Natchitoches native among ISE® North America Award Winners


T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, honored finalists and winners Nov. 16 at the 2017 ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards Gala in Chicago, Ill.

The ISE® North America awards recognize both information security executives and project teams for outstanding achievements in risk management, data asset protection, compliance, privacy and network security. Award program participants are located across the U.S. and Canada, and nominations were considered within four categories based on industry classification, including Academic/Public Sector, Commercial, Financial Services and Health Care.

“We were impressed by the many accomplishments and achievements of our executive and project nominees,” said Marci McCarthy, CEO and president, T.E.N. “The executives nominated include the industry’s brightest minds and many of the projects are major game changers.”

Mignona Cote grew up in Natchitoches and lives with her husband David Rodriquez on Sibley Lake. She took three of the most prestigious awards at TEN and ISE Programs – the ISE North America Leadership Summit and Awards. She won the ISE North America People’s Choice Award, ISE North America Health Care Executive of the Year and with her team won the ISE North America Healthcare Project of the Year.

Health Care Category:
Mignona Cote, CISO PayFlex; CISO Phoenix Data Services; SR Director Information Security for Aetna, was selected as the Information Security Executive® of the Year Award winner in the Health Care Category. Cote leads the Enterprise Risk and Compliance program at Aetna, where she is responsible for Security Awareness and training, as well as Policy Management. As the IT Compliance Officer, she also manages compliance risk and response to both industry and government inquiries.

People’s Choice Award
Mignona Cote, CISO PayFlex; CISO Phoenix Data Services; SR Director Information Security for Aetna, was also named the ISE® North America People’s Choice Award Winner. This award represents the nominee who best exemplifies information security leadership as voted on by peers in information security.