Security Current’s™ CISOs Connect™ C100 Is a First of Its Kind Honor With Transparent CISO-Only Board and Transparent Criteria

NY, New York, June 16th, 2022 – CISOs Connect™, an exclusive membership-only community of Security Current™, today announced the CISOs Top 100 CISOs (C100) Awards Ceremony recognizing the 2022 winners, the consummate security leaders across North America, will be held on June 29th.

The C100 recognition honors the top 100 North American CISOs across industries who are experienced, proven leaders who share their expertise with others and continue to give back to the industry to further secure and protect organizations in North America and worldwide. 

The C100 Ceremony will be held virtually on June 29th at 5pm Eastern. Register to request to attend here to honor the winners and meet the CISO Board of Judges: 

The Distinguished CISO Board includes:

Rockwell Automation VP, Global Security and CISO Nicole Darden Ford
Dollar Tree Stores EVP & CISO Kevin McKenzie
Florida Crystals VP & CISO Christine Vanderpool
Freddie Mac SVP & CISO Betty Elliott
Kraft Heinz CISO Ricardo Lafosse
Markel Corporation CISO & Chief Privacy Officer Patricia Titus
NFL CISO Tomás Maldonado
Otis Elevator Co. CISO Mario Memmo
Truist CISO Howard Whyte
University of Chicago Medicine CISO Les McCollum ll
ServiceTitan Sr. Director & CISO Cassio Goldschmidt
World Fuel Services VP & CISO Shawn Bowen

  • Key criteria, amongst others considered, included:
    • A CISO (or equivalent) and at an end-user enterprise or organization for at least five years
    • Involvement and leadership roles in professional organizations
    • Volunteering and activism
    • Mentoring, teaching and educating future cybersecurity professionals across business and technical functions 

There is no fee or financial requirement at any point associated with the C100 awards. 

As a fundamental part of their mission to support and recognize the CISOs’ unceasing efforts to safeguard their enterprises and organizations globally, CISOs Connect™ partnered with the following organizations to make the C100 possible: 

  • Black Kite
  • Zero Networks
  • Morgan Franklin Consulting
  • Aqua Security
  • Mayfield
  • Lynx Technology Partners
  • Stellar Cyber


About CISOs Connect™

CISOs Connect is an exclusive membership-only interactive community of trusted cyber peers and subject matter experts. Connected by common interests, this community allows cyber experts to share knowledge and expertise through proprietary content, research, and analysis while exchanging information, ideas and collaborating with trusted colleagues to make informed business and technology decisions.  

CISOs Connect™ is part of Security Current™, known for its Security Shark Tank® and is lauded for its CISO driven content, knowledge sharing, and community. It is purpose-built and led by the top CISOs in North America. 

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