Congratulations to the 2018 Visionary Leadership award winners.
The Cyber Security Summit has given awards to top leaders in industry, government and academia since 2015. In 2018, the awards program was expanded to include a wider array of visionaries. The goal is to recognize innovative people at all levels who help develop and foster strategies to protect critical systems and data.
The winners are recognized at the Visionary Leaders Awards Dinner in conjunction with the 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 are 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.
Academic Leader Winner:
Metro State University, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Security, Executive Director, MN Cyber
Application Security Winner:
Director, Target Product Intelligence team lead
Emerging Technologies Winner:
Adventium Labs, Chief Engineer
Global Security Leader Winner:
Mayo Clinic, Chief Security Officer (Interim)
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
IT Audit Winner:
Midwest Reliability Organization, Security and Mitigation Principal
Security Awareness Program Winner:
Code42, Manager, Security Governance Risk & Compliance Awareness
Security Operations Winner:
State of Minnesota, Minnesota IT Services, Vulnerability Management Director
Metropolitan State University, Student
Visionary Program Leader Winner:
Cargill, Chief Information Security Officer
Deputy Legislative Auditor, Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor
Senior Fellow, Adventium Labs; Senior Fellow, University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute
DR. MASSOUD AMIN
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota