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Cyber Risk Management Innovator and its SaaS Platform Honored for Identifying and Prioritizing Remediation of Threats in Near Real Time

Sunnyvale, Calif. & Albuquerque, N.M. – April 28, 2016 – RiskSense®, Inc., the pioneer and market leader in pro-active cyber risk management, today announced that it was named a finalist in two categories of the 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for its innovation and leadership in information security. RiskSense and the RiskSense Platform have been shortlisted in the Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company and Best Vulnerability Management product categories by a panel of security experts as well as a popular vote by the information security community.

“Being selected by the 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards program as a finalist in two categories from hundreds of nominations is very gratifying,” said Torsten George, vice president of global marketing and products at RiskSense. “This recognition illustrates the value RiskSense delivers to organizations that want to identify and reduce their cyber risk exposure across the entire computing stack by automating manually intensive security management processes.”

The RiskSense Platform transforms cyber risk management into a more pro-active, collaborative, and real-time discipline. The platform embodies the expertise and deep knowledge RiskSense has gained from defending critical networks against the world’s most dangerous cyber adversaries. As former advisors to the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community, RiskSense founders developed Computational Analysis of Cyber Terrorism against the U.S. (CACTUS), Support Vectors Intrusion Detection, Behavior Risk Analysis of Vicious Executables (BRAVE), and the Strike Team Program.

The RiskSense Platform uses patented technology and leverages existing technology investments to unify and contextualize internal security intelligence (e.g., vulnerabilities, control posture, events), external threat data feeds (e.g., exploits, malware, threat actors, reputational intelligence), and business criticality to identify imminent cyber risks and prioritize remediation actions for physical and virtual assets within an organization’s infrastructure. In turn, organizations are offered a risk-based prioritization of the gaps that need to be mitigated first based on their business impact.

Ultimately, RiskSense empowers enterprises and governments to apply proper cyber hygiene, strengthen their cyber security posture, lower remediation costs, dramatically shorten time-to-remediation, and overall reduce the risk of the impact of cyber-attacks on their organizations.

“Congratulations to RiskSense for being recognized as a finalist in the Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company and Vulnerability Management product categories of the 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards,” said Holger Schulze, founder of the 300,000-member Information Security Community on LinkedIn. “With a record of over 430 entries, the awards are highly competitive and reflect the dynamic pace of growth and innovation in the cyber security space.”

About The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards
The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor companies and individuals that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security. This independent awards program is produced in cooperation with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn, tapping into the experience of over 300,000+ cybersecurity professionals to recognize the world’s best cybersecurity products, individuals, and organizations. For more information, visit

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RiskSense®, Inc. provides vulnerability management and remediation prioritization to measure and control cybersecurity risk. The cloud-based RiskSense platform delivers Risk-Based Vulnerability Management, Application Security Orchestration and Correlation, in addition to our Vulnerability Knowledge Base.These products bring insight to the wide views of vulnerability risk with adversarial threat-context and ties to ransomware. With Vulnerability Risk Rating, threat analytics, and automated playbooks prioritize actions for critical security weaknesses dramatically improving security and IT efficiency and effectiveness of managing attack surface risk.

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