CSO Magazine’s 2014 CSO40 Awards Recognizes Innovative Use of Security in Driving Business Value

Forty security programs to be celebrated at CSO40 Security Confab & Awards Conference

Framingham, Mass. – December 18, 2013 – IDG’s CSO—the premier security media brand providing insight into business risk leadership—announces the 2014 CSO40 Award honorees. The annual award program recognizes 40 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 CSO40 Security Confab + Awards Conference, being held March 31–April 2, 2014, at Chateau Elan, outside Atlanta, GA.

“For the second 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 CSO40 winners and applaud them for setting the bar high for security’s role in providing value and ROI in business.”

The conference will focus on “Defining the Future of Security and Risk,” through keynote sessions and rapid-fire presentations led by honorees and security leaders. During the sessions, speakers will share leadership ideas, concepts and trends involving cyber security, identity and access management, big data, mobile, and privacy.

“Organizations are constantly balancing business innovation with their risk tolerance,” said Bob Bragdon, vice president and publisher, CSO. “I am proud to recognize these organizations that have successfully joined these areas. Their stories will encourage other organizations to grow while mitigating risk.”

2014 CSO40 Award Honorees:

  • ADP Client Security
  • Astellas
  • Atlantic Health System
  • Baptist Health SoFla
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Boeing
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, TX, OK, NM and MT
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Cisco (receiving awards for two projects)
  • Cognizant
  • Comcast
  • Credit Suisse
  • Cummins
  • Dell Secure Works
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche
  • Fletcher Allen Healthcare
  • Florida Blue
  • HCA
  • Hyatt
  • Intel Corp.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Massport
  • McAfee
  • Metlife
  • Ohio DODD
  • Quintiles
  • ReSource Pro
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • SAP AG
  • Schlumberger
  • TruStone Financial
  • UBS
  • UN Development Programme
  • USDA
  • USPS
  • Williams

Sponsor Opportunities:
Current CSO40 Security Confab + Awards sponsors include: Accellion, CSG International, Dell SecureWorks, RSA, Titus, AsTech Consulting, Future Systems Solutions 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 CSO40 Security Confab + Awards, please call 800.883.9090 or visit to register online.

About the CSO40 Awards
Launched in 2013, the CSO40 Awards recognizes 40 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value. The CSO40 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 CSO40 Security Confab + Awards conference.

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 (, publication, executive conferences, custom 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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Lynn Holmlund
Senior Marketing & PR Manager
IDG Enterprise


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