Avertium, the cybersecurity services provider that companies turn to when they want more than standard security services, today announced that Chief Information Security Officer, Paul Caiazzo, has been named “CISO of the Year” in the fifth annual CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program conducted by CyberSecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market today.
Avertium is a leading provider of strategic managed security and security consulting services to the mid-to-large enterprise (MLE) and public/private sector. The Company’s team of highly certified security experts serves more than 1200 customers in the healthcare, technology, retail, hospitality, financial services, manufacturing and government contractor sectors.
Avertium CISO and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Paul Caiazzo, oversees technology alliances and strategic initiatives guiding clients through challenging security problems. With a dedicated career to stay at the forefront of cybersecurity technology advancements, Caiazzo is a leader and educator in threat detection, threat intelligence, incident response and ransomware. He leads Avertium’s internal security and compliance initiatives working to reduce risk across the organization and is also a known entity on the front lines as an incident commander for the most complicated and high-profile ransomware threats.
Caiazzo was a co-founder and the CEO of TruShield Security Solutions and under his leadership, TruShield earned a distinguished reputation as one of the fastest-growing companies in the cybersecurity industry. When TruShield was acquired by Sunstone Partners to become one of the founding companies of Avertium in 2019, Caiazzo’s leadership was key to the success as he led the team for branding, positioning and setting Avertium up as one cohesive unit with staff across 23 states.
“This is an incredible honor to be chosen for this prestigious award. I’m proud that the work we do here at Avertium is making a difference for our customers,” said Paul Caiazzo, CISO and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, at Avertium. “Avertium exists to help our customers thrive in the face of threats. We protect their users, their data, their customers and even their supply chain. I consider myself their CISO-of-last-resort and I enjoy sharing my passion for bringing the fight to the bad guys with my co-workers, clients and anyone interested in learning in the hopes that it has a positive impact.”
The mission of the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of information security categories, including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Email Security and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 4,000 nominations from over 20 different countries throughout the world.
“Caiazzo is a known lead negotiator on the front lines working on the most complicated threats and dealing directly with the worst ransomware threats,” said James Johnson, managing director, CyberSecurity Breakthrough. “Just like Avertium’s 24/7/365 coverage, Caiazzo was able to double down to ensure the success of Avertium and to protect his clients during an extremely challenging year, and we are thrilled to name him “CISO of the Year” in the 2021 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program.’”
Caiazzo has 23 years of experience, with an extensive background in the Federal government and financial sectors, is a certified information system security professional (CISSP), a certified information systems auditor (CISA) and a certified ethical hacker (CEH).
Avertium is the managed security and consulting provider that companies turn to for end-to-end cybersecurity solutions that attack the chaos of the cybersecurity landscape with context. By fusing together human expertise and a business-first mindset with the right combination of technology and threat intelligence, Avertium delivers a more comprehensive, more programmatic approach to cybersecurity - one that drives action on the ground and influence in the boardroom. That's why over 1,200 mid-market and enterprise-level organizations across 15 industries turn to Avertium when they want to be more efficient, more effective, and more resilient when waging today's cyberwar. Show no weakness.®
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in information security and cybersecurity technology companies, products and people. The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough information security companies and products in categories including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Web and Email Security, UTM, Firewall and more. For more information visit CyberSecurityBreakthrough.com.