Websense CSO Named a 2012 Top Security Executive by ExecRank
Jason Clark honored for thought leadership and success in the information
SAN DIEGO, May 29, 2013
SAN DIEGO, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a
global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyber attacks and
data theft, today announced its chief security and strategy officer, Jason
Clark, has been named a 2012 Top Security Executive by ExecRank.
With more than 10,000 security executives in the United States, Clark ranked
eighth out of 150 security executives honored. The 2012 Top Security Executive
list is the result of two years of research and feedback from top chief
information security officers (CISOs) and chief security officers (CSOs). A
performance-based algorithm ranked each candidate across 24 key areas.
"Jason Clark and the Websense Office of the CSO team helped underscore the
importance of proactive cyber security and the value proposition offered by
Websense," said Curt Dalton, vice president, chief information security
officer for Sapient Corporation, and Clark's peer in the 2012 Top Security
Executive ranking. "Jason is well-regarded as an innovator in building
security programs that challenge CISOs to think differently and enable
business. We are both committed to certain core security principals—and now we
are also fortunate to share the 2012 Top Security Executives recognition."
ExecRank evaluated how each executive developed and implemented security
processes that significantly minimized risk within their organization.
ExecRank also factored in candidates' publications and speeches that
demonstrated thought leadership.
"Jason Clark's leadership in strategic Websense security planning is highly
regarded within the security industry," said Adam Navrozally, ExecRank
analyst. "He created the new Websense Office of the CSO to guide top
organizations to rethink their security strategy to achieve the most sound
security posture. Clark's reputation and skills are highly regarded by
executive peers, ranking him among the best-of-the-best in the security
Jason Clark leads the Websense Office of the CSO. His international team of
six former CISOs and CSOs, with more than 100 years of combined security
experience, counsels other security professionals on best practices to prevent
advanced attacks and data theft.
The expert Websense Office of the CSO team has advised countless
enterprise-level information security departments and successfully implemented
programs for Fortune 100/500 and FTSE Eurotop 100 organizations. Each CISO
team member is also responsible for specific information security duties
related to protecting internal and external Websense customers around the
"I am honored to be recognized by such a well-respected organization—it's a
true testament to my team's work," said Clark. "Working with top CISOs, like
Curt Dalton, has provided me with an opportunity to learn new best security
practices and share them with the rest of the community. Now, with the new
Office of the CSO, security experts worldwide can connect and amplify security
Security professionals worldwide are encouraged to connect with the Websense
Office of the CSO team by visiting www.websense.com/CSO.
About Websense, Inc.
Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) is a global leader in protecting organizations
from the latest cyber attacks and data theft. Websense TRITON comprehensive
security solutions unify web security, email security, mobile security and
data loss prevention (DLP) at the lowest total cost of ownership. Tens of
thousands of enterprises rely on Websense TRITON security intelligence to stop
advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and evolving malware. Websense
prevents data breaches, intellectual property theft and enforces security
compliance and best practices. A global network of channel partners
distributes scalable, unified appliance- and cloud-based Websense TRITON
Websense TRITON stops more threats, visit www.websense.com/proveit to see
proof. To access the latest Websense security insights and connect through
social media, please visit www.social.websense.com. For more information,
visit www.websense.com and www.websense.com/triton.
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