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Government Security News January 2017 Digital Edition

Government Security News January 2017 Digital Edition. Available on the GSN Magazine Website at

GSN announces Winners

GSN announces Winners and Finalists in the 2016 Homeland Security Awards Program By Adrian Courtenay Government Security News is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its 8th annual Homeland Security Awards Program, and to thank the indefatigable Chuck Brooks and his team for serving as expert judges with great distinction. Not surprisingly, Chuck Brooks is once again the odds-on favorite to become the “Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year”. It is similarly no surprise, in light of what took place in the recent Presidential election, that the subject of Cybersecurity attracted more entries in the 2016 Awards Program than any other topic. On a very important note on the subject of Cybersecurity, GSN would like to take this opportunity to salute Brigadier General (retired) Gregory Touhill, who has been named as the First Federal Chief Information Officer of the United States. He was previously the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, National Programs and Protection Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. Additionally, he was Chief Information Officer and Director of Command, Control, Communications and Cyber Systems at the U.S. Transportation Command. In 2014, General Touhill authored a book titled “Cybersecurity for Executives.” Before moving on to the announcement of Winners and Finalists, I would like to share with everyone the comments that Chuck Brooks made about the quality of the entries in the Awards Program, which I believe described this year’s Awards perfectly. His comments also explain why you will see a number of categories which have more than one Winner. In Mr Brooks’ words: “These are my general perceptions of the Awards: Each year the quality and scope of the submissions makes it more difficult to judge. They are all deserving. There are no inferior security products or services that I evaluated – they are all stellar. The approaches and methods sometimes differ among the entries and that is largely because they are highly fo- 28 Chuck Brooks cused on their specific client needs. As to the government entries, these submissions exemplify the best in public/private cooperation. Government is moving rapidly into the digital era and integrating technologies, processes and accordingly new mandates of their government agencies and programs.” With that introduction from Mr. Brooks, here are the 2016 Winners and Finalists: Category #1: Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions Judging in this category is based on a combination of: • Increase in client organization’s security • Technological innovation or improvement • Filling a recognized government IT security need • Flexibility of solution to meet current and future organizational needs

The GSN 2016 Homeland Security Awards Best User & Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) Solution Amplivox - Finalist Identive - Finalist Inmarsat - Winner FLIR - Finalist Rave Mobile Security – Finalist Gurucul - Winner Best Industrial Cybersecurity Solution Aperio - Winner Claroty - Finalist Darktrace - Winner Indegy - Winner Best Application Security Solution Waratec - Winner Best Multifactor Authentication Solution No entries Best Anti-Malware Solution Blue Ridge - Winner Bromium - Winner Passages - Finalist Best Identity Management Platform Centrify - Winner Forum Systems - Finalist HID Global - Winner Best Enterprise File Solution No entries Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution Netwrix Corporation - Finalist Risk Vision - Finalist Solar Winds - Winner Wombat - Finalist Best Cyber Operational Risk Intelligence Red Seal - Winner Best Data Security/Loss Management Solution Spiron - Winner Best Email Security and Integrity Solution Wombat Security Technologies - Winner Best Endpoint Detection and Response Solution Bromium - Winner Illusive Networks - Winner Tychon - Finalists Best Forensic Software No Entries Best Big Data Analytics Solution Securiport - Winner Best Threat Intelligence Solution Securiport - Winner ViaSat - Finalist 29 Best Network Security/Enterprise Firewall Forcepoint - Winner Best Physical Logical Privileged Access Management Solution Beyond Trust - Winner Centrify Corporation - Finalist EKUSA - Finalist Forum Systems - Finalist Identive - Winner Best Continuous Monitoring and Mitigation Solution Cyber Ark – Winner Darktrace - Winner Netwrix - Finalist Passages - Finalist Securiport - Finalist Solar Winds Worldwide - Finalist Best Security Incident & Event Management (SIEM) Solution Cyber Ark - Finalist Netwrix - Winner Solar Winds Worldwide - Winner Best Security Infrastructure Orchestration Phantom - Winner Best Server Security Solution BlueRidge - Winner