TAMPA, Fla. — Moffitt Cancer Center has been named an honoree of a 2021 CSO50 Award from IDG’s CSO. This award recognizes organizations that have implemented security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership.
This is the first year Moffitt has been recognized by the CSO for its Threat Warrior Platform and Threat Analysis Center. These artificial intelligence tools give the cancer center real-time protection against cyber threats by providing a 3D visualization of the network. By utilizing the latest technology and tools to perform threat hunting, the cancer center can be more proactive in threat protection.
“It is such an honor to be recognized by CSO for our cybersecurity strategies. This initiative began about three years ago as a joint partnership between Moffitt and ThreatWarrior,” said Dave Summitt, chief information security officer at Moffitt. “Our main focus at the cancer center is to protect our team members’ and patients’ information by keeping security threats from breaching our network. Our team works tirelessly on these efforts.”
The CSO50 Awards are scored according to a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders, industry experts and academics.
“The disruptive events of 2020 – combined with sophisticated and far-reaching attacks like SolarWinds – brought new challenges and costs to organizations, their security leaders and business outcomes,” said Amy Bennett, executive editor of CSO. “Our annual CSO50 Awards recognize security teams that bring innovation and thought leadership to solving for the many risks their organization continues to face. This year’s class of CSO50 winners represent an elite group of risk and security thought leaders, and we are pleased to give them the recognition they deserve.”
Moffitt will accept its award at the virtual CSO50 Conference + Awards on Nov. 16–18, 2021.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is the No. 11 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 7,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.4 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About the CSO50 Awards
The CSO50 Awards recognizes 50 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. The CSO50 Awards are scored according to a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders, industry experts and academics. The 2021 awards will be presented at the CSO50 Conference + Awards.
CSO is the premier content and community resource for security decision makers leading business risk management efforts within their organizations. For more than a decade, CSO’s award-winning website (CSOonline.com), executive conferences, strategic marketing services and research have equipped security decision makers to mitigate both IT and corporate/physical risk for their organizations and provided opportunities for security vendors looking to reach this audience.
To assist CSOs in educating their organizations’ employees on corporate and personal security practices, CSO also produces the quarterly newsletter Security Smart. CSO is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at www.idg.com.