Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year Nominees and Judges Announced

Community to Recognize and Celebrate its Best and Brightest Prior to RSA Conference

Mountain View, UNITED STATES

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Cybersecurity Go To Market Dojo, the industry’s premier community for Cybersecurity marketing and communications professionals, today announced the 30 nominees for its 2019 Marketer of the Year awards.  The awards, to be presented on March 3rd in San Francisco by premier sponsor Cybersecurity Insiders, will recognize the leading Cybersecurity marketers in three categories, Marketer of the Year in a Public Company, Marketer of the Year in a Private Company, and the Rising Star Marketer of the Year.

Over 250 Cybersecurity marketing professionals will gather at the Dojo’s 2019 RSA Conference Marketer’s Pre-fresher event on Sunday evening March 3rd at the Thirsty Bear Brewery in San Francisco. The event, sponsored by premier sponsor Security Marcom, as well as 10Fold Communications, Code Red Security PR Network and DWCC, is expected to sell out.

“We started the Dojo 18 months ago as a way to further excellence in the practice of Cybersecurity Marketing,” said Dojo founder Ken Rutsky. “In that time, we’ve reached thousands of professionals with our online community, newsletter, and events.  We are excited to be offering these awards this year as a way of fulfilling a key part of our mission, to recognize the accomplishments of the best in our industry.”

Nominees submitted by the community for the awards are listed at the end of this release. Finalist for the awards will be announced on February 21st and the winners at the March 3rd event.

“It’s an honor and privilege to be nominated by the community,” said Varun Kohli, head of global demand at Symantec, “the Dojo has created a forum for sharing best practices and learning from each other that’s been missing in our industry, and I’m just thrilled to be recognized by my peers.” 

Also announced were the first two judges for the awards, Richard Stiennon, chief research analyst at IT-Harvest, renowned cybersecurity author, and former chief marketing officer at Fortinet, and Dr. Chenxi Wang, founder of Rain Capital, investor, and former chief strategy officer at Twistlock, and vice president of security research at Forrester.

“Chenxi was the very first speaker at the Dojo and our community knows and respects her greatly. I’ve followed Richard’s work for over a decade, and he is highly respected and well thought of across the end user and vendor community.  Richard and Chenxi bring incredible experience and expertise to our judging panel, and we are thrilled to have them,” Rutsky added.

Required pre-registration for the event is free and open to all cybersecurity vendor marketing, sales and executive teams at

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About The Cybersecurity Go To Market Dojo
The Cybersecurity Go To Market Dojo is the industry’s premier community for Cybersecurity marketing and communications professionals.  The Dojo allows practitioners to Connect, Network and Share™ best practices, tips and experience.  Through a combination of events, online community and networking, the Dojo’s mission is to advance and recognize the art and science of Cybersecurity marketing.  More information and online membership can be found at You can follow the Dojo on Twitter at @gotomarketdojo.

2019 Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year Nominees                                                      

Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year - Private Company

Armen Najarian, Agari
Avi Hein, Imperva
Bala Desikamani, Cyberinc
Barbara Kay, ExtraHop Networks
Dean Nicolls, Jumio
Doron Aronson, Malwarebytes
Jennifer Leggio, Flashpoint
Johnathan Heilbronn, Argus
Joshua Thorngren, Twistlock
Kim Gibbons, NetNumber
Meredith Corley, Duo Security
Nathan Burke, Axonius
Nathan Huey, StackPath
Oded Yarkoni, Upstream Security
Steve Kahan, Thycotic

Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year – Public Company

Dvir Reznik, Harmon, a Samsung Company
Jon Clay, Trend Micro
Marty Ward, Sophos
Nada Tiberio, Micro Focus
Varun Kohli, Symantec
Vasu Jakkal, FireEye

Rising Star Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year

Bryce Hein, ExtraHop Networks
Gily Netzer, Cymulate
Idan Hershkovich, Cato Networks
Janelle Davis, JASK
Noam Harel, enSilo
Patrick Enderby, APCON
Rich Campagna, Bitglass
Upa Campbell, RedLock
Zac Elbel, Threatcare

A twitter list of nominees is also available here #CMOTY19


Cathy Lewis