Aug 7, 2020

Top 100 women in cybersecurity 2020

Kayleigh Shooter
3 min
We take a look at the top one hundred women in cybersecurity, congratulations to everyone who made the list...

 The Cyber Defence Magazine has revealed the comprehensive list of the top one hundred women in cybersecurity. Featuring inspirational female leaders from large corporations such as the Coca-Cola Company and Microsoft. 

The full list is as follows:

  • Ekta Sirwani from Abbott 
  • Christy Wyatt from Absolute
  • Sydna Kelley from Alert Logic
  • Joyce Brocaglia from Alta Associates
  • Hong Jai from AppEsteem Corporation
  • Marilyn Piccolo from Assurant
  • Sarah Ashburn from Attivo Networks
  • Carolyn Crandall from Attivo Networks
  • Jaya Baloo from Avast
  • Liz Shulof from BeyondTrust
  • Chris Brazdziunas from Bitdefender
  • Debbie Umbach from BitSight
  • Cherri Heart from CarMax
  • Dorit Dor from Check Point
  • Keenan Skelly from Circadence
  • Jay Koehler from Cisco
  • Jane Frankland from CISO Advisor
  • Galina Antova from Claroty
  • Mali Yared from Coalfire 
  • Mandy Pote from Coalfire
  • Jadee Hanson from Code42
  • Linda Cooper Angles from Conduent
  • Sigalit Shavit from CyberArk
  • Orel Pery from CyberProof
  • Deidre Diamond from CyberSN
  • Nicole Eagan from DarkTrace
  • Deborah Wheeler from Delta Air Lines
  • Deepika Chauhan from DigiCert
  • Masha Sedova from Elevate Security
  • Ellison Anne Williams from EnVeil
  • Connie McIntosh from Ericsson
  • Yatia Hopkins from eSentire
  • Elsa Ferreira from Evercore 
  • Lori Murray from Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security Risk Management & Privacy
  • Kara Sprague from F5 Networks
  • Meerah Rajavel from Forcepoint
  • Ellen Sundra from ForeScout
  • Ola Sergatchov from Guardicore
  • Saryu Nayyar from Gurucul
  • Jennifer Arcuri from Hacker.House
  • Christy Wheaton from Henry Ford Health Systems
  • Erin McLean from Herjavec Group
  • Patricia Hinerman from IGP
  • Renée Burton from Infoblox
  • Nadia Malinoff-Kan from Intezer
  • Jennifer Steffens from IOActive
  • Apurva Kumar from Lookout
  • Bridget Kravchenko from Meritor
  • Eva Chen from Microsoft
  • Mischel Kwon from WatchTower
  • Angelique Grado from MRC Global
  • Barbara Hunt from NetAbstraction
  • Sasi Murthy from Netskope
  • Araceli Giguere from Netskope
  • Sri Subramanian from Netskope
  • Stephanie Fohn from NeuVector
  • Carla Donev from NiSource
  • Lisa Xu from NopSec
  • Diane Janosek from NSA
  • Sagit Manor from Nyotron
  • Ning Wang from Offensive Security
  • Ashish Larivee from Onapsis
  • Yuval Lazar from Pcysys 
  • Anna Collard from Popcorn Training
  • Anna Pobletts from Praetorian
  • Jennifer Watson from Raytheon
  • Teresa Shea from Raytheon Intelligence & Space
  • Julie Parrish from RedSeal
  • Michelle Nguyen from Remediant
  • Jenna Raby from RiskIQ 
  • Frances Dewing from Rubica
  • Shira Akov from SafeBreach
  • Alicia Lynch from SAIC
  • Dr. Lydia Kostopoulos from Sapien21
  • Sivan Ganot from SecuringSAM
  • Susanne Gurman from SecurityScorecard
  • Christine de Souza from SOSI
  • Rita Gurevich from SPHERE Technology Solutions
  • Janine Darling from Stash.Global
  • Dasha Deckwerth from Stealth-ISS Group Inc
  • Aimei Wei from Stellar Cyber
  • Natali Tshuva from Sternum
  • Nina Wyatt from Sunflower Bank
  • Kristin Cornish from The Coca-Cola Company
  • Jessica Smith from The Crypsis Group
  • Catherine Allen from The Santa Fe Group
  • Anne Bonaparte from Three Degrees Consulting
  • Nicola Whiting from Titania
  • Catherine McCully from JX
  • Eva Chen from TrendMicro
  • Dr. Bhavani from University of Texas
  • Galina Datskovsky from Vaporstream
  • Jennifer Wang from Vectra.AI
  • Shari McLaren from WatchGuard Technologies
  • Michelle Welch from WatchGuard Technologies
  • Dina Haines from WhiteOps
  • Lynn Dohm from WiCyS 
  • Lisa Jiggetts from Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu
  • Stina Ehrensvard from Yubico

Cybersecurity is at the heart of every business and this is especially prevalent now, as many companies face security threats such as Garmin’s ransomware attack and Twitter’s major hack.

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Jul 26, 2021

Five9: the cloud software industry leaders acquired by Zoom

contact centre
Catherine Gray
2 min
Following the announcement of Zoom buying cloud company Five9 for almost $15billion, we take a deeper look into the company’s history and success

Five9 is the leading provider of cloud contact centre software. Driven by a passion for transforming contact centres into customer engagement centres of excellence, Five9 have a deep understanding of the cost and complexity of running a contact centre.

Founded in 2001, Five9 help contact centres of every size create powerful connections. 

The company has over 20 years of cloud contact centre experience, reaches over 2,000 customers worldwide, and annually reaches over 7 billion customer interactions. 

Built on a highly reliable, secure and scalable cloud platform, Five9 makes it easy to rapidly trial and deploy new services. Its software also future proofs businesses by supporting AI and other emerging technologies.

Utilising cloud capabilities for improved customer experience

Offering software that creates more successful customer interactions, Five9’s cloud contact centre software increases contact centre productivity. This is without the capital expense and maintenance costs of premise-based systems.

Built on flexible architecture that adapts to a company’s changing needs, Five9 customers benefit from a secure, reliable and scalable contact centre.

Five9’s cloud contact centre platform also gives customers access to an extensive ecosystem of partners. Its platform can be enhanced with leading customer relationship management, analytics, workforce management, performance management solutions and telephony providers.

By utilising cloud technology, Five9 customers have access to the latest capabilities through no-touch, non-disruptive real-time upgrades.

Five9’s recognition for industry-leading software

As a leading cloud contact centre software provider, Five9 has been recognised by leading industry publications and organisations for its success and innovative solutions.

For the fourth consecutive year, Five9 has ranked as a global leader for The Aragon Research Globe for Intelligent Contact Centres 2021. 

Five9 was also one of only three providers to earn the MetriStar Top Provider award when evaluated as part of Metrigy’s global 2021-2022 Workforce Optimisation and Engagement research study.

Five9: Zoom’s first major acquisition

Zoom Video Communications has agreed to buy Five9 for about $14.7bn, marking the company’s first major acquisition.

This deal with Five9 will help expand the company’s Zoom Phone offering.

“I believe the combination of Zoom and Five9 will be a game-changer. Joining forces will create a transformative opportunity for two strong companies with complementary capabilities and shared values,” said Five9’s CEO, Rowan Trollope.

With Zoom’s reach and brand, the acquisition will help Five9 propel forward and help the company deliver on its goal of significant international expansion

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