Award recognizes Courtot as a champion of cybersecurity education
FOSTER CITY, Calif. March 5, 2020 - Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced that Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys was honored with the Benefactor Award by the International Systems and Security Association (ISSA) Education Foundation for his unwavering support of cybersecurity and cybersecurity education.
“In 1999, Philippe was among the first to recognize the value cloud-based security platforms could provide organizations. He has been a champion of the security industry ever since,” said Debbie Peinert, vice president of the ISSA Education Foundation. “Over the years, he has donated, both personally and through his company, to the Howard Schmidt Memorial Scholarship, and those donations were instrumental in increasing the longevity of the fund.”
“I am sincerely honored to be recognized for promoting education and research in cybersecurity by the ISSA Education Foundation,” said Courtot. “Today, the industry is at a tipping point where cloud-based computing and digital transformation are bringing profound changes to the cybersecurity industry. It is, therefore, imperative that we educate the next generation of cyber talent so that we can continue to make advances in our efforts to effectively defend against cyber threats.”
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 15,700 active customers in more than 130 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organizations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business outcomes, and substantial cost savings.
The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps deliver businesses critical security intelligence continuously, enabling them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance, and protection for IT systems and web applications across on premises, endpoints, cloud, containers, and mobile environments. Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform, and managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, DXC Technology, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.
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