FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2017
Contact: R-CISC Press Office
R-CISC Announces Winners of First-Annual Peer Choice Awards
Target, MGM Resorts, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Flashpoint recognized by peers for leadership in the cyber security community
Washington, DC – At its annual summit event, the Retail Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), which houses the Retail ISAC, announced the winners of the first-annual 2017 Cyber Security Peer Choice Awards. The awards recognize R-CISC member contributions and leadership in the cyber security community.
Members of the R-CISC vote for their peers in the various categories including, Cybersecurity Practitioner of the Year, Breakthrough Female in Cybersecurity, CISO of the Year, Associate Company of the Year, Outstanding Cybersecurity Team.
The 2017 Peer Choice Award Winners:
Cybersecurity Practitioner of the Year – Kyle Davis, Cyber Threat Intelligence – Lead Analyst, Target
The recipient of this award will be a retail cyber intelligence practitioner who has demonstrated significant time, energy and involvement to add value to the R-CISC organization by sharing threat intelligence, contributing content to webinars, events, or working groups. This individual is a dedicated champion for cyber intelligence sharing.
Breakthrough Female in Cybersecurity – Michel Huffaker, Program Manager, IT Threat Intelligence, MGM Resorts International
This award recognizes an outstanding female practitioner at any level in the retail cyber intelligence field. She is a leader devoted to advancing cyber defense and increasing collective knowledge share and distribution within her organization and in the community.
CISO of the Year – Jim Cameli, VP & Global CISO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
The CISO of the year award honors exceptional leadership of a chief information security officer or equivalent from the R-CISC member community. This individual empowers their team to innovate, adapt and evolve their processes to fit the needs of the evolving threat landscape. They champion, nurture, support and encourage their team which results in high performance and outcomes.
Associate Company of the Year – Flashpoint, the leader in Business Risk Intelligence (BRI)
This peer nominated award is for exceptional support as an Associate Member to the R-CISC organization and retailer member companies. They have displayed valuable support to R-CISC members by way of their offerings of thought leadership on agendas, webinars, blogs, newsletters, etc.
Outstanding Cybersecurity Team – Target
This peer nominated award is for exceptional achievement as cybersecurity team. The organization showed a united effort to advance the defense of their business assets through sharing information for the betterment of the retail enterprise.
The R-CISC is the trusted cybersecurity community for retailers, consumer products, grocers, hotels, gaming, restaurants, and cybersecurity industry partners worldwide. The R-CISC supports its member base, representing over $1 Trillion in annual revenue, by serving as the conduit for collaboration, threat and best practice sharing, and cooperation. Through building and sustaining valuable programs, partnerships, products and opportunities, the R-CISC enables its members to grow their trust-based relationships, strategic knowledge and tactical capabilities. For more information on R-CISC membership and benefits visit us at our home page https://r–cisc.org.