TROY information technology wins national security award

Posted: Wednesday, 17 November 2010

TROY—Troy University’s computer systems are among the safest in the world, according to SC Magazine.

For a third straight year, TROY’s IT security team has been recognized as a finalist in the 2011 SC Magazine Awards for exemplary professional leadership in information-technology security.

“Troy University’s IT department is a great beacon of leadership for the information security industry with its strong policies and procedures that have led to their selection as a finalist,” said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. “This is a category that is continually evolving as the industry learns best practices from each other, and it’s an honor to recognize Troy University’s efforts.”

The University was nominated by an IT-security vendor for consideration. The nominations are judged by a panel of industry professionals, who conduct in-depth analysis to narrow the field to the finalists.

“We are pleased to be recognized for the third year as a finalist in the national SC Awards competition. Troy University IT endeavors to foster a secure, efficient computing environment for the university. Our efforts in a global marketplace are complex – this recognition underscores the dedication of a focused, expert team,” said Greg Price, the University’s chief technology officer.

In its 14th year, the information security industry’s most prominent accolade, the annual SC Awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the trenches, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the passionate work of government, commercial and nonprofits - all working to help improve global security.

Winners of this year’s SC Magazine Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. The event is a night filled with excitement, along with an invaluable opportunity to network with the top corporate IT professionals in attendance.