Cox’s Phil Agcaoili Named Ponemon Institute Distinguished Fellow

ATLANTA- August 9, 2011 – Cox Communications Chief Information Security Officer, Phil Agcaoili, was recently named a Distinguished Fellow by the Ponemon Institute, a research center dedicated to privacy, data protection and information security policies.  

Ponemon Institute Fellows represent some of the top privacy and security strategists in the world, associated with many of the leading brands in this space. The organization helps provide both the private and public sectors with a clearer understanding of the trends, perceptions and potential threats that will affect the collection, management and safeguarding of personal and confidential information. Ponemon Distinguished Fellows are nominated and selected by their peers. 

"Phil's background, expertise and current responsibilities at Cox align with the goals of Ponemon to aggressively educate and protect users of digital information," said Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder, Ponemon Institute. "He is a great asset to our team of Distinguished Fellows and we look forward to his future contributions." 

Phil Agcaoili has been in the technology and information security industry for more than 20 years. Prior to his current role as Cox's chief information security officer, Agcaoili led Dell's Global Information Security Assurance and Consulting organization where he built one of the largest application security development lifecycle (SDL) and supply chain security programs. 

Throughout his career, Agcaoili has secured many global companies, safeguarded hundreds of millions of customers worldwide and has been consistently recognized for his contributions to the industry. Previous awards include the 2010 Information Security Magazine Security 7 Award in Telecommunications, Tech Exec Network's 2009 Information Security Executive of the Year Award (Central), and the Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional in Enterprise Security. Agcaoili currently serves as committee co-chair of the FCC Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), a member of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) Cyber security working group, a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance and is a co-founder and co-author of the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) and GRC Stack. 

"It's an honor to be included in such a distinguished group of security professionals at Ponemon," said Agcaoili. "The power of the organization is the collective contribution of each of its members and the personal learning opportunities and greater industry impact it produces."

 In addition to Agcaoili’s ongoing efforts to safeguard Cox corporate and customer information, the company developed Take Charge! in 2004, a program to educate and empower parents, caregivers and teens about secure communications behaviors.

 About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for six years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at y

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