NASHVILLE, Tenn.--()--HealthSpring Information Security Officer Kyle Duke has been chosen 2010 Information Security Executive (ISE) Southeast People’s Choice Award Winner. The award was voted on by attendees to the August awards gala and represents the nominee who best exemplifies information security leadership.
“Kyle has done an exceptional job heading this program.”
“We are very proud of Kyle for this well-deserved recognition,” HealthSpring Chief Information Officer Andy Flatt said. “We feel this speaks both to HealthSpring’s commitment to security and compliance and to the talent and hard work Kyle brings to this crucial work at HealthSpring.”
The ISE awards recognize both Information Security executives and projects for outstanding achievements in risk management, data asset protection, compliance, privacy and network security.
Award winners were selected from the U.S. Southeast region including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Kyle Duke has served as Information Security Officer for HealthSpring for two years. He is responsible for information security policies, procedures, standards and guidelines to ensure the protection of the company’s information assets. He and his team are responsible for identity and access management, IT compliance monitoring, risk assessment, IT security awareness, managing IT security-related applications and other efforts to improve information security and ensure regulatory compliance.
“Compliance and the protection of sensitive information are critically important to our Medicare Advantage operations, so building a strong Information Security program has been key for HealthSpring,” CIO Andy Flatt said. “Kyle has done an exceptional job heading this program.”
The ISE Southeast Awards are sponsored by T.E.N.-Tech Exec Networks, Inc., a national technology and information security networking and marketing organization.
HealthSpring (NYSE: HS) is based in Nashville, Tenn., and is one of the country’s largest Medicare Advantage coordinated care plans. HealthSpring currently owns and operates Medicare Advantage plans in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas and also offers a national stand-alone Medicare prescription drug plan. For more information, visit www.healthspring.com. Media information is available at HealthSpring’s press site: http://press.healthspring.com.