GreyCastle Security CEO Reg Harnish Named Cybersecurity Consultant of the Year

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Industry veteran is an entrepreneur, author and speaker

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GreyCastle Security CEO Reg Harnish

This award reinforces the responsibility I have to continue working toward improving the way businesses and individuals manage their risks and increase their cybersecurity awareness.

GreyCastle Security CEO Reg Harnish was named 2017 Cybersecurity Consultant of the Year in North America by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards earlier this month.

The highly competitive independent awards competition, produced in partnership with the 350,000-member Information Security Community on LinkedIn, honors the world’s best cybersecurity products, professionals and organizations that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized among the best in the field by my peers,” said Harnish. “This award reinforces the responsibility I have to continue working toward improving the way businesses and individuals manage their risks and increase their cybersecurity awareness.”

In addition to his role as CEO of GreyCastle Security, Harnish is an entreprenueur, author and speaker with more than two decades of experience working in the cybersecurity arena.

Harnish’s security expertise ranges from risk management and incident response to regulatory compliance and awareness. He brings a thought-provoking perspective to the cybersecurity industry and strives to promote awareness, security "thinking"​ and practical application of security fundamentals.

He is a frequent speaker and has presented at prominent events, including the ISACA North America CACS Conference, NYS Cyber Security Conference, the Rochester Security Summit, Security Education Conference Toronto (SecTor) and Symantec Vision. Additonally, Harnish is a fellow of the National Cybersecurity Institute, a cybersecurity educational institution located in Washington, DC. He serves on numerous security association boards and is currently an adviser to several educational institutions focused on cybersecurity.

Under the leadership of Harnish, GreyCastle has experienced four consecutive years of triple-digit growth and is currently working with organizations in nearly every state in the United States, including Fortune 5000 and Global 100 organizations.

The winners and finalists of the 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards have been selected based on the strength of their nomination and the popular vote by members of the Information Security Community (both ratings and comments).

About GreyCastle Security
GreyCastle Security is a cybersecurity consulting firm focused on risk management, awareness and operational security. The company was established to counter rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats and manage risks in people, processes and technology. GreyCastle Security is comprised exclusively of highly certified professionals with prior security experience in healthcare, education, retail and financial services. GreyCastle Security’s team members are former CISOs, ISOs, security specialists and operators, that bring a client perspective to everything they do. Cybersecurity is their main priority - all day, every day. Visit for more information, and let GreyCastle Security redefine cybersecurity for you.

Assured Information Security (AIS) in Rome, NY acquired GreyCastle Security in late 2016. AIS is a cybersecurity firm dedicated to the research and development of classified cyberwar technologies for the United States military and federal agencies.

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