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Cylance® executive nominated and selected by Fortune 1000 Chief Information Security Officers for outstanding industry leadership
IRVINE, CALIF. – December 3, 2015 – Cylance®, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity through the use of artificial intelligence to proactively prevent, rather than just reactively detect, advanced persistent threats and malware, today announced that its global chief information security officer, Malcolm Harkins, received the 2015 Security Advisor Alliance Excellence in Innovation Award. Harkins was one of five award winners who were nominated and selected by their peers for their outstanding leadership in the cybersecurity industry and commitment to improving their communities. He recently accepted the award at the first annual Security Advisor Alliance Summit in Dallas.
The Excellence in Innovation Award honors a security leader that displays creativity, innovation and outside-the-box thinking in addressing today’s cybersecurity challenges. This individual also donates time and energy to consulting startups in cybersecurity, and helps identify and articulate the complex problems the industry must solve.
“This is a well-deserved honor for Malcolm,” said Cylance CEO Stuart McClure. “He is an industry leader who understands the security challenges of any enterprise and knows how to apply technology to solve those challenges. Malcolm has shown himself to be a very valuable asset to Cylance, its clients and a broad set of enterprise decision makers seeking new and more effective approaches to reducing the risks wrought by the ongoing increase in the number and sophistication of cyberthreats. His humility and dedication to working on cybersecurity’s front-lines to help businesses think differently about how to prevail over cyberattackers is admirable.”
Harkins is responsible for all aspects of information risk and security at Cylance as well as public policy and customer outreach to help improve understanding of cybersecurity-related risk. He spent 23 years with Intel, most recently as its first Chief Security and Privacy Officer.
“The Alliance is thrilled Malcolm received recognition from his peers as an industry-leading innovator. Malcolm approaches information security’s biggest challenges with creativity and offers a unique perspective that will provide for actionable solutions to our greatest challenges,” said Clayton Pummill, executive director, Security Advisor Alliance.
About the Security Advisor Alliance
The Security Advisor Alliance is a nonprofit organization founded by industry leading chief information security officers (CISOs) to ignite a movement of alliance, growth and giving. The central mission is to create a peer support system and provide resources to grow executive leadership, the cybersecurity industry, and giving back to entrepreneurs, schools and other nonprofits. The organization is comprised of Fortune 1000 CISOs and those that aspire to hold such a position in the future. For more information about the Alliance, visit www.securityadvisoralliance.org.
About Cylance® Inc.
Cylance is the only company to offer a preventive cybersecurity solution that stops advanced threats and malware at the most vulnerable point: the endpoint. Applying a revolutionary artificial intelligence approach, the Cylance endpoint security solution, CylancePROTECT®, analyzes the DNA of code prior to its execution on the endpoint to find and prevent threats others can’t, while using a fraction of the system resources associated with endpoint antivirus and detect and respond solutions that are deployed in enterprises today. For more information visit: www.cylance.com
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