Troy IT Wins 2015 SC Professional Award for Best Security Team in United States

Posted: Thursday, 11 June 2015

TROY, Ala. – Troy University's Office of Information Technology has been awarded Best Security Team in the United States at the 2015 SC Awards.

The award was presented to TROY's Secured Operations Team in April during the 2015 SC Awards Gala held in San Francisco, Calif.

"Troy University is pleased to be recognized for its efforts in the Cyber Security arena," said Dr. W. Greg Price, chief technology and security officer for Troy University. "Our considerable efforts in information security are constructed on awareness programs and carefully designed computing environments."

Troy was one of 600 nominees and the only university considered for the award. This is the third time the Office of Information Technology was nominated for the Best Security Team Award.

Troy University's Information Technology department has received national recognition in the past for its forward leaning posture in the information security arena. The department is an active participant in a wide variety of information security campaigns and product reviews.

Price credits Troy University's user base as the key to a productive information security program.

"Troy University's global workforce and student community are engaged in a process of continuous security improvement and appreciation," he said. "The tremendous efforts of our user community made this industry acknowledgement possible."

The 2015 Professional Award winners were chosen by a panel of judges comprised of recognized security professionals and leaders from a variety of backgrounds and vertical markets. The individuals, programs and teams chosen as winners in the Professional Award categories go through a rigorous judging process that includes testimonials, industry assessment and additional research.

"The Professional Award category identifies the people and groups who are working to educate the industry on the best practices and strategies for protecting data," said Illena Armstrong, vice president, editorial, SC Magazine. "We recognize Troy University's Information Technology Department for their hard work and continued dedication to protecting today's enterprise from the evolving threat landscape."

The SC Awards, now in its 18th year, is lauded as one of the most prestigious awards for information technology (IT) security professionals and products. The awards recognize the best solutions, services and professionals that work around the clock to defend against the constantly shifting threat landscape in today's marketplace. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit

Troy University Secured Operations Team

Troy University's Secured Operations Team was recognized as the "Best Security Team in the United States" for 2015 by international information technology security organization. Team members include, front, from left, Michael Foster, Angel Johnson, Dr. W. Greg Price, Connie Tisdale, back, Steve McQueen, John Lester and Matthew Mercer. (TROY photo)