Innovation builds upon the best of what a sector offers today to create solutions that will transform the way businesses operate tomorrow. The individuals that drive that innovation bring to the table a specific set of skills: problem-solving expertise, technological prowess, and an ability to think in the abstract to understand what is (or could be) possible.

From executives at established companies to founders of promising startups, those recognized in this category have their thumb on research and development efforts for their company, reading the technological tea leaves to ensure the cybersecurity industry stays one step ahead of adversaries.