During the Symantec Government Symposium 2010, in Washington, D.C, Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) announced its 2010 Cyber 7 Awards winners. The awards recognize seven individuals who are involved in furthering government cybersecurity efforts.
“Our public servants in government IT security and management are on the front lines, protecting our critical data infrastructures,” said Gigi Schumm, vice president and general manager for Symantec Public Sector. “Symantec is honored to recognize these individuals’ perseverance, dedication and innovation through the 2010 Cyber 7 Awards.”
The awardees include:
– Sen. Tom Carper, who serves on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and is the chair of the subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security.
– Trent Carpenter, who serves as the chief information security officer for the State of Michigan.
– William Pelgrin, who serves as the director of the New York State Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Coordination and the chair of the Multi-State Information Sharing and and Analysis Center.
– Michael Dent, the CISO of the Fairfax County Government.
– Chuck McGann, who serves as the corporate inforamation security officer for the U.S. Postal Service.
– Doug Jacobson, professor and director of the Information Assurance Center at Iowa State University.
– Ron Ross, a senior computer scientist at NIST.