COLUMBUS, Ga., March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced today that Tim Callahan, senior vice president of Global Security and global chief security officer at Aflac, has been named an SC Awards 2017 honoree in the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the Year category. The SC Awards, hosted by SC Media, honor the achievements of companies and information security professionals striving to safeguard businesses, their customers and critical data in North America.

«We are extremely proud that Tim has been honored as CSO of the Year,» said Aflac Executive Vice President and General Counsel Audrey Boone Tillman. «At a time when information security is a concern for every business, Tim’s strong leadership is vital to safeguarding our customers’ valuable private information and ensuring Aflac continues to be an ethical and trusted company.»

The SC Awards are determined by two panels of judges comprised of a range of cybersecurity industry luminaries – from current and former CISOs to vendor-neutral consultants or analysts to educators from academic institutions – all members of SC’s audience. After averages for each category are tallied, finalists and winners are decided.

Callahan, selected for effectively developing and managing a strong IT security team, manages a group of more than 80 professionals. He provides strategy and vision for the team, empowering them to build their programs. Directing the continuous development of methods and best practices for a leading-edge intelligence program, Callahan fosters a security strategy custom-made for Aflac to protect the personal information of the insurance company’s customers.

Finalists were honored at the 2017 SC Awards Presentation held in San Francisco on Feb. 14. For a full list of award recipients, go to

About Aflac

When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, Aflac U.S. can receive, process, approve and disburse payment for eligible claims in one business day. In Japan, Aflac is the leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For 10 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. In 2016, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 18th consecutive year and in 2017 included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 16th time. In 2015, Aflac’s contact centers were recognized by J.D. Power by providing «An Outstanding Customer Service Experience» for the Live Phone Channel. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac and One Day PaySM, visit or

About SC Media

SC Media is cybersecurity. We’ve lived it for more than 25 years, sharing industry expert guidance and insight, in-depth features and timely news, and independent product reviews in various content forms in partnership with and for top-level information security executives and their technical teams.

SC Media arms information security professionals with the in-depth, unbiased business and technical information they need to tackle the countless security challenges they face and establish risk management and compliance postures that underpin overall business strategies. We deliver breaking news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders, and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business.

Whether through our comprehensive website, magazine, in-depth eBooks, newsletters, or regularly scheduled digital and live events – such as our SC Awards program, SC Media Round tables or SC Congress Canada, New York, Boston, Chicago and London – our readers gain all the relevant information they need to safeguard their organizations and, ultimately, contribute to their longevity and success.

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