Security Consultant,

External Consultant, EU Institutions

Chief Information Security Officer – Shekinah Information Security Consultancy Ltd. UK.

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paulhornPaul Horn

CISO,

HD Vest Financial Services

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LuisODr. Luis O. Noguerol

Information System Security Officer – Chief Technology Officer

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Innovative Security Project of the Year

Untitled-2Dan Nagle

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AdeniranSerikiNiran SerikiSenior Cyber Security Consultant,

External Consultant, EU Institutions

Chief Information Security Officer – Shekinah Information Security Consultancy Ltd. UK.

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ChenHeffer-2Chen Heffer

Cyber Security Officer, Douglas County Government, Colorado.

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Most Improved Information Security Program of the Year

Paul MediciPaul Medici

Director at Fidelity Investments

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ChadCottleChad Cottle

Chief Information Security Officer

City of Lexington, KY

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Juan Gomez-SanchezJuan Gomez-Sanchez

CISSP-ISSAP, CISM, C|CISO, PCIP

Chief Security Officer, Lennar Corporation


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2015 Award Winners

CCISO of the Year
Neil Gaudreau

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CISO of the Year
Ben Halpert

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Innovative Project of the Year
Paul Medici

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Most Improved Information Security Program of the Year
Bobby Malek

Bobby Malek

2014 Award Winners

CCISO of the Year
Paul Medici

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CIO of the Year
Vanessa Lapins

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CISO of the Year
Mark Leary

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