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 industry."
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 globe.
"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 successes."
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 solutions.
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