Ophir Harpaz of Guardicore Wins Rising Star Leadership Award from SC Media

Boston, Mass. and Tel Aviv, Israel – September 23, 2019 – Guardicore, a leader in internal data center and cloud security, today announced that Ophir Harpaz, Security Researcher, Guardicore has been named a winner in the third-annual SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards, earning the distinction in the Rising Star category. A total of 50 honorees were revealed as part of a special editorial section published today at SC Magazine.

“Ophir represents the very best of what it means to be a contributing member of the information security community. Her curiosity leads her forward daily to uncover the most dangerous tools and techniques employed by today’s adversaries, and to share her findings through blog posts, workshops and talks. She is passionate about leveraging her position to elevate and educate young women and her fellow researchers and dedicates her time freely to pass on all she has already learned,” said Ofri Ziv, Vice President of Research, Guardicore and Head of Guardicore Labs. “We applaud her for her achievements and look forward to her continued success.”

The Reboot Leadership Awards are an adjunct to SC Media’s annual Reboot coverage that takes place each December when SC Media recognizes the best and brightest cybersecurity luminaries and organizations. The Reboot Leadership Awards are offered similar accolades. The winners are honored with a special section on SC Media’s website and in their December Reboot edition.

The contenders who were nominated faced a thorough judging process conducted by SC Media’s editorial team. This included a review of their professional backgrounds, references and work undertaken to benefit the wider industry, as well as any other research deemed necessary. Winners were chosen based on their outstanding service, qualifications and advancements in the cybersecurity industry.

“There were no shortage of quality nominations this year as we reviewed the various candidates for our coveted Reboot Awards,” said Teri Robinson, executive editor, SC Media. “However, after a thorough evaluation process, it was clear that Ophir truly distinguished herself through her valuable contributions and industry influence.”

Ophir is becoming one of the world’s foremost experts in cybercrime research, preventing millions of dollars of damage for some of the world’s most valuable companies. Most recently, she has led research on the Nansh0u crypto mining and Smominru botnet campaigns, as well as took part in the development of Guardicore’s publicly available Cyber Threat Intelligence threat feed. She is also an active member of Baot, a community for women in software development and research positions in the Israeli high tech industry, and dedicates copious time to education and contribute to the world. She is a true believer in the information security world being a community. As part of that approach, she runs the website begin.re, a popular resource for learning reverse engineering, and regularly shares insights from her daily life in cybersecurity via social media. In fact, Ophir was selected by Sentinel One as one of 21 Twitter profiles worth following and by Cybersecurity Ventures’ Cybercrime Magazine as one of the industry’s recommended list of women to follow on Twitter.

About SC Media

SC Media is cybersecurity. They’ve lived it for over 30 years, sharing industry expert guidance and insight, in-depth features, timely news and independent product reviews in various content forms in partnership with and for top-level information security executives and their technical teams. SC Media arms information security professionals with the in-depth, unbiased business and technical information they need to tackle the countless security challenges they face and establish risk management and compliance postures that underpin overall business strategies. They deliver breaking news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders, and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. Whether through their comprehensive website, magazine, in-depth ebooks, newsletters, or regularly scheduled digital and live events, such as their SC Awards program and their RiskSec conference, their readers gain all the relevant information they need to safeguard their organizations and, ultimately, contribute to their longevity and success.

About Guardicore

Guardicore is a data center and cloud security company that protects your organization’s core assets using flexible, quickly deployed, and easy to understand micro-segmentation controls. Our solutions provide a simpler, faster way to guarantee persistent and consistent security — for any application, in any IT environment. For more information, visit www.guardicore.com.

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