Nominations Announced for Women in Security Awards 2015

Duo Security Presents its First Annual Women in Security Awards

July 15, 2015

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ANN ARBOR, MI. — July 15, 2015— Duo Security, a cloud-based access security provider protecting the world’s largest and fastest-growing companies, today announced the nominees for its first annual Women in Security Awards. Winners will be announced during Black Hat USA 2015, August 1-6, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Women represent a growing and important force in security,” said Lisa Paul, Duo’s Vice President of Customer Success. “Duo is committing to many outreach efforts to promote diversity and bring more women into the security industry. These awards kick off those efforts by celebrating the contributions that women currently make and helping to inspire the next generation of women.”

The Women in Security Awards are open to anyone who currently identifies as a woman and is actively involved in the information security industry. The Nominating Committee will submit nominations through July 3, 2015.

The Women in Security Awards include:

●     Industry Award: Recognizing a female security professional who works or volunteers on projects related to information security

●     Academic Award: Recognizing a full-time female student or staff member currently enrolled in a college or university taking classes, contributing to projects, or doing research on information security

With the Academic Award, Duo hopes to inspire students and staff to get involved in information security and to promote strong academic programs related to the information security field.



●      Jaya Baloo, Chief Information Security Officer, KPN Telecom

●      Kelly Lum, Security Engineer, Tumblr

●      Eve Maler, VP Innovation & Emerging Technology, ForgeRock

●      Allison Miller, Ads Risk, Google

●      Katie Moussouris, Chief Policy Officer, HackerOne

●      Adrienne Porter Felt, Engineer & Usable Security Researcher, Google

●      Runa Sandvik, Contributor, Forbes

●      Parisa Tabriz, Chrome Security Manager, Google

●      Chenxi Wang, VP Cloud Security & Strategy, CipherCloud

●      Michelle Zatlyn, Co-Founder Head of User Experience, CloudFlare



●      Dena Harito Tsamatis, Director Information Networking Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

●      Ariana Mirian, Student, University Michigan

●      Rachel Sitarz, Graduate Assistant, Purdue University

●      Neha Thethi, Information Security Analyst, BH Consulting


Nominating Committee

The nominating committee represents renowned security experts and professionals, including:


Mary Ann Davidson, Chief Security Officer, Oracle

Renee Guttmann, Vice President, Accuvant

Wendy Nather, Research Director, Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center

Marcus Ranum, Chief Security Officer, Tenable

Bruce Schneier, Chief Technology Officer, Resilient Systems

Dug Song, Chief Executive Officer,Duo Security

Dawn Song, Professor, US Berkeley, Former Fellow, FireEye

Jennifer Steffens, Chief Executive Officer, IOActive


Award packages


The 2015 Industry Award winner will receive:

●     Registration, flight, and hotel accommodations for Black Hat USA 2015

●     Complimentary Briefing pass sponsored by Black Hat to Black Hat USA 2015

●     A $2,500 stipend

●     A speaking opportunity at a future Duo Security Summit Women's Leadership event

The 2015 Academic Award winner will receive:

●     Registration, flight, and hotel accommodations for Black Hat USA 2015

●     Complimentary Briefing pass sponsored by Black Hat to Black Hat USA 2015

●     A $2,500 stipend


Nomination details


Women may be nominated for many different types of contributions, including:


●     Significant contributions to the fields of information security and privacy

●     Exceptional knowledge, leadership, and professionalism in technical, academic, or commercial domains

●     Community involvement in the security industry beyond day-to-day employment

●     Sharing knowledge, providing mentorship, and encouraging the empowerment and success of women in the security industry and related causes


Nominees will be narrowed down to a set of finalists for both awards based on nomination criteria. A panel of judges from across the security industry will then vote to determine the winners from among the finalists selected. Winners will be announced in August at Black Hat USA 2015.

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About Duo Security

Duo Security is a cloud-based access security provider protecting the world’s fastest-growing and largest companies and thousands of organizations worldwide, including Box, Etsy, Facebook, K-Swiss, The Men’s Wearhouse, NASA, Palantir, Paramount Pictures, Random House, Toyota, TripAdvisor Twitter, Yelp, Zillow, and more. Duo Security’s innovative and easy-to-use technology can be quickly deployed to protect users, data, and applications from breaches, credential theft and account takeover. Duo Security is backed by Benchmark, Google Ventures, Radar Partners, Redpoint Ventures and True Ventures. Try it for free at


Sally Feller Lanier

PR Manager

Duo Security

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