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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey honored for its advancements in cyber security

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has been named an honoree of the 2016 CSO50 Award from CSO (Chief Security Officer) Magazine and CSOonline. This prestigious recognition honors a select group of 50 organizations that have demonstrated that their security projects and initiatives have created outstanding business value and thought leadership for their companies. Horizon BCBSNJ will accept its award at the CSO50 Conference + Awards held on April 18-20, 2016, at the Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park, Arizona. CSO"Horizon has taken a vigilant, intuitive approach to detecting potential cyber-attacks and responding with appropriate counter measures to keep company information safe and secure," said Douglas Falduto, vice president, Administration and Chief Security Officer for Horizon BCBSNJ. "This recognition reflects how Horizon is using intelligence gathering and technology advancements in the cyber security space to better intercept and reduce the risk of cyber-attacks," Falduto added."Security professionals know that securing an organization is about much more than mere defense today, it's also about enabling business and driving ROI," said Joan Goodchild, Editor in Chief of CSO. "Our annual CSO50 awards recognize the innovation, creativity and business acumen that goes into creating outstanding security projects. We congratulate each of our winners for their accomplishments in creating projects that not only demonstrate state-of-the-art security, but exemplary value as well." About the CSO50 AwardsLaunched in 2013, the CSO50 Awards recognizes 50 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. The CSO50 Awards are scored according to a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders, industry experts, and academics. Awards will be presented at the CSO50 Conference + Awards.About CSOCSO is the premier content and community resource for security decision-makers leading "business risk management" efforts within their organization. For more than a decade, CSO’s award-winning web site (CSOonline.com), executive conferences, strategic marketing services and research have equipped security decision-makers to mitigate both IT and corporate/physical risk for their organizations and provided opportunities for security vendors looking to reach this audience. To assist CSOs in educating their organizations’ employees on corporate and personal security practices, CSO also produces the quarterly newsletter Security Smart. CSO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New JerseyHorizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state's oldest and largest health insurer is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is leading the transformation of health care in New Jersey by working with doctors and hospitals to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs that reward the quality, not quantity, of care patients receive. Learn more at HorizonBlue.com. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving more than 3.8 million members.