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SC Media Recognizes Two Attivo Networks Executives for their Impact to Cybersecurity as Part of its Reboot Leadership Awards

SC Media Reboot Award

Tony Cole and Carolyn Crandall Become 2018 Distinguished Reboot Honorees for Their Influence and Leadership

FREMONT, Calif., Aug 24, 2018 – Attivo Networks®, the leader in deception solutions for cybersecurity defense, today announced that SC Media has named Tony Cole, chief technology officer at Attivo Networks, and Carolyn Crandall, chief deception officer/ CMO at Attivo Networks, to its 2018 SC Media Reboot Leadership List. Cole was recognized in the ‘Influencer’ category and Crandall was honored in the ‘CIO/C-Suite’ category.

SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards 2018, an extension of SC Media’s Reboot edition, enables the organization to honor executive and professional leaders in the cybersecurity space for their unique, inventive, and inspiring contributions that improve security, shape the industry, provide thought leadership, and otherwise have a positive impact on the industry.

“We applaud SC Media for recognizing the expertise and leadership that both Carolyn and Tony bring to the table,” said Tushar Kothari, CEO, Attivo Networks. “These awards are well-deserved and underscore the hard work they have done to educate organizations and influence government thinking on cybersecurity. I am impressed by the impact they have made in educating organizations on how to transition to balanced security program and in their evangelization of threat-deception technology as a critical in-network detection security control.”

Cole is a cybersecurity expert with more than 30 years of experience in government and industry in a variety of roles. He has successfully built global consulting teams assisting customers in all aspects of security defense and operations. As CTO, Cole works to drive a cohesive strategy across sales, marketing, and the technology platform to address and respond to today’s evolving cybersecurity landscape. He is first and foremost a public voice for the industry, educating the market on the cyber deception space and cybersecurity in general. In his current role as CTO, he has the unique opportunity to educate the market on new technologies that can be applied for effective in-network threat detection and to directly influence cybersecurity policy and recommendations. Additionally, Cole is on the Board of Directors of (ISC)2, Silent Circle, and was also appointed by the NASA Administrator to the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). Collectively, this influence will be instrumental in driving new thinking to addresses today’s evolving threats and rapidly changing attack surface.

Crandall has served as the chief deception officer and CMO of Attivo Networks since 2015 and holds over 30 years of experience in high-technology. She is a technical evangelist of deception technology for Attivo Networks and for the industry at large. Going above and beyond, she spends a significant amount of her time educating security professionals on the benefits of active defense measures, through event speaking, blogs, and creation of contributed articles. As Chief Deception Officer, Carolyn articulates the importance of – and inherent market needs for early and accurate in-network threat detection. Carolyn is an active advocate for deception as a foundation for active cyber defense. The benefits begin with early detection of threats of all types, with an underscored applicability from legacy through to modern day systems. The value then extends to collaboration and automations to accelerate incident handling and response.

Deception for threat detection is an emerging market, and Tony and Carolyn both make it their mission to be leading voices in advocating for the technology and for organizations to embrace threat deception as an important and de facto security control for a proactive cybersecurity defense.

About Attivo Networks

Attivo Networks® is the leader in deception technology for real-time detection, analysis, and accelerated response to advanced, credential, insider, and ransomware cyber-attacks. The Attivo ThreatDefend™ Deception and Response Platform accurately detects advanced in-network threats and provides scalable continuous threat management for user networks, data centers, cloud, IoT, ICS-SCADA, and POS environments. Attivo Camouflage dynamic deception techniques and decoys set high-interaction traps to efficiently lure attackers into revealing themselves. Advanced attack analysis and lateral movement tracking are auto-correlated for evidence-based alerts, forensic reporting, and automatic blocking and quarantine of attacks. For more information, visit

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