Press Release

Awards Recognize CEC Member Companies for Outstanding Security Initiatives

CIO Executive Council member companies are among the 50 recently selected as winners of the 2020 CSO50 Awards that recognize organizations and the individuals within them for security projects or initiative that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership.

The CEC companies receiving the prestigious award include: Adobe Systems, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, NCR Corp., Prudential Financial and Skyworks Solutions.  Other organizations on the 2020 CSO50 winners list include: Peraton, Inc., BNY Mellon, Equifax, Brigham Young University and the St. Louis Cardinals.

More than 200 entries were received in the 2020 competition. Finalists and winners were selected by a panel of judges that included security leaders, industry experts and academics.

The CSO50 Awards were launched in 2013 by, IDG’s award-winning online news and information site for enterprise security decision-makers.  Since that time the awards have acknowledged the accomplishments of hundreds of companies that have set new standards in security and security safeguards for the enterprise.

“The stakes could not be higher for security professionals, with cyberattacks continuing to attract board-level attention and cost organizations dearly in business disruption and reputational damage, among other costs,” said Amy Bennett, executive editor of CSO, in a press release.  “Our annual CSO50 Awards shine a light on security teams that take an innovative approach to enhancing their organization’s security posture and driving business results. This year’s winners represent an elite group of thought leaders in the security field and we are pleased to give them the recognition they deserve.”

The awards will be handed out in the presence of an audience of peers and colleagues at the 2020 CSO50 Conference + Awards, taking place April 27 – 29, 2020 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 2020 CSO50 Conference + Awards will focus on “Bringing Risk into Focus” and feature innovation stories from the nation’s top security leaders. Winning projects and initiatives will be featured in sessions spanning important security topics such as: Access and Identity Management, Critical Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, Data Loss Prevention and Recovery and IoT and Machine Learning.

“Our annual CSO50 Conference + Awards is the premier event for security executives to exchange ideas and best practices with peers,” noted Bob Bragdon, SVP/Publisher, CSO. “It’s an exclusive environment built for advancing the security conversation with education, discussion and networking.”

For more information on CIO Executive Council award winners, or the CEC in general, please contact Kathryn Marston, Group VP, Client Experience & Operations.