Newly launched Security Optimization Platform earns top recognition in international awards program honoring outstanding information security products and companies

 SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 14, 2020 – AttackIQ, the leading independent vendor of Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) systems, today announced its Security Optimization Platform won the “Breach and Attack Simulation Solution of the Year” award in the fourth annual CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards. The awards program is conducted byCyberSecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market today.  

 “AttackIQ is delivering a breakthrough solution for enterprises of all sizes, and we are proud to recognize the company with our ‘Breach and Attack Simulation Solution of the Year’ award,” said James Johnson, managing director, CyberSecurity Breakthrough. 

 The AttackIQ Security Optimization Platform was built from the ground up by former security practitioners to arm security and risk leaders with better, automated insights to understand and address whether their security tools and processes are working. Based on the AttackIQ Informed Defense Architecture (AIDA), this platform offers the easiest to deploy, best security control validation available at scale, in production, and with the tightest alignment to the MITRE ATT&CK framework. 

 “The pressure on CISOs has never been greater, with adversaries ramping up attacks while security resources are constrained due to budget pressures in response to COVID-19,” said Brett Galloway, CEO of AttackIQ. “Confounding the problem, most CISOs have no way of knowing if their security controls are working to protect vulnerable systems. We are committed to helping customers successfully enable a threat-informed defense practice not just through our innovative Security Optimization Platform, but also through free educational courses, step-by-step blueprints and deep partnerships with a wide array of leading security vendors. Winning the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award is strong confirmation of our unique approach and commitment to improving cybersecurity for all.” 

 The mission of the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of information security categories, including cloud security, threat detection, risk management, fraud prevention, mobile security, email security and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,750 nominations from over 20 different countries throughout the world. 

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 About AttackIQ 

AttackIQ, the leading independent vendor of breach and attack simulation solutions, built the industry’s first Security Optimization Platform for continuous security control validation and improving security program effectiveness and efficiency. AttackIQ is trusted by leading organizations worldwide to plan security improvements and verify that cyberdefenses work as expected, aligned with the MITRE ATT&CK framework. The company is committed to giving back to the cybersecurity community through its free AttackIQ Academy, open Preactive Security Exchange, and partnership with the MITRE Center for Threat-Informed Defense. For more information visit Follow AttackIQ on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube

 About CyberSecurity Breakthrough 

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in information security and cybersecurity technology companies, products and people. The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough information security companies and products in categories including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Web and Email Security, UTM, Firewall and more. For more information visit