Delta Dental Plans Association Receives 2018 CSO50 Award From IDG'S CSO

Honorees to be Recognized at the CSO50 Conference and Awards

OAK BROOK, Illinois - October 31, 2017 - Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) has been named an honoree of a 2018 CSO50 Award from IDG's CSO. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon a select group of organizations that have demonstrated that their security projects/initiatives have created outstanding business value and thought leadership for their companies. DDPA will accept the award at the CSO50 Conference and Awards held on February 26-28, 2018, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona.  

"Integrating our mission and business objectives into how we manage cyber risk at Delta Dental Plans Association is critical in how we deliver IT services to the Delta Dental system," said Fred Kwong, director, information security at Delta Dental Plans Association. "We're honored to receive this recognition for our continued efforts in reducing the cyber risk of our business, and the Delta Dental community we serve."

"Amid the seemingly constant stream of news-making security breaches, vulnerabilities introduced by new technologies and increased attention from company boards, today's security leaders have their plates more than full," said Amy Bennett, executive editor of CSO. "They and their teams are charged not only with protecting their organization's critical systems and sensitive data, but with driving business results. Our annual CSO50 awards shine a light on projects that enhance an organization's security posture and also deliver measurable ROI. We are pleased to give them the recognition they deserve."

About the CSO50 Awards
Launched 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 and industry experts. Awards will be presented at the CSO50 Conference + Awards.

About CSO
CSO 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 website (, 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 Communications, Inc. Company information is available at