The Information Management and Technology Group (IMTG) of Los Angeles World Airports has been recognized by CSO magazine for its cyber security initiatives to help safeguard the information technology network of its three Southern California airports, including Los Angeles International Airport.
CSO magazine is considered a leading industry publication providing strategic insight into IT and corporate security.
LAWA was honored at the inaugural, highly-competitive CSO40 Awards recognizing security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. The airport department IMTG’s winning entry “Daily Cyber Intelligence Reports – Insider Threats” was chosen by security leaders, industry experts and academics.
CSO editors chose 40 projects based on the scoring process.
“We are very excited to receive a CS040 award as it demonstrates the importance that our entire organization has placed on cyber-security issues. And it reflects the hard work and effort of our Chief Information Security Officer Bob Cheong and his cyber-security team,” said Dominic Nessi, LAWA deputy executive director and chief information officer.
IMTG’s project involves compiling comprehensive, daily reports on cyber-security threats to the LAWA network, such as outside viruses, hacking activity or inadvertent in-house security lapses. The group’s entry competed against similar projects from Fortune 500 companies and is among one of the most unique and innovative security initiatives in the world, LAWA officials believe.
“We would like to congratulate this inaugural class of CSO40 Award honorees,” said Derek Slater, editor in chief of CSO. “This year’s honorees have created outstanding security project initiatives that have truly resulted in positive long-lasting outcomes for their organizations.”
The 2013 CSO40 Awards will be presented on April 2 at the CSO40 Security Confab + Awards Conference in Braselton, GA.

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