CSO Announces the 2015 CSO50 Award Honorees Recognizing Innovative Use of Security in Driving Business Value

Fifty security programs to be celebrated at the CSO50 Security Confab & Awards Conference

Framingham, Mass. – October 2, 2014 – IDG’s CSO—the premier security media brand providing insight into business risk leadership—announces the honorees of the 2015 CSO50 Award. Each year, this award program recognizes 50 security projects and initiatives that have delivered groundbreaking business value through the innovative application of risk and security concepts and technologies. Honorees will be recognized during a ceremony and awards dinner at the CSO50 Security Confab + Awards Conference, being held February 23-25, 2015, at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Florida.

“For the third year in a row, outstanding organizations demonstrating innovation, creativity and understanding of business value in security were chosen from a large pool of submissions,” said Joan Goodchild, editor, CSO. “We congratulate this year’s CSO50 winners and applaud them for setting the bar high for security’s role in providing value and ROI in business.”

In addition to recognizing the 2015 CSO50 Award honorees, the CSO50 Security + Confab Conference will focus on “Defining the Future of Security and Risk.” Honorees and security leaders lead keynote sessions and rapid-fire presentations providing a look into peer successes and challenges over the three-day event. During the sessions, speakers will share ideas, concepts and trends involving cybersecurity; identity and access management; big data; mobile; and privacy. The 2015 CSO Compass Award winners, an annual award honoring individuals who demonstrate excellence, achievement and leadership in security and drive business value, will also be recognized at the awards dinner in a ceremony.

“Organizations face a constant and difficult balance in leveraging business innovations against heightened threats from data breaches, and the stealing of trade secrets and intellectual property,” said Bob Bragdon, vice president and publisher, CSO. “I am proud to recognize these organizations that have successfully combined these areas. Their stories will encourage other organizations to grow and embrace innovation without sacrificing security.”

2015 CSO50 Award Honorees:

  • Adobe
  • ADP
  • AES
  • Aetna
  • Atlantic Health System
  • Baker Hughes
  • Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd. (BALCO)
  • Blackstone
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of IL, TX, NM, MT, OK
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology
  • Comcast
  • Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd (DFPCL)
  • Elliott Davis Decosimo
  • Fletcher Allen Health Care
  • Fraser Health
  • Government of New Brunswick
  • GrafTech International
  • Health Management Systems
  • Honeywell
  • IDT Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Merck
  • MetLife
  • Netshoes
  • New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
  • North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
  • Quintiles
  • SIRVA, Inc.
  • South Carolina Health and Human Services
  • Stroz Friedberg
  • Texas Health Resources
  • Texas NICUSA
  • TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union
  • UL
  • United Nations Development Program
  • USAA
  • United States Postal Service
  • Viewpost
  • Voya Financial (receiving awards for two projects)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
  • World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS)
  • Xerox Corporation Ltd.
  • Zurich Insurance Group

Sponsor Opportunities:
Current CSO50 Security Confab + Awards sponsors include: CSG Invotas, Fortinet, RSA, TITUS and Wombat Security Technologies. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Bob Bragdon at 508.935.4443 or

Register to Attend
To attend the CSO50 Security Confab + Awards, please call 800.883.9090 or visit to register online.

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 Security Confab + Awards conference. Past winners include Cummins, Dell SecureWorks, Lockheed Martin, SAP AG, and more. A complete list of the 2014 winners can be viewed on IDG Enterprise’s website.

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 (, 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 Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at

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Gregory Rosa
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