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Top InfoSec Innovator Awards 2023 – Categories




Winners to be Announced during our annual CISO Conference 2023


The Black Unicorn awards program is now part of the Top InfoSec Innovator awards program.  Judges will independently determine Black Unicorns for 2023 from Top InfoSec Innovator entries based on their current status in the marketplace without any need for the innovator to fill out any additional forms or provide executive summaries.


Access Control
Account Takeover Protection
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Detection and Response
Adversarial ML Threat Mitigation
AI Platform for Cybersecurity Strategy Analytics
API Security
Application Security
Application Security Posture Management Expert
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
A.I. – Security Co-Pilot
Attack Surface Management
Authentication (Multi, Single or Two-Factor)
Authorization for Cloud Security
Automated Detection Engineering
Autonomous Vehicle Security
Blockchain Security
Bot Management
Breach & Attack Simulation
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Browser Isolation
Browser Security
Central Log Management
Certificate Lifecycle Management
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
Chief Product Officer
Chief Product Officer – Cybersecurity Startup
Chief Risk Officer
Chief Security Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)
Cloud Backup
Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM)
Cloud Obfuscation
Cloud Native Security
Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP)
Cloud Security
Cloud Security Automation
Cloud Security Monitoring
Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)
Cloud Threat Detection Investigation & Response (TDIR)
Cloud Workload Protection
Code Variant Analysis
Compliance Automation
Computer Forensics
Configuration Risk Intelligence
Consent & Preference Management
Container Security
Content Management and Filtering
Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR)
Continuous Compromise Assessment
Continuous Controls Monitoring Platform
Continuous Detection Posture Management (CDPM)
Continuous Improvement and Optimization Expert
Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM)
Credential Service Provider
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Crypto Security
Cyber Defense Readiness Platform
Cybersecurity Analytics
Cybersecurity Artificial Intelligence
Cybersecurity awareness
Cybersecurity-as-a-Service (CaaS)
Cybersecurity Behavior Change
Cybersecurity Blog
Cybersecurity Blockchain
Cybersecurity Book
Cybersecurity Content
Cybersecurity Developer
Cybersecurity Discovery
Cyber Insurance
Cyber InsureTech
Cybersecurity Company
Cybersecurity Internet of Things (IoT)
Cybersecurity Education – for Small Businesses (SMBs)
Cybersecurity Education – for Enterprises
Cybersecurity Education – for Governments
Cybersecurity Healthcare Practices
Cybersecurity Research
Cyber Resilience
Cybersecurity Bachelors Program
Cybersecurity Master’s Program
Cybersecurity Performance Management
Cybersecurity Startup
Cybersecurity Service Provider
Cybersecurity Service Provider Auditor
Cybersecurity Services
Cybersecurity Training
Cybersecurity Training Videos
Cybersecurity Visionary
Privacy Expert
Data Security
Data Governance
Data Center Security
Data Recovery
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Data Security Platform
Data Security Posture Management (DSPM)
Database Security, Data Leakage-Protection/ Extrusion Prevention
Deception Based Security
Deep Sea Phishing – Next Gen Email Security
Defensive Cyberspace Operations Team
Digital Executive Protection
Digital Footprint Security
Digital Rights Management
Digital Risk Protection
Distributed Digital Identity Platform
DNS Security
Drone Cybersecurity
Edge Native Security
Email Security and Management
Embedded Security
Email Fraud Defense
Encryption Expert
Encrypted Hardware
Endpoint Security
Enterprise Mobile Threat Defense
Enterprise Security
ERP Data Security
ERP Risk Mitigation
ERP Security
Extended Detection and Response (XDR)
FERC/NERC CIP Compliance
File Repair Software
Fraud Prevention
Go-to-market Agency for Cyber Security Startups
Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)
Hardware Access Control
Head of Product – Cybersecurity Enterprise
Head of Product – Cybersecurity Startup
