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Job title of nominated professional (or team name)Chief Executive Officer
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)GreyCastle Security
Company size (employees)10 to 49
Headquarters RegionNorth America

In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:

* Reg is a nationally-recognized speaker and has presented at countless industry events, including BSides, ISSA, ISC2, ISACA, ASIS, DHS and InfraGard. Reg's successes have been featured in leading industry journals, including Software Magazine, ComputerWorld and InfoWorld. Reg is a contributor to numerous security publications and has co-authored several books on cybersecurity awareness.

* Reg is responsible for defining and executing the company's vision. Reg has led the organization to five consecutive years of triple-digit growth while establishing GreyCastle Security as a highly-respected thought leader. Under Reg's leadership, GreyCastle Security was nominated for Albany Business Review's Best Places to Work in consecutive years.

* Reg brings a thought-provoking perspective to the industry and strives to promote awareness, security "thinking" and practical application of security fundamentals.

Brief Overview

Reg Harnish is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and CEO of GreyCastle Security, a leading cybersecurity risk assessment, advisory and mitigation firm headquartered in Troy, New York.
As CEO of GreyCastle, Reg is responsible for defining and executing the company’s vision. Under his leadership, the company has experienced four consecutive years of triple-digit growth and countless industry accolades. Today, GreyCastle Security is working with organizations in nearly every state in the U.S. – including Fortune 5000 and Global 100 organizations.

Reg has been practicing cybersecurity for nearly two decades. His contrarian perspectives have
established him as a highly-respected thought-“disrupter” in the industry.

Reg was recently recognized as the 2017 Cybersecurity Consultant of the Year in North America by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.

Reg’s successes and expert commentary also have been featured in Time, Forbes, CIO Magazine, Dark Reading, Software Magazine, ComputerWorld, InfoWorld and countless others.

Reg is a nationally-recognized speaker and has presented at countless industry and security events for organizations including Security BSides, ISSA, ISC2, ISACA, InfraGard and others.

In addition to co-authoring several books on cybersecurity awareness, he has written several editorial pieces for as a member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only organization for senior-level technology executives.

Reg has served as a cybersecurity advisor to several educational institutions, sits on numerous cybersecurity association boards and is a fellow of the National Cybersecurity Institute, an academic and research center based in Washington, D.C.

Reg attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and an ITIL Foundations certified professional.