Aflac Receives 2021 CSO50 Award From IDG's CSO Magazine

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Aflac, a leading provider of supplemental insurance in the U.S., announced that it has been recognized by IDG's CSO magazine as a recipient of the 2021 CSO50 Award. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon a select group of organizations that have implemented security projects and initiatives demonstrating outstanding business value and thought leadership. The awards are scored according to a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders, industry experts and academics.

In 2020, Aflac's Information Governance program modernized the organization's eDiscovery process, introducing new leading-practice services and capabilities to stakeholders. The "Ducking eDiscovery Costs" project was instrumental in streamlining data preservation and collection proceses across various connected systems and platforms and has increased the speed and transparency of discovery activities performed throughout the organization.

"In 2020-2021, amid the pandemic crisis and social unrest in America, Aflac relied on its cybersecurity team more than ever as a significant contributor to creating solutions to new challenges that could impact our business model and our ability to serve our stakeholders in the post-pandemic world," said Senior Vice President and Chief Global Security Officer Tim Callahan. "We are proud to be recognized among the top-50 security programs in the United States, as it validates our commitment to drive security innovation, reduce cybersecurity risks, and build upon the trust that our customers and stakeholders have always bestowed on our company."

"The disruptive events of 2020 – combined with sophisticated and far-reaching attacks like SolarWinds – brought new challenges and costs to organizations, their security leaders and business outcomes," said Amy Bennett, executive editor of CSO. "Our annual CSO50 Awards recognize security teams that bring innovation and thought leadership to solving for the many risks their organizations continue to face. This year's class of CSO50 winners represent an elite group of risk and security thought leaders, and we are pleased to give them the recognition they deserve."