These are the Experts Who Volunteered to Judge the 2019 Fortress Cyber Security Awards

These are the Experts Who Volunteered to Judge the 2019 Fortress Cyber Security Awards

Business Intelligence Group announces the 2019 judging panel for the Fortress Cyber Security Awards


PHILADELPHIA, PA--March 28, 2019--The Business Intelligence Group announced today the initial panel judging the 2019 Fortress Cyber Security Awards. This awards program will highlight and reward the creative thinking, engineering, people and projects that are taking on the growing threat of cyber attacks for the benefit of the global community. Nominations are being accepted through Friday, April 12, 2019 and winners will be notified Monday, May 20, 2019.

Unlike other programs that rely on sponsors or journalists to serve as judges, Business Intelligence Group industry award programs utilizes working professionals and executives who volunteer to read, score and judge nominations. Judges also have the opportunity to share public and private feedback so that winners can maximize the third-party acknowledgement of their performance and all nominees can reflect on how they can improve their overall approach to the market.

The 2019 Fortress Cyber Security Award judges include:

  • Selim Aissi, SVP and CSO, Ellie Mae

  • John Bilotti, CISO, Nasuni Corporation

  • Michael Cachine, Sr. CTO/CISO, International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children

  • Kevin M. Charest, Divisional VP and CISO, Health Care Service Corporation

  • Thomas Chase, VP and Chief Operating Officer, Delta Dental of Rhode Island

  • Kevin Cornett, COO/CFO, ZO Skin Health Inc.

  • Diane Holmes, CIO/CISO, City of Carrollton

  • Michael Kahler, CIO/VP Information Services, Old Republic Surety Company

  • Michael Kohlman, CIO, Saint Joseph's College

  • Jeff Kushner, CMO, Allgress

  • Dmitry Raidman, CEO, Cybeats Technologies Inc.

  • Billy Spears, SVP and CISO, loanDepot

  • Brian Sterud, CIO/CISO, Faith Regional Health Services

  • Gregory J. Turner, CIO & SVP Services, MTM Technologies, Inc.

  • Kathleen Zarzycki, CIO, CISO, Greater New York Mutual Insurance Companies

“Our goal has always been to shine a light on the organizations, products and people who are excelling in their field,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “We are deeply appreciative of all of our volunteer judges and look forward to reading their feedback on this year’s nominations.”

For more information on each member of the volunteer judging panel for the 2019 Fortress Cyber Security Award program, please visit the judge profile page.

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry and business award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.