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CBRE, The Washington Business Journal and W2 Communications Partner to Host 2nd Annual Cybersecurity Impact Awards Program

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The 2nd Annual Cybersecurity Impact Awards, dedicated to
shining a spotlight on Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia-based
companies for their leadership and innovation within the cybersecurity
industry, today announced that the call for entries is now open. Entries
can now be submitted for free at: https://www.cybertacos.net/submit-nomination/
until March 20, 2020.

The 2020 program is supported by CBRE,
the Washington
Business Journal
and W2
Communications
and winners will be honored at an event to take place
in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 2020 followed by a special
advertising
supplement in the Washington Business Journal
featuring all of the winners and sponsors. The program will take place
during CYBERTACOS
– an award-winning and nationally recognized networking event series
hosted by W2 Communications. With events previously held in Austin,
Texas; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, California and Northern
Virginia, nearly 5,000 members of the national cybersecurity community
have registered for a CYBERTACOS event over the past two and a half
years.

All of the winners are selected by an independent panel of 15 judges
(check them out here: https://www.cybertacos.net/meet-the-judges/)
who will review submissions in the following categories:

  • Start-up to Watch (Under 15 employees or less than 24 months in
    business)
  • Small business (Under 50 employees)
  • Mid-size (51-250 employees)
  • Large (251+ employees)
  • Individual – New this year – the program will recognize ten
    individuals making an impact in the region

“While there is immense competition within the cybersecurity industry,
this program is designed to bring the DMV – DC, Maryland and Virginia –
together to celebrate the successes and achievements that are being
accomplished in this region. So much is happening under the radar and we
must work together to let the world know that if you want to achieve
success in cybersecurity there is no better place. The old adage of ‘a
rising tide lifts all boats’ could not be more true and I hope this
awards program offers a platform for calling out DMV-headquartered
companies and the impact they are making within the global cybersecurity
industry to protect individuals, companies/organizations and
countries/nations,” said Evan Weisel, Principal and Co-Founder of W2
Communications.

“On behalf of the Washington Business Journal, we are pleased to sponsor
the Cybersecurity Impact Awards in 2020. Cybersecurity businesses
continue to drive growth, investment and innovation in our region.
Recognizing those companies and individuals in the industry is a natural
fit for The Washington Business Journal. We look forward to very
successful and impactful event in 2020,” said Peter Abrahams, Market
President & Publisher, Washington Business Journal.

“CBRE is looking forward to partnering with W2 Communications and The
Washington Business Journal to honor cybersecurity organizations and
individuals. This is one of the fastest growing sectors in the
Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Our region has access to one of the
largest cybersecurity talent pools in the nation, and this talent is
needed to satisfy the increased demand for cyber defense services in
nearly every industry,” said Kyle Schoppmann, the Executive Managing
Director at CBRE.

In 2019, the inaugural winners of the Cybersecurity Impact Awards
included:

Large Company (250+ employees): Cofense, Paladion and Sonatype

Mid-size Company (50-250 employees): Dark Wolf Solutions, LLC,
Dragos and IronNet Cybersecurity

Small Business (Less than 50 employees): Enveil, PFP
Cybersecurity and Terbium Labs

Start-up to Watch (Less than 24 months in business): Caveonix,
Ostendio and RunSafe Security

For more information about becoming a sponsor of the Cybersecurity
Impact Awards contact David Walker, VP of Sales at the Washington
Business Journal at dwalker@bizjournals.com
or call 703.258.0850

For information on sponsoring CYBERTACOS events at RSAC 2020 (February
24) or during DC CyberWeek in October contact Evan Weisel at evan@w2comm.com.

To register to attend the Cybersecurity Impact Awards: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-cybersecurity-impact-awards-tickets-88496530505