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EY Names Aleksandr Yampolskiy as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 New York Award Winner

Posted on August 6th, 2021

NEW YORK – Aug 4, 2021 — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CEO and co-founder of SecurityScorecard, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 New York Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those who are “unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders, excelling in talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation, and future plans.” Yampolskiy was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was announced during the program’s virtual awards gala on Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021.

“EY is proud to celebrate these unstoppable entrepreneurs and welcome them into our global Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni community,” said AJ Jordan, EY Americas Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director. “Despite the unprecedented challenges of the past year, these heroic leaders have inspired us all with their unrivaled courage, ambition and unwavering commitment to their companies, clients, and communities”

Aleksandr Yampolskiy is a globally recognized cybersecurity innovator, leader, and expert. He has led the company since its beginnings in 2013 to become one of the world’s most trusted cybersecurity brands. By instilling the corporate values of “One Scorecard, One Team,” Alex has led SecurityScorecard’s continued growth—furthering how cybersecurity ratings have become an essential benchmark across multiple industries and business uses. The company's success is driven by the demand to identify vulnerabilities to the evolving cybersecurity threats, and then empower organizations to improve their own security posture and mitigate risks posed by third parties.

"It is an honor to be recognized as an Entrepreneur Of the Year winner by EY, and a greater honor for SecurityScorecard to be recognized for how we are shaping the cybersecurity ratings industry as a whole," said Yampolskiy. "I dedicate this award to our great team at SecurityScorecard who is making the world a safer place each day.”

With the ability to continuously monitor and scan billions of signals every week, SecurityScorecard is the global industry leader in cybersecurity ratings. The company collects and analyzes global threat signals that allow organizations to have instant visibility into the security posture of vendors and business partners as well as the capability to do a self-assessment of their own security posture. The technology continuously monitors 10 groups of risk factors to instantly deliver an easy-to-understand A-F rating.

Prior to founding the company, Yampolskiy was a hands-on CTO at Cinchcast and BlogTalkRadio, the largest online talk radio and podcast hosting platform. Prior to that, he led security and compliance at Gilt Groupe, where he managed all aspects of IT infrastructure security, secure application development, and PCI compliance. Yampolskiy has a B.A. in mathematics and computer science from New York University and a Ph.D. in Cryptography from Yale University.

For 35 years, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage, and ingenuity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries, and made a positive impact on their communities. NeSmith will go on to become a lifetime member of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight, and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries—all supported by vast EY resources.

As a New YorkAward winner, Yampolskiy is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation. Heartland sponsors also include Colliers International, Padilla Co., PNC Bank, SALO LLC, Twin Cities Business, and Donnelley Financial Solutions.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth, and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.

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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 securityscorecard.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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