MKACyber CEO, Mischel Kwon, Honored as CEO of the Year

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Mischel Kwon recognized as Silver Winner in the Annual 2018 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards®

Ms. Kwon has been recognized for her contributions to the cybersecurity industry, which span more than 35 years. As founder and CEO of MKACyber, she’s leading the charge in transforming the way that SOCs monitor, detect, and respond to network intrusions.

MKACyber (http://www.mkacyber.io), the leading security operations center (SOC) solutions provider with a focus on connecting the SOC to the business, announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named Mischel Kwon (https://mkacyber.io/team-member/mischel-kwon/) a winner in the 14th Annual 2018 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards® in CEO of the Year category. These prestigious global awards recognize cybersecurity and information technology vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products, solutions, and services that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies.

Ms. Kwon has been recognized for her contributions to the cybersecurity industry, which span more than 35 years. As founder and CEO of MKACyber, she’s leading the charge in transforming the way that SOCs monitor, detect, and respond to network intrusions. Her experiences in previous roles, including as the director of the United States Computer Readiness Team (US-CERT) and as the Deputy Director for IT Security Staff at the United States Department of Justice—where she built the first Justice Security Operations Center (JSOC)—helped Ms. Kwon advance her unique blend of hands-on experience, academic research and training, and understanding of how to build security operations from inception to completion.

“It’s a privilege to be recognized among the top CEOs in cybersecurity,” said Kwon. “But I would be remiss if this award was about me. It’s really about the team that I have around me. The people I am privileged to work with every day at MKACyber are creative, intelligent and apply themselves conscientiously to their work. Cybersecurity represents a massive challenge to the world, and I couldn’t think of a better group of people to combat that challenge with than those standing side by side with me every day.”

More than 40 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2018 Global Excellence Awards Finalists and Winners. Winners will be honored during the awards dinner and presentation on April 16, 2018 in San Francisco attended by the finalists, judges and industry peers.

About Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards

Info Security Products Guide sponsors the Global Excellence Awards and plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources and assets. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow's technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping cyber security and industry predictions & directions that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. Visit http://www.infosecurityproductsguide.com for the complete list of winners.

About MKACyber

MKACyber is leading the transformation of the security operations center (SOC) from a conventional, reactive, and unorganized endeavor to a holistic, fully integrated SOC program that leverages automation and hunting to detect and respond to network intrusions. MKACyber provides data-informed, business-focused, and cost-effective SOC solutions to U.S. federal agencies and Fortune 1000 companies. MKACyber helps customers assess threats, detect attacks, understand risk, and manage vulnerabilities in their networks through our elite W@tchTowerTM SOC services and platform.

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