Healthcare IoT Security
Hybrid Work Security
ICS/SCADA Security
Identity Access Management
Identity & Access Management
Identity Data
Identity Management
Identity Orchestration
Identity Protection
Identity Security
Identity Verification
Incident Response
Industrial Cybersecurity
InfoSec Startup
Insider Threat Detection
Insider Threat Prevention
Internet Filtering
Internet Intelligence
Internet Safety
Internet of Things (IoT) Security
Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
IT Vendor Risk Management (ITVRM)
Low-code/no-code Security
Machine Identity Management
Mainframe Security
Malware Analysis
Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)
Managed Detection and Response (MDR)
Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Service Provider
Maritime Cybersecurity
Messaging Security
MFA Solution
Microservices Security Expert
Microsoft Security Professional Services
Mobile App Security
Mobile Device Security
Mobile Endpoint Security
Multi-factor Authentication
Multi Solutions Platform
Network Access Control (NAC)
Network Detection and Response
Network Security and Management
Network Security Services
Next Generation Firewall
Open Source Security
OT Security (Operational Technology Security)
OT Asset Visibility
Passwordless Authentication
Patch and Configuration Management
Patch intelligence
Penetration Testing
Phishing-Resistant MFA
Phoneless, Tokenless, Passwordless Authentication Solution
Policy Management
PR firm for Infosec Companies
Privacy Expert
Privacy Management
Privacy Management Software
Privacy Management Hardware
PAM for Cloud Infrastructure
Privileged Access Management (PAM)
Privileged Account Security
Product Security Expert
Professional Cybersecurity Services
Protective DNS
Post Quantum Encryption
Quantum Computing
Quantum Encryption
Quantum Resilient Encryption
Railway Cybersecurity
Ransomless Ransomware Protection
Ransomware Protection of SaaS Data
Ransomware Data Security Solution
Remote Work Security
Risk-based Vulnerability Management
Risk Management
RFID Protection Card
SaaS/Cloud Security
Secure Access Service Edge
Secure Coding: Auditing
Secure Coding: Connectors
Secure Coding: Developer Upskilling
Secure Coding: Tools
Secure Coding: Wrappers
Secure Communications
Security Consulting
Secure Web Gateway (SWG)
Security Awarenesss Training
Security Abstraction
Security Administration
Security Expert
Security Company
Security Hardware
Security Information Event Management (SIEM)
Security Investigation Platform
Security Investor
Security Orchestration, Automation & Response (SOAR)
Security Project
Security Ratings
Security Rating Service
Secure SaaS Backups
Security Software
Security Team
Security Training
Security Venture Capital Firm
Secrets Management
Segregation of Duties (SOD)
Self-protecting Data Security
Service Account Protection
Smart City Cybersecurity
SMB Cybersecurity
Social Media, Web Filtering, and Content Security
Software Composition Analysis
Software Development Lifecycle Security
Software Supply Chain Security
Storage and Archiving
Strategic Cyber Defense Plan Platform
Telecoms Fraud Protection
Threat Detection, Incident Response, Hunting and Triage Platform
Threat Exposure Management
Threat Intelligence
Threat Modeling
Third Party Cyber Risk
Third Party Cyber Risk Management (TPCRM)
Third Party Risk
Third Party Risk Management (TPRM)
Threat Actor Mapping Infrastructure
Transportation Cybersecurity
Unified Data Controls
Unified Threat Management (UTM)
Unlimited Encrypted Data Sharing
User Behavior Analytics
Virtual Directory Services
Vulnerability Assessment, Remediation and Management
Vulnerability Intelligence
Vulnerability Management
Vulnerability Management as a Service
Vulnerability Remediation Automation
Vendor Security Assessment Platform (VSAP)
Web Application Security
Wireless, Mobile, or Portable Device Security
Women in Cybersecurity
XDR – Extended Detection and Response
Zero Trust
Zero Day Malware Detection and Analysis
Zero Trust Application Protection
Zero Trust BYOD
Zero Trust Platform

Missing your category?  Let us know and we’ll have our judges review and respond quickly..

The Judging Panel: CISSP, FMDHS, CEH, certified security professionals who will be voting based on their independent reviews of the people/products/services which have been submitted.



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