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Courtot Honored for His Industry Innovations and Support as a Founding Member of the Cloud Security Alliance
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – RSA Conference USA 2015, Booth #N3421 - April 20, 2015 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has named Philippe Courtot, CEO of cloud security firm Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), as the 2015 recipient of the CSA Industry Leadership Award. The CSA Industry Leadership Award is given to individuals in recognition of their contributions in advancing secure cloud computing initiatives. Qualys is a founding corporate member of the CSA, and Courtot has been key in helping raise awareness around cloud security and key trends driving the market.
“Philippe Courtot was chosen for this year’s CSA Leadership Award for his industry vision and dedication to helping companies improve their IT security and compliance postures,” said Jim Reavis, CEO of CSA. “Philippe’s passion for resolving the problems of cloud security has had a profound impact not only on Qualys’ customers, but the industry as a whole. His early understanding of emerging cyber threats has redefined how companies think about security.”
As Chairman and CEO of Qualys, Philippe has been instrumental in building one of most widely deployed information security and compliance cloud solution in the world with over 7,700 customers. He has also worked to drive initiatives that encourage collaboration within the IT security community. Courtot is a co-founder of the CSO Interchange, which provides a forum for sharing information in the security industry. He is also a member of the board of directors for StopBadware.org, and in 2012, he launched the Trustworthy Internet Movement, a nonprofit, vendor-neutral organization committed to resolving the problems of Internet security, privacy and reliability.
“I am deeply honored to receive this award from the Cloud Security Alliance, an organization committed to defining and evangelizing best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO of Qualys, Inc. “CSA has built an impressive organization with 76 chapters worldwide and 48,000 members, and its security frameworks are becoming widely adopted with key elements to ensure that we are building security into the fabric of cloud computing.”
The 4th Annual CSA Leadership Awards, Philippe Courtot joins previous award recipients Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) Prof Udo Helmbrecht, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Trustworthy Computing Scott Charney and Trend Micro CEO Eva Chen.
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About the Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.
About Qualys, Inc.
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions with over 7,700 customers in more than 100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. The Qualys Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions help organizations simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications. Founded in 1999, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, Accuvant, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, HCL Comnet, InfoSys, NTT, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Council on CyberSecurity. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.
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