2018 Visionary Leadership Award Winners

 

 

Congratulations to the 2018 Visionary Leadership award winners.

The Cyber Security Summit is pleased to announce the names of its largest-ever group of Visionary Leadership Award winners. The Summit has given awards to top leaders in industry, government and academia since 2015. However, this year the awards program was expanded to include a wider array of visionaries. The goal was to recognize innovative people at all levels who help develop and foster strategies to protect critical systems and data.

These winners will be recognized at the Visionary Leaders Awards Dinner, hosted on the evening of October 23rd in conjunction with the 8th Annual Cyber Security Summit. Along with recognition for their accomplishments, award recipients will get a brief opportunity to share their innovative strategies with their peers and attendees of the Summit.

Visionary leaders from across the cyber security ecosystem were eligible to receive awards, which are known as “Morrie Awards.” The awards are named after Robert Tappan Morris, the American computer scientist who notably created the first computer worm on the Internet. He later went on to make significant contributions to computer networking as well as co-found the funding firm Y Combinator and become a tenured professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Visionary Leadership Award Dinner is 10/23.

 

Faisal Kaleem

 

Academic Leader Winner:

FAISAL KALEEM

Metro State University, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Security, Executive Director, MN Cyber

Jennifer Czaplewski

 

Application Security Winner:

JENNIFER CZAPLEWSKI

Director, Target Product Intelligence team lead

Todd Carpenter

 

Emerging Technologies Winner:

TODD CARPENTER

Adventium Labs, Chief Engineer

Bradley Brekke

 

Global Security Leader Winner:

BRADLEY BREKKE

Mayo Clinic, Chief Security Officer (Interim)

Col. Stefanie Horvath

 

Governance Champion Winner:

COL. STEFANIE HORVATH

Minnesota Army National Guard, Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs; Executive Director Enterprise Services, Minnesota IT Services

Steen Fjalstad

 

IT Audit Winner:

STEEN FJALSTAD

Midwest Reliability Organization, Security and Mitigation Principal

Chrysa Freeman

 

Security Awareness Program Winner:

CHRYSA FREEMAN

Code42, Manager, Security Governance Risk & Compliance Awareness

Neal Dawson

 

Security Operations Winner:

NEAL DAWSON

State of Minnesota, Minnesota IT Services, Vulnerability Management Director

Richard Ketelsen

 

Student Winner:

RICHARD KETELSEN

Metropolitan State University, Student

Jim O'Conner

 

Visionary Program Leader Winner:

JIM O’CONNER

Cargill, Chief Information Security Officer

 

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