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WhiteHat Security Named Leader in Application Security by 2018 Cyber Defense Global Awards

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2018 – WhiteHat Security, the leading application security provider committed to securing digital business, today announced that it has been named a leader in application security by the second annual Cyber Defense Global Awards program.

The Cyber Defense Magazine Awards recognize the next generation of cyber defense people, products and services in the cybersecurity industry today. This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s sixth year of honoring cyber defense and information security innovators, with strict submission requirements for any startup, early stage, later stage or public companies in the information security industry.

A key differentiator for WhiteHat in leading the way in this category was WhiteHat Sentinel, WhiteHat’s SaaS application security platform. Sentinel provides customers with intelligence about their application infrastructure, helps them evaluate risk and protects them from security breaches. Combining advanced AI technology with human intelligence, provided by top security researchers in the Threat Research Center (TRC), this platform offers innovative AppSec solutions that enable organizations to implement DevSecOps.

The implementation of DevSecOps is supported by a powerful suite of services including dynamic application security testing (DAST), static application security testing (SAST), software composition analysis (SCA) and mobile application testing. The platform is fully integrated into the software development lifecycle process, protecting our customers’ entire suite of web, internal and mobile application infrastructures from inception to production.

“Cyber Defense Magazine spent six months searching the globe to find the most innovative and cutting edge cybersecurity companies for our Cyber Defense 2018 Global Awards,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, publisher, Cyber Defense Magazine. “WhiteHat won this award for Leader in Application Security because it is an innovator on a mission to help stop breaches and get one step ahead of the next threat, proactively.”

This year’s inclusion in the Cyber Defense Magazine Awards is another major accolade to add to WhiteHat’s long list of recent accomplishments. Most recently, WhiteHat Security was named a winner in the 2018 Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards as well as the 2018 Info Security Products Guide’s Global Excellence Awards, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide.

“We are extremely honored to be a recipient of a Cyber Defense Global Award this year,” said Craig Hinkley, CEO, WhiteHat Security. “WhiteHat is not only committed to solving the challenges facing our customers, but also to advancing the state of security operations by securing the applications that are the lifeblood of businesses. Continued recognition with awards like these only further validates that we’re doing our part to advance the state of application security today, and we plan to continue to lead the way in the future.”

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About Cyber Defense Global Awards 2018

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s sixth year of honoring cyber defense and information security innovators. Our submission requirements are for any startup, early stage, later stage or public companies in the INFORMATION SECURITY (INFOSEC) industry who believe they have a unique and compelling value proposition for their people, products and services. More information is at The judges are CISSP, FMDHS, CEH, certified security professionals who voted based on their independent review of the company submitted materials on the website of each submission including but not limited to data sheets, white papers, product literature and other market variables. CDM has a flexible philosophy to find more innovative players with new and unique technologies, than the one with the most customers or money in the bank. CDM is always asking “What’s Next?” so we are looking for Next Generation cyber defense people, products and services.

About Cyber Defense Magazine

With over 1.2 Million annual readers and growing, Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and limited print editions exclusively for the RSA conferences for our USA editions and our Global editions at the IPEXPO Europe and to our paid print-edition subscribers. CDM is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group. Learn more about us at

About WhiteHat Security

WhiteHat Security has honed its 17 years of experience in the application security space to provide developers with the tools and services they need to write and deliver the most secure software at the speed of business. The award-winning WhiteHat Application Security Platform, which has been featured on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for the last five years, is empowering true DevSecOps by continuously assessing the risk for organizations’ software assets and helping them to embed security throughout–and beyond– the software life cycle (SLC). The company is based in San Jose, California, with regional offices across the U.S. and Europe. For more information on WhiteHat Security, please visit, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.


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