Posted 21 Jan 2021
Winners Recognized for Advancing Education and Visibility in the Cybersecurity Industry
New York, NY, January 21, 2020 - SecurityScorecard, the global leader in cybersecurity ratings, announced today its inaugural ‘Trust and Transparency Awards’. The awards, which will run on an annual cycle, are given to individuals or organizations exemplifying the essential values of trust and transparency by improving visibility, education, and overall transparency in the cybersecurity industry.
Nominees were evaluated based on criteria that promote overall trust and transparency in the cybersecurity industry, whether by protecting personal and business data, driving transparency across cyber policies and incidents, or educating and elevating cyber initiatives. The winners, chosen by an independent group of cybersecurity luminaries, of the inaugural awards are:
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
“Building a reputation of trustworthiness is critical to SecurityScorecard’s mission of making the world a safer place,” said Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CEO and co-founder of SecurityScorecard. “We are privileged to honor those in the cybersecurity industry who have demonstrated the value of education, transparency, and the shared responsibility of protecting organizations from persistent threats.”
This year’s judges included Dr. Daniel Geer, a senior fellow at In-Q-Tel; Dr. Edward Amoroso, CEO of TAG Cyber LLC; Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Executive Director of the Global Privacy & Security by Design Centre; Jim Routh, Head of Enterprise Cyber Security for MassMutual; and Edna Conway, Vice President of Global Security, Risk & Compliance for Microsoft’s Azure Platform. Independent advisor Mike Pittenger, a celebrated cybersecurity expert, also provided critical feedback, program oversight, and insights into the development of the inaugural awards.
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. The same nomination and judging process will be followed every year hereafter.
In return for the judge’s participation, SecurityScorecard made a donation in their honor to a STEM charity of their choice. Each of the five winners above 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 charities chosen by the judges for 2020 are The United Way, Girls Who Code, International Consortium Of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals, and Khan Academy.
SecurityScorecard is completely transparent about its scoring methodology and appeal processes. SecurityScorecard recognizes that for organizations to rely on its data, they must know how the company arrives at its scores. You can find more information here: https://trust.securityscorecard.com
SecurityScorecard is the global leader in cybersecurity ratings and the only service with over a 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 1,000 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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