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Security Industry Award Winners and Experts Named as Distinguished Panel of Judges for the ISE New England Awards 2005

Security Industry Award Winners and Experts Named as Distinguished Panel of Judges for the ISE New England Awards 2005

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/02/05 -- Executive Alliance, the premier provider of leadership-recognition forums, announced today the Distinguished Panel of Judges for the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year New England Awards 2005™ to be held on Thursday, June 16, 2005, at the Marriott Long Wharf in Boston, MA. Presented by Gigabyte sponsor Courion Corporation, this award honors the achievement of today's information security pioneers. The award recognizes excellence in managing enterprise wide networks and Internet security systems in the New England area, including Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island.

The distinguished panel of judges includes 5 notable industry award winners and experts:

--  Phil Agcaoili - Chief Security Architect, Scientific-Atlanta
--  Rich Baich - Chief Information Security Officer, ChoicePoint and
    Winner of the 2004 ISE Georgia Award™
--  Kelly Hansen - CEO, Neohapsis
--  Robert Richardson - Editorial Director, Computer Security Institute
    and ISE National Awards Partner
--  Wayne Proctor - Chief Information Security Officer, Certegy and
    Finalist of the 2005 Southeast Award™

The ISE Nominees will be evaluated by the Judges based on information they submitted in their applications outlining their effectiveness in managing internal security organizations, mentoring and motivating staff members and developing innovative security strategies and solutions to meet business challenges.

"The New England area is gaining such great momentum in the security space," stated Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "It is an important area of innovation and leadership and the reason we are excited about entering this region with our awards program. Our five outstanding judges will have a difficult time in determining a winner."

"The security executives in the New England region are outstanding leaders and have an extremely difficult task of safely guarding their organizations' assets while helping to drive positive change in the industry," said Chris Zannetos, president and CEO, Courion Corporation. "We are excited to be the Presenting Sponsor of the ISE New England Awards which recognize the contributions of these individuals and brings together the security community for an evening of celebration."

About the ISE New England Award 2005 Sponsors

The Information Security Executive of the Year New England Award 2005, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc. is brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Gigabyte: Courion Corporation; Megabyte: Intellitactics, Lancope and Mazu Networks; Kilobyte: Computer Sciences Corporation and Webroot; Friends: Ad Hoc Communication Resources; Media: Network Computing, Network Magazine, and Secure Enterprise.

About Executive Alliance and ISE Awards

Executive Alliance is the premier organization for creating leadership-recognition forums that honor and recognize outstanding achievements of executives in different industries. These forums facilitate the building of deep relationships within a network of peers; provide visibility for executives and their companies, and offer access and insight into the people leading these industries. Through an extensive platform of collaborative events, which include Industry Award Events, Summits, Executive Roundtables, Executive Forums, Private Receptions, and Customized Programs, Executive Alliance creates interactive forums for bringing together top executives and innovators in their field.

Based upon the success of the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Award™, the ISE Award Program Series™ was launched in 2005 to include the ISE Southeast Award (Atlanta, GA), ISE Midwest Award (Chicago, IL), ISE New England Award (Boston, MA), ISE Tri-State Award (New York, NY) and the ISE National Award (Washington, DC) to recognize outstanding leadership and exemplary achievement in the field of information security. For more information on this prestigious award and tickets, please visit www.infosecaward.com.

About Courion Corporation

Courion enables complex organizations to rapidly respond to constant change. Unlike traditional identity and access management technologies, Courion's Dynamic Community(TM)-based Provisioning empowers organizations to deliver transparent compliance, sustained efficiencies and improved business velocity, by effectively adapting to and leveraging their changing business operations, technology infrastructure and organization. Over 250 enterprise customers worldwide including 60 of the FORTUNE 500 utilize Courion's Enterprise Provisioning Suite(TM) to securely automate routine, manual processes for user provisioning, password management, industry and regulatory compliance, profile management, and digital certificate management. For more information, contact Courion's headquarters in Framingham, MA, USA at 508-879-8400 or visit www.courion.com.

Media Contact:
Shelli Ryan, APR
Ad Hoc Communication Resources, LLC
(for Executive Alliance)

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