Christopher Leach named Information Security Executive of the Year

DALLAS , Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Christopher Leach , chief information security officer of Affiliated Computer Services, was recently honored as the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year by the Executive Alliance. In addition, Leach received a second national award with the ISE People's Choice Award, recognizing the top executive with the most exemplary attributes of a leader in the security industry.

Since joining ACS in July 2007 , Leach has been instrumental in launching key initiatives to further enhance information security and provide a highly secure environment for protecting client data.

"As a proven performer, Chris is very deserving of this prestigious honor," said Lynn Blodgett , ACS president and CEO. "Through Chris' ongoing innovation and leadership, ACS has further established itself as a leader in utilizing stringent information security standards to protect our client's data. As an organization, we not only collect and process our client's information, but we also protect it."

The ISE North America awards are sponsored by the Executive Alliance, a creator and provider of premium leadership recognition forums worldwide, and recognize pivotal leaders who guide the effective use of information security and risk management to improve the information security posture, security technology, and processes in their organizations within the academic, commercial and government sectors.

Leach was honored as ISE of the Year for the commercial sector during the Executive Alliance's annual executive retreat in Washington D.C. on Nov. 18 .