CSO Recognizes the Top Security Initiatives Demonstrating Business Value & Thought Leadership

The 2019 CSO50 honorees are driving innovation in the security field, implementing world class security strategies and practices


Boston, Mass., Oct. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IDG’s CSO – the premier security media brand providing insight into business risk leadership – is proud to announce the 2019 CSO50 Award winners (click to tweet). Each year, CSO recognizes 50 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. Evaluated by a judging committee including security experts, academics and CSOs, the CSO editorial team selected the 50 honorees based on details provided in their nomination.

“This year’s class of CSO50 award winners raise the bar on security innovation,” said Amy Bennett, executive editor, CSO. “While delivering business value and demonstrating thought leadership are the metrics on which they are measured, the greater value is in the peer-to-peer sharing of ideas, approaches and best practices across a range of industries and company sizes. The magic really happens on the stage at the CSO50 conference when these projects are brought to life in presentations and panel discussions. It is an honor to give them the recognition they deserve.”

The 2019 award winners will be honored at the annual CSO50 Conference + Awards Ceremony taking place April 8-10, in Scottsdale, Arizona – marking CSO’s 16th year producing groundbreaking conferences for CSOs and security innovators. The 2019 CSO50 Awards + Conference will focus on “Leveraging World Class Security Strategies” by combining keynote sessions and short format presentations designed to deliver a range of thought leadership ideas, concepts and trends that will shape the future of IT security and risk management.

“The CSO50 Conference + Awards is the nation’s leading CSO thought leadership conference,” said Bob Bragdon, SVP/Publisher, CSO. “Our program of fast-moving, rapid fire presentations delivered by top security leaders will demonstrate how forward-thinking organizations are embracing today’s challenges and preparing for the future. We look forward to bringing together CSO50 Award honorees and elite security vendors at this great event, where attendees will learn from the best about solving their security challenges.”

2019 CSO50 Award Winners

  • Accenture
  • Adobe Inc. (recognized for 2 projects)
  • ADP
  • Aflac
  • Allina Health
  • Bank of America
  • Bank OZK
  • Black Knight, Inc.
  • Blue Cross NC
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Children’s Health
  • City of Phoenix
  • City of Raleigh
  • Cox Automotive
  • Delta Dental Insurance Company
  • Dharampal Satyapal Limited
  • DocuSign
  • eClerx Services Ltd.
  • Ellie Mae, Inc.
  • Fairfax County Government, Information Security Office
  • Genpact
  • HP
  • IBC Bank
  • Indiana University
  • innogy SE
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Lear Corporation
  • Lexmark International, Inc.
  • Microsoft
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Nyhart
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority
  • Penn Medicine
  • Polaris Alpha
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • PV Schools
  • QuadReal Property Group
  • Rogers Communications
  • The AES Corporation
  • The Maritime & Port Security ISAO, Inc.
  • The University of Oklahoma
  • Turner
  • Two Sigma Investments, L.P.
  • United Airlines
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • Verizon Communications
  • Visa Inc.

Register to Attend
To learn more about the 2019 CSO50 Conference + Awards and register to attend, please visit www.csoconference.com.

Sponsor Opportunities
The CSO50 Conference + Awards is proud to have Attivo and Juniper as partners for the event. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Bob Bragdon at 508.935.4443 or bob_bragdon@idg.com.

About the CSO50 Awards
Launched in 2013, the CSO50 Awards recognizes 50 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value. The CSO50 Awards are scored according to a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders, industry experts and academics. Awards will be presented at the CSO50 Conference + Awards.

Past winners include Aetna, Allstate, American Express, Comcast, Home Depot, Genpact, Prudential Financial, Xerox and many more. A complete list of the 2018 winners can be viewed on www.CSOonline.com.

About CSO
CSO is the premier content and community resource for security decision-makers leading “business risk management” efforts within their organization. For more than a decade, CSO’s award-winning website (www.CSOonline.com), executive conferences, strategic marketing solutions and research have equipped security decision-makers to mitigate both IT and corporate/physical risk for their organizations and provided opportunities for security vendors looking to reach this audience.

To assist CSOs in educating their organizations’ employees on corporate and personal security practices, CSO also produces the quarterly newsletter Security Smart. CSO is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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About IDG Communications, Inc.
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