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SecurityScorecard CEO, Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy Named Winner of the Top 10 Cybersecurity Experts for 2021 by Cyber Defense Magazine

Posted on August 2nd, 2021

Company Named Top 10 Cybersecurity Companies Finalist at the Prestigious Black Unicorn Awards for 2021

BLACKHAT 2021 – LAS VEGAS – AUGUST 2, 2021 — SecurityScorecard, the global leader in cybersecurity ratings, today announced that CEO Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy has been named a Winner for the Top 10 Cybersecurity Experts for 2021. The Black Unicorn Awards 2021 take place each year during the Black Hat USA conference. Dr. Yampolskiy competed against many of the industry’s leading cybersecurity experts for this prestigious award.

“We’re pleased to name Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy of SecurityScorecard as a Top 10 Cybersecurity Expert for 2021 among a small, elite group of information security professionals in our third annual Black Unicorn awards,” said Judges Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of, David DeWalt of, Dr. Peter Stephenson of Cyber Defense Labs and Gary Miliefsky of

SecurityScorecard was also named a finalist in the Black Unicorn Awards for 2021, which recognizes the industry’s leading providers of cybersecurity products and services. The term “Black Unicorn” signifies a cybersecurity company that has the potential to reach $1 billion in market value as determined by private or public investment and these awards showcase those companies with this kind of incredible potential in the cybersecurity marketplace.

“For the past several years, we’ve continued to show the power of cybersecurity ratings for companies to protect their businesses, brands, and customers,” said Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy. “We are at a critical juncture where cybersecurity can’t be overlooked as more businesses and industries are impacted by the evolving threats. We are honored to be recognized for our leadership in providing not only the insights into known vulnerabilities but also the concrete ways in which businesses can constantly monitor and improve their cybersecurity posture.”

SecurityScorecard continuously monitors millions of entities globally, and uses non-intrusive proprietary methods to assess their security posture across ten risk categories to instantly deliver an easy-to-understand “A” through “F” rating; including DNS health, IP reputation, web application security, network security, leaked information, hacker chatter, endpoint security, and patching cadence. On a daily basis, these ratings are updated based on objective, publicly available data that, similar to credit ratings, provides an “outside-in” view of an entity’s security posture.

About SecurityScorecard

Funded by world-class investors including Silver Lake Partners, Sequoia Capital, GV, Riverwood Capital and others, SecurityScorecard is the global leader in cybersecurity ratings with more than 10 million companies continuously rated. Founded in 2013 by security and risk experts Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy and Sam Kassoumeh, SecurityScorecard's patented rating technology is used by over 18,000 organizations for enterprise risk management, third-party risk management, board reporting, due diligence, and cyber insurance underwriting. SecurityScorecard continues to make the world a safer place by transforming the way companies understand, improve and communicate cybersecurity risk to their boards, employees, and vendors. Every company has the universal right to their trusted and transparent Instant SecurityScorecard rating. For more information, visit or connect with us on LinkedIn.

About Cyber Defense Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s 9th year of honoring cybersecurity innovators, in this case, the Black Unicorn Awards for 2021 on our Cyber Defense Awards platform. In this competition, judges for these prestigious awards include cybersecurity industry veterans, trailblazers, and market makers Gary Miliefsky of CDMG, Dr. Peter Stephenson of CDMG, Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of Allegis Cyber and David DeWalt of NightDragon with much appreciation to emeritus judge Robert Herjavec of Herjavec Group. To see the complete list of finalists for the Black Unicorn Awards for 2021 please visit

About Cyber Defense Magazine

Cyber Defense Magazine was founded in 2012 by Gary S. Miliefsky, globally recognized cybersecurity thought leader, inventor, and entrepreneur, and continues to be the premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and limited print editions exclusively for the RSA, BlackHat and IPEXPO conferences and our limited edition paid reprint subscribers. Learn more about us at Cyber Defense Magazine is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group (CDMG).


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