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Threat Seeker – Kristina Sisk

Category: Threat Seeker Name: Kristina Sisk Title: Director of Threat Hunting and Threat Intelligence Company: Capital One  Why Nominated: An evangelist dedicated to sharing her knowledge of team-based threat hunting campaigns and enabling teams to construct them from ground zero, Kristina Sisk is responsible for building hunt and threat intelligence teams to protect Capital One…

Threat Seeker – Allison Nixon

Category: Threat Seeker Name: Allison Nixon Title: Director of Security Research Company: Flashpoint Why Nominated: A proponent of collaboration who led an investigatory team working with Akamai and Dyn, Allison Nixon helped confirm the participation of a Mirai botnet in the (DDoS) attacks against Dyn DNS. Her work as a threat-seeker has made her a…

C-Suite – Wayson Vannatta

Category: C-Suite Name: Wayson Vannatta Title: CIO Company: WatchGuard Technologies Why Nominated: Wayson Vannatta has led a number of impactful internal improvement projects to make WatchGuard more secure. He believes people can be an asset to security rather than the weakest link, as long as they are properly trained, involved and invested in their organization’s…

Thought Leader – Andy Ellis

Category: Thought Leader Name: Andy Ellis Title: CSO Company: Akamai Technologies Why nominated: A recognized visionary who predicted companies would rely on cloud-based applications Akamai CSO Andy Ellis has parlayed his deep understanding of how to use the company’s content delivery network to guard against web-based security attacks into building new functionality into security offerings, pinpointing security threats, enhancing…

Influencer – Ed Adams

Category: Influencer Name: Ed Adams Title: President & CEO Company: Security Innovation Why Nominated: In addition to being at the helm of Security Innovation for over 16 years, Ed Adams is a Distinguished Fellow of The Ponemon Institute and actively contributes to its think tank research. He serves on the board of several IT security organizations…

Thought Leader – Gary Hayslip

Category: Thought Leader Name: Gary Hayslip Title: Vice President, Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Company: Webroot Why nominated: After building up an innovative security program as San Diego’s CISO, Gary Hayslip has initiated an ambitious and strategic three-year plan for the Webroot where he now serves as global CISO.  Profile: Hayslip’s more than 20-year career, including advising an…

Influencer – Ryan Wilk

Category: Influencer Name: Ryan Wilk Title: VP of customer success, NuData Security, a Mastercard company Why Nominated: Ryan Wilk’s influence and expertise have helped many of the world’s top brands thwart online fraud and prevent the repurposing of stolen data for account takeover, synthetic account creation, and other exploits. As someone who has worked years in…

Thought Leader – Mischel Kwon

Category: Thought Leader Name: Mischel Kwon Title: Founder and CEO Company: MKACyber  Why nominated: Mischel Kwon has the distinction of being The first-ever female director of US-CERT, and creator of the first-ever Security Operations Center at the Justice Department, Mischel Kwon has worked to change the way security operations are conducted in both the public and private sectors.  Profile:…

Influencer – John Dickson

Category: Influencer Name: John Dickson Title: Principal Company: Denim group Why Nominated: With his decades of experience in the cybersecurity industry, Dickson has worked as an influencer to move the industry in a positive direction, not only leading with his thoughts and ideas but also leading by example in a management position. Dickson continuously gives back…

Thought Leader – Saryu Nayyar

Category: Thought Leader Name: Saryu Nayyar Title: CEO and founder  Company: Gurucul  Why nominated: Gurucul CEO and published author Saryu Nayyar has built a whole company around her belief that analytics can be applied to identities for the purpose of monitoring behaviors and detecting advanced security threats.  Profile: Nayyar’s understanding that the rise of cloud applications and mobile computing…

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