Groundbreaking Vulnerability Discoveries and Cutting-Edge Research Helps Improve Security Globally
Seattle, Wash., March 20, 2019 – IOActive, Inc., the worldwide leader in research-fueled security services, today announced that the company was selected as one of the “Most Important Industry Companies of the Last 30 Years” for SC Media’s 30th Anniversary Awards. IOActive was recognized for this award alongside two other security firms, Proofpoint, Inc. and RSA Security.
As part of SC Media’s year-long celebration for their 30th anniversary in the cybersecurity industry, they expanded their annual SC Awards to include several special categories honoring those who have shaped the industry, as well as those who are just beginning their journey and will serve to impact the future. Winners were decided by SC Media’s editorial team with the assistance of the SC Awards co-chairs.
“Over the last three decades, the winners of our 30th Anniversary Awards have left an indelible imprint on the cybersecurity industry through their tireless work and visionary leadership,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. “IOActive and its researchers have most assuredly earned this honor for their continued dedication to protecting enterprises from today’s sophisticated threats.”
For over 20 years, IOActive has not only helped its Global 500 customers stay ahead of threats, but they have also helped entire industries embrace security through ground-breaking research. With embedded device and silicon hacking labs in Seattle and Madrid, IOActive’s research has been on the cutting edge of securing many industries including automotive, medical devices, aviation, satellite communications, and more. The research is driven by IOActive’s unique “attacker’s perspective” and forms the foundation of the company’s global service offerings.
In addition to its client work and research, IOActive has implemented programs to further its mission of making the world a safer, more secure place. For example, with the evolution of smart cities, the team created IOActive’s Securing Smart Cities non-profit initiative, which serves as a resource to work through the complexities of securing a smart city. The goal of the initiative is to ensure cybersecurity is considered in the planning phase of a smart city, rather than an afterthought.
“It’s humbling and rewarding that SC Media has recognized IOActive as one of the top security firms that has made a positive impact across numerous industries,” said Jennifer Steffens, chief executive officer of IOActive. “As the threatscape continues to evolve, our team continues to focus on security that has real-world impact. Looking ahead, IOActive remains committed to driving research to improve public safety, privacy and security across private and public sectors.”
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IOActive is a trusted partner for Global 1000 enterprises, providing research-fueled security services across all industries. Our cutting-edge security teams provide highly specialized technical and programmatic services including full stack penetration testing, program efficacy assessments, and hardware hacking. IOActive brings an unique attacker’s perspective to every client engagement to maximize security investments and improve client’s overall security posture and business resiliency. Founded in 1998, IOActive is headquartered in Seattle with global operations. For more information, visit ioactive.com.
Michelle Schafer, Merritt Group for IOActive