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GrammaTech and T.E.N. Extend Call for Nominations for Product Security Executive of the Year Awards to October 18, 2022

Annual Competition will Recognize Individuals Responsible for Making Products that Contain Embedded Software More Secure

BETHESDA, Md. & ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#AppSec--GrammaTech, a leading provider of application security testing products and software research services, and T.E.N., founder of the Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Awards, today announced they have extended the submission deadline for Product Security Executive (PSE) of the Year Awards to October 18, 2022. This annual competition will recognize individuals whose contributions have delivered advancements in security for embedded or commercial software products. Nominations are now being accepted at

U.S.-based executives, including those with director, vice president, chief product security officer or similar titles, who are responsible for product security management are eligible for consideration. This includes individuals overseeing security at all stages of the product development lifecycle for software, firmware and/or embedded code; as well as secure product design, risk and vulnerability management and standards/regulatory compliance. There is no cost to enter.

Winners in multiple award categories will be announced at the ISE® West Summit and Awards event on December 1, 2022 in Dallas, Texas, and at, the media partner of the Awards. For more information on the awards, to enter or nominate an individual visit

“With supply-chain attacks becoming a preferred vector for compromising sensitive cyber physical systems, product security executives are responsible for protecting the security of code inside everything from automobiles, medical devices, and industrial control systems,” said Andrew Meyer, Chief Marketing Officer for GrammaTech. “We have extended the deadline for the first annual PSE Awards to allow for a greater number of practitioners to be recognized for their accomplishments.”

The judging panel includes:

Edna Conway, Vice President, Security & Risk Officer, Cloud Infrastructure at Microsoft, former CSO, Cisco Global Value Chain and a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Task Force on ICT Supply Chain Risk Management.

Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security & Trust Officer with Epiphany Systems, former Chief Security and Privacy Officer (CSPO) and the first CISO at Intel Corporation.

Troy Rydman, Senior Practice Leader - Global Strategic Accounts, Security, Risk, & Compliance for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and former cybersecurity executive with Silicon Valley Bank, with fourteen years of increasing cybersecurity leadership.

“The inaugural Product Security Executive of the Year Award is the perfect opportunity to recognize deserving Product Security Executives who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and success in the field of product security,” explains Marci McCarthy, CEO and President of T.E.N. “Nominees are not only invited to attend the ISE® West Summit and Awards Program as a VIP Guest on December 1, 2022 at the Westin Galleria Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX, but also receive personal recognition during the evening awards gala and are showcased in the nominee galleries on the T.E.N. ISE® Programs website. We look forward to honoring and celebrating the success of these extremely important product security executives nominees.”

About T.E.N.
T.E.N. is an award-winning technology and security networking and marketing firm that hosts relationship-building events between top Information Security executives, industry pioneers and innovative solution providers within the cybersecurity industry. Its flagship program, the nationally acclaimed Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Program Series and Awards, is North America’s largest leadership recognition and networking program for security professionals, honoring both leading executives and deserving project teams. For more information visit

About GrammaTech
GrammaTech is a leading global provider of application security testing (AST) solutions used by the world’s most security conscious organizations to detect, measure, analyze and resolve vulnerabilities for software they develop or use. The company is also a trusted cybersecurity and artificial intelligence research partner for the nation’s civil, defense, and intelligence agencies. GrammaTech has corporate headquarters in Bethesda MD, a Research and Development Center in Ithaca NY, and publishes Shift Left Academy, an educational resource for software developers. Visit us at, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Last Updated: 11-Oct-2022