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Cybersecurity Impact Awards “Call for Entries” Now Open; All-Star Panel of Judges Unveiled

December 18, 2018

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 18, 2018--The inaugural Cybersecurity Impact Awards, dedicated to shining a spotlight on Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia companies for their leadership and innovation within the cybersecurity industry, today announced that the call for entries is now open. Entries can be submitted at https://www.cybertacos.net/impact-awards/. Winners will be honored at the May 14, 2019 CYBERTACOS event taking place at SPACES in Arlington, Virginia.

Categories include:

Start-up to Watch (Under 15 employees or less than 24 months in business) Small business (Under 50 employees) Mid-size (51-250 employees) Large (251+ employees)

Panel of judges:

Merritt Baer, Principal Security Architect for Global Accounts at Amazon Web Services Yong-Gon Chon, Board Advisor with Cloudentity and RiskRecon/former CEO of Focal Point Data Risk Mike Denning, Principal, Blu Venture Investors, LLC Naomi Eide, Senior Editor, CIO Dive Sean Kelley, Former Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Veteran Affairs and Chief Information Security Officer at the EPA/Radio Host, Cyber Chat (1500AM) Megan Gates, Associate Editor | ASIS International Mark Goldstein, Former deputy CISO for Forcepoint and mentors innovative cybersecurity startups via the MACH37 incubator and young cybersecurity professionals through Women InTechnology Bob Gourley, Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Crucial Point LLC and former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Danielle Jackson, Chief Information Security Officer at SecureAuth Corporation Sushila Nair, Security Portfolio Senior Director at NTT DATA Donna Ruginski, Founder of SAINT Corporation and Advisor to startup companies in the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Ramesh Sepehrrad, Ph.D., Technology, Information and Resiliency Risk Officer, Freddie Mac and Founding Member and Executive Sponsor of Center for Security Innovation, CSI Lab Anne Marie Zettlemoyer, VP of Security Engineering at Mastercard

The early bird entry is January 25 - $99; Regular deadline – Feb 22 - $149; late deadline – April 12 - $199. Enter today: https://www.cybertacos.net/impact-awards/

About CYBERTACOS

Born out of a conversation with cyber reporters at the RSA Conference in 2016, CYBERTACOS® has grown into a series of events, previously held in Austin, Texas; Washington D.C.; San Francisco, California and Northern Virginia. Events typically attract between than 250-500 cyber professionals from reporters to engineers to top executives. It’s our chance to come together as a community over our shared love of Mexican fare.

Follow us  on Twitter at  @CYBERTACOS_!

Questions?  Contact us at  cybertacos@w2comm.com

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SOURCE: CYBERTACOS

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