Phillipe Courot, ceo of Qualys, Inc., for his involvement founding CSO Interchange — an effective forum that helps drive collaboration and discussions nationally among csos, cisos and other IT security pros.

Fernando Lourenco, MasterCard Europe, for his leadership on the SDP/PCI standard — an effort to increase online merchant security.

Andrew Jaquith, senior analyst at Yankee Group, for his extensive work on advancing security metrics — a holy grail of the industry.

Christopher Rodrigues, president and ceo of Visa International, who is viewed as one of the first ceos to trumpet the call for ceos and boards to get more involved in cybersecurity.