TROY information technology staff gains national honors

Posted: Wednesday, 19 August 2009

TROY—Troy University’s computer systems are among the safest in the world, according to SC Magazine, which has named the University as a finalist for its professional award in information technology security team competition.

The national award is judged by a panel of 18 chief information security officers at major corporations and large public-sector organizations.

"We consider it an honor to be nominated; however, to be designated as a finalist is wonderful recognition of the Troy IT team's hard work and dedication to a secure, global computing environment at Troy University,” said Chief Information Officer Greg Price.

TROY, with its global network, was recognized as one of the most secure last year when its security team was also placed in the top 3. This year TROY joins Eastman Kodak and National Government Security in the finalist bracket.

The annual SC Awards have recognized security’s key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. As the industry’s preeminent award program, individuals, brands and products shortlisted address not only the challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

Price said those emerging threats will keep the University’s security team busy.

“In 2009, TROY University IT endeavors to continue our approach to data-centric enterprise security solutions that are integrated, comprehensive and flexible – we will be mindful of the attraction to pursue device-centric security solutions and strive to avoid such myopic efforts,” he said. “We will develop further our management consoles for computing devices and operations that span the globe. And, of course, we will pursue our investment in end-user security best practices training, seeking to enable our constituents to be our best defense.”

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Troy University’s Information Technology Security Team was recently placed among the top three organizations in the United States for system security. Members of the team are, from left to right, Angel Johnson, end-user support director, Greg Price, chief information officer, John Lester, web director, (back row) Steve McQueen, systems administrator, and Matt Mercer, network administrator. (TROY photo)