2021 Cybersecurity Professional Awards – Winners

The 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security. Based on the strength of their nomination and the popular vote by members of the Information Security Community (both ratings and comments), we are announcing the following winners for the 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards in the category Cybersecurity Professional.

 

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Chief Executive Officer of the Year (CEO) ( between 10 to 49 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

George Egri (BitNinja)

 

Chief Executive Officer of the Year (CEO) ( between 50 to 99 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Mr. Cesar Pie, Chief Executive Officer of the Year

 

Chief Information Security Officer of the Year (CISO) ( between 100 to 499 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Matthew Stern

 

Chief Information Security Officer of the Year (CISO) ( between 1,000 to 4,999 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

John McClurg, SVP and CISO at BlackBerry

 

Chief Technology Officer of the Year (CTO) ( between 100 to 499 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Marqus Hutchinson

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Redscan

 

Chief Technology Officer of the Year (CTO) ( between 500 to 999 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Dmitry Volkov, CTO, Head of Threat Intelligence & Attribution Department, Сo-founder of Group-IB.

 

Chief Technology Officer of the Year (CTO) ( between 1,000 to 4,999 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Charles Eagan, Chief Technology Officer at BlackBerry

 

Cybersecurity Audit Professional of the Year

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GOLD WINNER:

Head of Cybersecurity Audits, Internal Audit Division, Arab National Bank

 

Cybersecurity Blogger of the Year - ASIA

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GOLD WINNER:

Priyanka Jayakumar

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Endace – Endace Packet Forensics Files hosted by Michael Morris

 

Cybersecurity Blogger of the Year - EUROPE

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GOLD WINNER:

Bernard Meyer – Cybersecurity Blogger of the Year

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Javvad Malik

 

Cybersecurity Blogger of the Year - NORTH AMERICA

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SILVER WINNER:

Joseph Carson, Thycotic

 

Cybersecurity Blogger of the Year - US

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GOLD WINNER:

Bob Erdman – Cybersecurity Blogger of the Year

 

Cybersecurity Compliance Assurance & Professional of the Year

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GOLD WINNER:

Head of Cybersecurity Audits, Internal Audit Division, Arab National Bank

 

Cybersecurity Consultant of the Year

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GOLD WINNER:

Head of Cybersecurity Audits, Internal Audit Division, Arab National Bank

 

Cybersecurity Educator of the Year - ASIA

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GOLD WINNER:

Clement Arul

 

Cybersecurity Educator of the Year - EUROPE

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GOLD WINNER:

Bernard Meyer – Cybersecurity Educator of the Year

 

Cybersecurity Educator of the Year - NORTH AMERICA

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GOLD WINNER:

Jeff Dawley: Cybersecurity Pulse™ by Cybersecurity Compliance Corp.

 

Cybersecurity Executive of the Year - ASIA

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GOLD WINNER:

CYFIRMA

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Clement Arul

 

Cybersecurity Executive of the Year - MIDDLE EAST

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GOLD WINNER:

Head of Cybersecurity Audits, Internal Audit Division, Arab National Bank

 

Cybersecurity Executive of the Year - North America ( between 1,000 to 4,999 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Candid Wüest

 

Cybersecurity Executive of the Year - US ( between 10 to 49 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Gregory Hoffer, Coviant Software

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Grant Elliott

 

Cybersecurity Executive of the Year - US ( between 100 to 499 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Mike Ewell

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Patti Chanthaphone

 

Cybersecurity Executive of the Year - US ( between 500 to 999 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Chaim Mazal

 

Cybersecurity Journalist of the Year

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GOLD WINNER:

Jurgita Lapienyte – Cybersecurity Journalist of the Year

 

Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year - EUROPE

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GOLD WINNER:

Lisa Spencer – Irdeto

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Redscan

 

Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year - NORTH AMERICA

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GOLD WINNER:

Scott Gordon CISSP

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Judith Bitterli

 

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BRONZE WINNER:

Justin Nemmers

 

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BRONZE WINNER:

Susanne Gurman

 

Cybersecurity PR Professional of the Year

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GOLD WINNER:

Meredith Griffanti, Managing Director, FTI Consulting Strategic Communications

 

Cybersecurity Professional of the Year - ASIA

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GOLD WINNER:

Clement Arul

 

Cybersecurity Professional of the Year - MIDDLE EAST

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GOLD WINNER:

Roy Heller

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Head of Cybersecurity Audits, Internal Audit Division, Arab National Bank

 

Cybersecurity Professional of the Year - NORTH AMERICA

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GOLD WINNER:

Joseph Carson, Thycotic

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Chaim Mazal

 

Cybersecurity Project of the Year

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GOLD WINNER:

BitNinja

 

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SILVER WINNER:

CyberNews.com – Cybersecurity Project of the Year

 

Cybersecurity Strategist of the Year - NORTH AMERICA ( between 50 to 99 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Mr. Clinton Hackney

 

Cybersecurity Strategist of the Year - NORTH AMERICA ( between 100 to 499 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Caroline Wong

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Mike Ewell

 

Cybersecurity Strategist of the Year - NORTH AMERICA ( between 500 to 999 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Chaim Mazal

 

Cybersecurity Strategist of the Year - NORTH AMERICA ( between 1,000 to 4,999 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Ryan Kalember

 

Cybersecurity Team of the Year - ASIA

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GOLD WINNER:

CERT-GIB – Computer Emergency Response Team, Group-IB.

 

Cybersecurity Team of the Year - EUROPE

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GOLD WINNER:

Cyberservices team of Mark Mulready

 

Cybersecurity Team of the Year - NORTH AMERICA

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GOLD WINNER:

Mr. Cooper’s Identity Governance Team & Program

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Cimcor, Inc. Team

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Medigate

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Triaxiom Security Engineering Team

 

Cybersecurity Woman of the Year - EUROPE

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GOLD WINNER:

Nicola Jakeman

 

Cybersecurity Woman of the Year - NORTH AMERICA ( between 10 to 49 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Chloe Messdaghi, Point3 Security

 

Cybersecurity Woman of the Year - NORTH AMERICA ( between 100 to 499 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Caroline Dillon

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Patti Chanthaphone

 

Cybersecurity Woman of the Year - NORTH AMERICA ( between 500 to 999 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Christy Wyatt, President and CEO of Absolute Software

 

Cybersecurity Woman of the Year - NORTH AMERICA ( between 1,000 to 4,999 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Lyn Campbell

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Sarah Tatsis, BlackBerry

 

Cybersecurity Woman of the Year - NORTH AMERICA ( between 5,000 to 9,999 employees )

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GOLD WINNER:

Kimberly Sutherland

 

Defensive Cyberspace Operations Team of the Year

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GOLD WINNER:

CSIOS Cyberspace Operations Division

 

SOC Team of the Year

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GOLD WINNER:

Proficio’s Global SOC Team

 

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SILVER WINNER:

Solutions by Design Security Operations Center Team