Bad actors rapidly evolve their tactics. Security companies, therefore, need to evolve faster. And they need leaders to drive that effort. 

Whether they are the chief scientist of a large cybersecurity vendor or the CEO of a promising tech startup, those recognized in this category lead the research and development efforts for their company, ensuring the cybersecurity industry does not fall behind adversaries. Rather, they recognize the type of innovation required to best protect the data and systems that are the lifeblood of enterprises. 

Click here to see our full list of 2023 SC Award finalists.