The Insider Risk Excellence Awards recognize the best of the best in Insider Risk Management. They honor organizations and individuals who have implemented Insider Risk Management (IRM) solutions in innovative ways. They are protecting their IP and sensitive company data while supporting modern workforces to collaborate and elevate productivity without heavy-handed security measures hindering operations and legitimate work.

2023 Awards Submissions are closed.

2023 Award winners will be announced at RSA Conference.

Organizations and security leaders who are acting in progressive ways to protect their source code, product plans, personnel and customer information are eligible for the Insider Risk Excellence Awards in the following categories:

Company Awards

  • Collaborator Award – for the organization that has best fostered a dynamic collaboration culture while protecting its valuable data.
  • Game-Changer Award – for the organization that has revolutionized its insider risk management program.

Individual Awards

  • Insider Risk Practitioner of the Year – for an individual who has cultivated a powerful insider risk management program for his or her organization.
  • Insider Risk Leader of the Year – for a security leader who has taken a progressive approach to insider risk management, leading his or her security team to new heights.
  • Advocate of the Year – for industry leaders who have made a notable impact within the Insider Risk Community.


Accelerator Award

Winner: Lyft
Finalists: FinancialForce, Snowflake

Collaborator Award 

Winner: UserTesting
Finalists: CrowdStrike, Snowflake

Game Changer Award

Winner: FinancialForce
Finalists: Elevate Security, RS4

Insider Risk Practitioner of the Year

Winners: Ginger Cullifer (Altair), Tim Briggs (CrowdStrike)
Finalists: Marty Opthoff (GE Renewable Energy), Dustin Fritz (UserTesting)

Insider Risk Leader of the Year

Winner: Mario Duarte (Snowflake)
Finalist: Pamela Fusco (Splunk)

Finalists and winners were chosen by a panel of judges who reviewed and scored each nomination in order to identify the standouts in each category. The selection committee included Joe Payne, President and CEO, Code42 and Chairman, Insider Risk Summit; Wendy Overton, Cyber Strategy and Insider Risk Leader; John Boles, Principal, PwC.

CyberWire Podcast:
Insider Risk Excellence Awards Judges Discuss the 2022 Winners