NASHVILLE, TN - Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC (LBMC) and the LBMC Family of Companies, one of the Southeast's largest accounting and business consulting firms, proudly announces LBMC Security & Risk Services Partner Mark Burnette has been named a finalist for the Nashville Technology Council's  CTO of the Year award. LBMC Security and Risk Services provides a wide range of services including Compliance, Security Consulting Services and Managed Security Services for organizations of all sizes.

Mark Burnette, CPA, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, ITIL, QSA has 18 years of experience in information security and risk management.  His background includes extensive experience in security program strategy and development, regulatory compliance, security policies and procedures, risk assessment and management, penetration testing, and security function design, development, and staffing.  

Mark was nominated by his peers and then selected by a panel of 5 independent judges to be one of the 3 finalists for CTO of the Year.  This award is presented to the top Chief Technology Officer in Tennessee who is either currently a CTO or senior IT professional in the company. Nominees must have driven innovation and delivered value to their organization and its customers through their visionary leadership of a technology-based product or service development or delivery. These high-level candidates must be leaders in their organization and have made a difference that positively impacts Tennessee. Commitment to Tennessee's technology community is also an important aspect of this award.

The 5th Annual Awards will be held January 30, 2014 at the new Event Hall in the Country Music Hall of Fame. This event is dedicated to connecting, developing and promoting Middle Tennessee's rich community of developers and technology entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and institutions with awards in 13 categories listed below. Through October 25, we accepted nominations to recognize outstanding do-ers, movers and shakers. The winners will be announced live at the awards ceremony on January 30.

During his career, Mark has served as Global Practice Leader for a national information security consulting company, has built and led information security functions for two major publicly-traded corporations and worked for several years in leadership roles with two of the Big 4 accounting firms where he specialized in developing, implementing, assessing, and securing information technology solutions for companies in the healthcare, retail, manufacturing, banking, and insurance industries.

Mark has earned multiple awards for security leadership and excellence during his career including being distinguished as an Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Fellow.  The Fellow award is a very prestigious honor, which has only been granted to the Top 2% of ISSA security professionals worldwide.  The honor is presented by the ISSA Fellow Program for distinguished accomplishments and advancements in the field of information security, leadership, and future service to the association and profession

LBMC Security and Risk Services, a member of The LBMC Family of Companies, is a world-class firm and leading service provider for information security.  LBMC Security & Risk Services offers a full spectrum of services in the areas of intrusion prevention; compliance, including PCI DSS, FISMA/NIST, CMS, SSAE 16, and HITRUST to name a few; and consulting ranging from risk assessment to design and implementation to ongoing monitoring. For more information visit

Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC, and the LBMC Family of Companies have more than 400 employees, with offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville (Brentwood), Tennessee. Founded in 1984 as a traditional accounting firm, LBMC has expanded its focus to meet a broad range of financial, human resources and technology needs for its diverse client base. Specific services offered by the LBMC "Family of Companies" include accounting and assurance services, business and personal tax consulting, investment advisory services, permanent and contract staffing, human resources outsourcing, payroll services, technology solutions, health care consulting, litigation support, business valuations, and mergers and acquisitions.  For more information on LBMC, visit its Web site at


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