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The 2019 Tech Innovator Awards

Kyle Alspach

The ability to empower solution providers with truly differentiated offerings is the crowning achievement of our Tech Innovator winners and finalists for 2019.

Security—Risk Management


BitSight Peer Analytics

Security ratings pioneer BitSight has continued to up its game with its Peer Analytics offering, which provides customers with visibility into how their peers are performing when it comes to cybersecurity programs. This data-driven insight enables continuous monitoring and analysis of security performance—allowing companies to see where they stand on cyber performance within the broader industry in real time. The offering leverages the BitSight Security Ratings platform, which tracks performance data from hundreds of thousands of organizations worldwide. Peer Analytics ultimately empowers customers to set new security performance targets that are achievable, prioritize security initiatives efficiently and better allocate their resources.


Arctic Wolf Managed Risk

With its Managed Risk portfolio, Arctic Wolf quantifies risk-based vulnerabilities by providing continuous scanning of a customer's networks and endpoints. Meanwhile, the company's Concierge Security Team offers an understanding of cyber risks in real time to enable improvements in the customer's security risk posture.

AttackIQ Platform

The AttackIQ Platform brings continuous security validation through ongoing testing of security controls, processes and people. The automated validation platform provides capabilities such as attack emulation and real-time reporting, enabling simplified identification and remediation of security issues.


Defendify's platform provides defense, program management, risk scoring, alerts and reports, paired with recommendations and a suite of security tools. The platform ultimately delivers everything from a foundational understanding of an organization's security posture, to establishment of cybersecurity awareness in the organization's culture, to monitoring and protection from cyberthreats.

ID Agent, a Kaseya company: BullPhish ID

ID Agent goes beyond uncovering the theft of sensitive data with its offering for preventing future compromises, BullPhish ID. The offering uses simulated phishing attacks—which leverage real-world social engineering tactics—combined with security awareness training in order to educate employees.

Kyle Alspach

Kyle Alspach is a Senior Editor at CRN focused on cybersecurity. His coverage spans news, analysis and deep dives on the cybersecurity industry, with a focus on fast-growing segments such as cloud security, application security and identity security.  He can be reached at

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