Announcing the 2021 CyberScoop 50 awards winners

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Scoop News Group is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 CyberScoop 50 awards.

Voters nominated and selected the most impactful leaders in government and the private sector who spend their time detecting foreign espionage, stopping ransomware attacks and safeguarded data. Scoop News Group received more than 700,000 votes across the eight categories in 2021.

The past year saw a flurry of malicious activity, innovation and changes that highlighted the way technology undergirds Americans’ daily lives. From changes throughout the federal government to an apparent increase in hacks against medical facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, security personnel have played a stabilizing role during uncertain times.

The CyberScoop 50 award winners represent a group of brilliant leaders, innovative decision-makers and tireless workers dedicated to public service, workforce equity and boosting digital resilience. The winners, alphabetically by each category, are:

Big Thinker of the Year

Jen Easterly, Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Chris Inglis, National Cyber Director
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Ca., House of Representatives
Matt Olsen, Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Tonya Ugoretz, Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Policy Federal Bureau of Investigation
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., U.S. Senate

Cyber Industry Leadership

Victoria Beckman, Digital Crimes Unit, Microsoft
Michael Daniel, President and CEO, Cyber Threat Alliance
John Davis, VP, Public Sector, Palo Alto Networks
Aaron Faulkner, Federal Services Cyber Practice Lead, Accenture
Sean Frazier, Federal Chief Information Security Officer, Okta
Crane Hassold, Director of Threat Intelligence, Abnormal Security
Barry Hensley, Chief Threat Intelligence Officer, Secureworks
Max Krohn, Head of Security Engineering, Zoom
Allan Liska, Intelligence Analyst, Recorded Future
Katie Nickels, Director of Intelligence, Red Canary
Camille Stewart, Google Global Head of Product Strategy, Co-Founder Share The Mic In Cyber
Lauren Zabierek, Executive Director of Cyber Policy at Harvard’s Belfer Center, Co-Founder Share The Mic In Cyber

Government Leadership

Shane Barney, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Lara Bradford, Shared Cybersecurity Services, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Stacy Cahill, Chief Information Security Officer, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Department of Treasury
Shaun Cavanaugh, Chief Information Security Officer, National Park Service
Chris Cleary, Chief Information Security Officer, Department of the Navy
Greg Crabb, Chief Information Security Officer, Vice President, U.S. Postal Service
Chris DeRusha, Federal Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
Mike Duffy, Deputy Associate Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Matt Easley, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Army
Steve Frank, Chief Information Security Officer, Central Intelligence Agency
Richard Gautier, Chief Information Security Officer, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Beau Houser, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Census Bureau
Renata Spinks, U.S. Marine Corps Acting Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command Cyber Technology Officer
Benito Urbina, Director of Cybersecurity Management and Infrastructure, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Janet Vogel, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nick Ward, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Justice
Don Watson, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Mike Witt, Chief Information Security Officer, NASA

Most Inspiring Up & Comer

Mari Galloway, CEO, Founding Board Member, Cyberjutsu
Andrew Morris, CEO, Co-founder, GreyNoise Intelligence

Security Pioneer

Kirk Burns, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Texas Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Steven Harrison, Senior Computer Scientist, U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency
John Hultquist, VP, Intelligence Analysis, Mandiant
Ali Karshan, General Counsel of Cybersecurity, Citigroup
Wendy Nather, Head of Advisory Chief Information Security Officers, Cisco
Ellison Anne Williams, Founder, CEO, Enveil
John Wood, Chairman, CEO, Telos

Technology Leadership

Alissa Abdullah, Deputy Chief Security Officer, Mastercard
Jay Faylo, Artificial Intelligence Integration Leader, 5th Fleet, Task Force 59, Department of Navy
Katie Moussouris, Founder, CEO, Luta Security
Vanetta Pledger, Chief Information Officer, City of Alexandria, Va.

Community Builder of the Year

K-12 Security Information Exchange, National Director, Global Resilience Federation

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