41 companies, products and people recognized for excellence in cybersecurity
New York, NY, May 3, 2021 –- SC Media today announced the winners of its annual SC Awards competition, identifying 41 people, solutions and companies displaying exemplary performance in the cybersecurity industry. Award winners are featured at the SC Media website, along with extensive editorial coverage of the competition that will continue throughout “SC Awards Week,” May 3 - 7.
The 2021 SC Awards was the most competitive to date, with a record 600 entries received across categories. The SC Media Trust Awards recognize outstanding security products and services and include 19 categories. Excellence Awards recognize 12 categories of cybersecurity company closely partnering with organizations to improve their security posture. Finally, 10 categories of Leadership Awards recognize individuals from the end user community who are driving market progress.
Entries for the Trust and Excellence Awards were judged by a world-class panel of 43 industry leaders, from sectors including health care, financial services, manufacturing, consulting, and education, among others. Profiles of the judging panel can be viewed as part of the SC Awards coverage. Entries for the Leadership Awards were judged by the SC Media editorial team.
The high level of attention around this year’s SC Awards reflects the extraordinary demands the events of the past year have placed on both organizations and vendors. In a letter to the community, SC Media Editor in Chief Jill Aitoro emphasized the battery of challenges they faced — from the global pandemic that drove employees home en masse; supply chain attacks that left government agencies and businesses of all sizes reeling; cybercriminals and enemy nation states that banked on security gaps — and much more.
“The 2021 SC Awards saw vendors and security practitioners delivering powerful strategies and solutions in response to unprecedented challenges,” said Aitoro. “This year’s honorees stood out for their resiliency, as well as their ability and willingness to collaborate with peers and partners for the sake of the cybersecurity at large.”
SC Media’s coverage includes profiles of winners and finalists across categories, as well a series of Winners Circle roundtables: candid on camera conversations between the SC Media editorial team and SC Award recipients about the evolving threat landscape, emerging technologies, vendor and customer partnership, and the role of cybersecurity in business growth plans. Winners Circle discussions feature prominent C-level executives and will be released throughout SC Awards Week.
About SC Awards
The SC Awards are recognized throughout the security industry as the gold standard of excellence in cybersecurity. With the awards, SC Media recognizes the achievements of security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the vigilant work of government, commercial and nonprofit entities.
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