Trust and transparency are two extremely important principles to SecurityScorecard. We understand that transparency is the cornerstone of trust and trust is the foundation of any good business relationship. It’s the reason why we make our scoring methodology publicly available as well as the statistics around our platform performance. And while that benefits our own business relationships, we want to do more to help elevate the trust and transparency within the cybersecurity industry as a whole so everyone can benefit.
That is why SecurityScorecard is thrilled to launch the inaugural Trust and Transparency Awards. The program was established to highlight people or organizations that promote the essential values of trust and transparency within the cybersecurity industry. As an annual program, we’ll look to honor up to five people and/or organizations each year that have demonstrated a commitment to operate in a fully open manner with their customers, partners, and employees when it comes to cybersecurity.
The Awards are grounded by independent judges
To ensure the integrity of the program, we were honored to have partnered with five amazing industry luminaries who believe in the program’s goals. They supported our cause by volunteering their time as our independent judges.
- Ed Amoroso: CEO of TAG Cyber LLC
- Ann Cavoukian: Executive Director of the Global Privacy & Security by Design Centre
- Edna Conway: Vice President of Global Security, Risk & Compliance for Microsoft’s Azure Platform.
- Dan Geer: a senior fellow at In-Q-Tel
- Jim Routh: Head of Enterprise Cyber Security for MassMutual
For their time, SecurityScorecard made donations to the following STEM charities in their honor: The United Way, Girls Who Code, International Consortium Of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals, and Khan Academy.
The winners were selected from a number of candidates recommended by the judges themselves. From there, the judges reviewed and collaborated over who were the most deserving. The final decision came by way of popular vote. Each of the five winners will have the option to serve as judges for the awards in 2021 and will then be afforded a donation to the STEM charity of their choice. The same nomination and judging process will be followed every year thereafter.
And the winners are…
We’re happy to promote the winners of the 2020 Trust and Transparency Awards
- Devon Bryan – Managing Director, Chief Information Security Officer at MUFG Union Bank for his founding of the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) a non-profit dedicated to increasing diversity in the field of cybersecurity by funding scholarship opportunities
- Rob Joyce – Special US Liaison Officer and Senior Advisor to the Director for Cybersecurity Strategy, NSA, for his public presentations beginning with his 2016 USENIX presentation on Disrupting Nation State Hackers
- Olav Lysne – Director at Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering for his book: “The Huawei and Snowden Questions: Can Electronic Equipment from Untrusted Vendors be Verified?”
- MITRE Corporation – The MITRE Corporation was selected for its ATT&CK Framework, a comprehensive matrix of tactics and techniques used by threat hunters, red teamers, and defenders to better classify attacks and assess an organization’s risk. The award is accepted by Adam Pennington, MITRE’s ATT&CK Lead
- Anne Neuberger – Director, Cybersecurity Directorate, NSA, for her push to make the NSA more transparent
Congratulations to our well-deserving winners. We hope your contributions to the industry will stretch a bit further through our award recognition and promotion. Thank you to our panel of judges. We appreciate you taking the time and providing us with your insights. Special thanks to Mike Pittenger, who worked with SecurityScorecard to help establish the program.
And, as a 13 year veteran of this industry, I am grateful to SecurityScorecard for providing a platform in which we can promote cybersecurity heroes who have inspired me and so many others within the industry for their contribution to industry advancement by way of transparency. A platform that can provide forward progress into the openness and collaboration needed to ensure fewer company breaches and instill more offensive play against adversaries vs. defensive ones.