Announcing the 2023 Exabeam Cybersecurity Warrior Awards: Nominate Your Champions! - Exabeam

Announcing the 2023 Exabeam Cybersecurity Warrior Awards: Nominate Your Champions!

July 26, 2023


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These awards honor outstanding Exabeam customers who demonstrate leadership and innovation in cybersecurity. Do you know a SOC Warrior, a CISO Innovator, or a top-notch cybersecurity team that’s setting an example for a state-of-the-art SOC? Nominate them, or even yourself, for an award! Nominations are accepted through September 1, 2023 at midnight PT.

Our previous winners, including GM, Maxar Technologies, Newmont Corporation, Rakuten, Teleperformance, United Airlines, Willis Towers Watson, and Woodforest National Bank, have showcased industry-leading innovation in security operations and across their organizations. 

The 2023 Exabeam Cybersecurity Warrior Award winners will be recognized in the following categories at Spotlight23:

Security Operations Superheroes Award

This award is presented to a standout security operations team leading in strategy, security technology, and implementation. With a true team spirit, they excel in running their security operations center. The Security Operations Superheroes Award recognizes their outstanding efforts to fortify their organization’s defenses, surpassing basic security best practices. They demonstrate visionary leadership, ensuring executives and their entire organization understand that security encompasses much more than just securing IT. This Security Operations Superheroes team secures the entire organization effectively. Their prowess in utilizing Exabeam to its fullest capabilities allows them to swiftly elevate Level 1 Analysts to Level 3 Threat Hunters.

CISO Innovator Award

This illustrious award is bestowed upon a CISO who demonstrates excellence as both a security and business leader. With a focus on business-wide partnerships and cybersecurity education, this exceptional individual consistently drives innovation, leading their organization’s cybersecurity operations and improving its security posture year after year. Trusted by industry peers for valuable advice, the CISO Innovator recognizes the importance of sharing knowledge with the broader cybersecurity community. Leveraging Exabeam New-Scale SIEMTM products to their fullest potential, this CISO and their team gain deep insights into distinguishing normal versus abnormal behavior within their environments.

SOC Defender Award

The SOC Defender Award is presented to an outstanding security engineer or security analyst who stands on the front lines of defense at their organization, going above and beyond each day. This dedicated SOC Defender leaves no stone unturned in ensuring their organization is protected from adversaries at all times. Proficient in Exabeam and other top solutions used in their security operations center (SOC), they effectively communicate their expertise to business, technology, and security leaders, as well as their peers. 

Community Champion Award

The Community Champion Award celebrates individuals who actively engage with the Exabeam Community, generously sharing wisdom and advice, and consistently offering helpful and supportive resources to their peers. They go out of their way to foster a thriving community, providing valuable insights, answering questions, and creating a supportive environment for everyone time and again.

The Mick Jenkins Leadership Award

The Mick Jenkins Leadership Award is a tribute to the memory of Mick Jenkins, a revered cybersecurity leader, esteemed community advocate, and cherished friend of Exabeam. With an illustrious career that included 28 years of service in the Defence Intelligence branch of the British Armed Forces, sharing cybersecurity expertise with the 2012 London Olympics leaders, and advising the European Defence Agency, Mick Jenkins left an indelible mark on the industry.

This aptly-named award honors cybersecurity leaders who, like Mick Jenkins, extend their experience beyond the confines of their organizations. Actively engaging in published work, teaching, and volunteering, these exceptional leaders make a profound impact on the global cybersecurity landscape and humanity as a whole. Their dedication to educating others and sharing their experience echoes the legacy of Mick Jenkins, inspiring the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

Submit your nominations today and be part of this celebration!

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Announcing the 2023 Exabeam Cybersecurity Warrior Awards: Nominate Your Champions!

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