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Attivo Networks® CMO Recognized for Extraordinary Leadership and Success Throughout 2018


Carolyn Crandall is selected as a winner of CEO Today Magazine’s CEO USA Award

FREMONT, Calif. – December 20, 2018 – Attivo Networks®, the award-winning leader in deception for cybersecurity threat detection, today congratulates Carolyn Crandall, who holds a dual role as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Deception Officer, for her recognition in the CEO Today USA Awards. The CEO Today magazine USA Awards honor companies pushing the envelope in business, and the executives that make progress possible.

Annually, CEO Today magazine identifies and credits the most respected companies and their C-level executives who lead the way on a global stage. CEO Today’s research team draws on the views of thousands of stakeholders including investors, analysts, employees, and media professionals worldwide to compile its annual CEO Today USA. The CEO Today USA Awards celebrate the success, innovation and strategic vision of CEOs across a number of sectors and industries across the U.S.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the CEO Today USA Awards among the prestigious list of winners and industry leaders,” said Carolyn Crandall, CMO and Chief Deception Officer, Attivo Networks. “I live by the belief that there are no real barriers, only perceptions that drive the application of creativity. I will continue to encourage my team to think big and dare to be different in our continued path of success in 2019.”

More specifically, the Attivo marketing team successfully:

  • Established and elevated threat deception as a credible detection category in cybersecurity
  • Generated more than double the media coverage of the nearest competitor
  • Secured 30 new industry awards for company leadership and technology innovation
  • Created an award-winning trade show presence exhibit
  • Aided demand generation that fueled company growth to secure the #31 spot on the Deloitte 500 fastest growing companies


Carolyn was previously recognized as Businesswoman of the Year by CEO Today, one of 16 women inducted into the Hall of Femme, has been recognized as a CRN Woman of the Channel (9 years) and as a Power 100 Woman of the Channel (8 years).

“This award is well-deserved, and we applaud CEO Today for recognizing Carolyn’s exceptional leadership, innovation, and mentorship and the business value that her skill set brings to Attivo,” said Tushar Kothari, CEO, Attivo Networks. “Carolyn stands out not only for her marketing expertise, but also her technical knowledge and willingness to share her experiences and lessons learned to empower her team, the organization, and the industry.”

Carolyn will be recognized, among other notable leaders, in the USA Awards 2018 edition of CEO Today Magazine and online at:

About Attivo Networks

Attivo Networks®, the leader in deception technology, provides an active defense for early detection, forensics, and automated incident response to in-network attacks. The Attivo ThreatDefend™ Deception Platform provides a comprehensive and customer proven platform for proactive security and accurate threat detection within user networks, data centers, clouds, and a wide-variety of specialized attack surfaces. The portfolio includes expansive network, endpoint, application, and data deceptions designed to efficiently misdirect and reveal attacks from all threat vectors. Advanced machine-learning makes preparation, deployment, and operations fast and simple to operate for organizations of all sizes. Comprehensive attack analysis and forensics provide actionable alerts, and native integrations that automate the blocking, quarantine, and threat hunting of attacks for accelerated incident response. The company has won over 68 awards for its technology innovation and leadership. For more information, visit

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