SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 24, 2017) - SafeBreach, the leading provider of Breach and Attack Simulation, announced that company co-founder and CTO Itzik has been named winner of the Rising Star category in the inaugural SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards. Some 39 honorees across a range of professional categories were revealed as part of a special editorial section at on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Designed and launched to showcase and acknowledge industry luminaries who are positively impacting and advancing the cybersecurity arena, the awards program is an extension of SC Media's annual Reboot edition. In that end-of-the-year special, which is both published in magazine form and in an exclusive, expanded section at, the nearly 30-year-old brand's editorial team identified the best and brightest cybersecurity professionals and their many achievements.

"I'm thrilled to be named a Rising Star by SC Media, but I have to give the lion's share of credit to the team of rising stars I am lucky enough to have here at SafeBreach," Kotler said. "Without the talented, creative and dedicated people who share the SafeBreach vision and who work hard every day to see it accomplished, such plaudits would not be possible."

"Breach and Attack Simulation is a game-changer for cybersecurity. Itzik's success with SafeBreach is a testament to industry that shows how deep leverage of the hacker mindset with automation can be a huge benefit to global enterprise cybersecurity," said Craig Rosen, advisor to SafeBreach. "Congratulations to Itzik for his innovation, vision, and contributions to offensive security research. He is truly a rising star in cybersecurity."

This first year of the SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards categories included:

  • Influencers
  • Thought Leaders
  • Threat Seekers
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Privacy Officer
  • Outstanding Freshman
  • Outstanding Educator
  • Rising Stars

The contenders who entered to be considered for these various categories faced a thorough judging process conducted by SC Media's editorial team that included a review of their professional backgrounds, references and work undertaken to benefit the wider industry, as well as any other research deemed necessary by editorial leaders. Honorees finally decided in each category by the team have been called out for their outstanding service, qualifications and advancements in the cybersecurity industry.

"SafeBreach's Itzik Kotler exemplifies leadership in one of the most vibrant and fast-evolving industries today," said Teri Robinson, executive editor, SC Media. "That's what this awards program is all about -- highlighting some of the strongest leaders of the cybersecurity arena whose efforts more often than not underpin every business and leisure activity we all undertake online nowadays. The advances made in this marketplace to protect data, privacy and people are vital to all that we do."

After this inaugural year, the SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards program will continue to develop so that the notable contributions, thought leadership and unique improvements being made by a wide range of IT and information security players to the larger cybersecurity industry are acknowledged and celebrated annually. For profiles of all this year's SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards honorees, please go to

About SafeBreach:
SafeBreach is a pioneer in the emerging category of breach and attack simulation. The company's ground-breaking platform provides a "hacker's view" of an enterprise's security posture to proactively predict attacks, validate security controls and improve SOC analyst response. SafeBreach automatically executes thousands of breach methods from an extensive and growing Hacker's Playbook™ of research and real-world investigative data. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, the company is funded by Sequoia Capital, Deutsche Telekom Capital, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder and investor Shlomo Kramer. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter @SafeBreach.

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Kayla Krause
CHEN PR for SafeBreach