Gigi Schumm of Symantec Comments on Cyber 7 Awards

This year’s Cyber 7 Awards winners were presented yesterday at the Symantec Government Symposium. The awards recognized seven individuals whose contributions to cybersecurity programs stood out in the innovation of cyber strategies.

Gigi Schumm, vice president and general manager for Symantec Public Sector, praised the award-winners for their work.

“Our public servants in government IT security and management are on the front lines, protecting our critical data infrastructures,” she said. “Symantec is honored to recognize these individuals’ perseverance, dedication and innovation through the 2010 Cyber 7 Awards.”

The winners included Chief Information Security Officer Trent Carpenter, Sen. Tom Carper, Chief Information Security Officer Michael Dent, Director of New York Office of Cyber Security William Pelgrin, professor Doug Jacobson, Corporate Information Security Officer Chuck McGann and Senior Computer Scientist Ron Ross.

According to the Symantec press release: “Nominees had to be currently employed by either the U. S. government – at the federal, state or local level – or an educational institution. Judging was performed by a panel of their peers who serve on Symantec’s Government Symposium Advisory Panel.”

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