Finalists announced for 2019 Infosec Inspire Awards

October 16, 2019

Winners to be announced at award ceremony on November 7 in Chicago




MADISON, Wis., October 15, 2019 — Six companies have been selected as finalists for the 2019 Infosec Inspire Security Awareness Awards. Infosec, the global leader in cybersecurity education, received nominations from companies across the U.S. and internationally. Three finalists were chosen for each of two categories — the Impact Award and the Big Phish Award. 

The Impact Award celebrates the successes of Infosec’s most innovative and inspiring clients and partners. Award-winning success stories detail high-impact, innovative security awareness and training initiatives to empower employees and motivate effective security habits. 

The Big Phish Award recognizes clients with the most advanced phishing training programs. Award-winning programs harness the most powerful tools of persuasion — customization, impersonation and urgency — to teach employees how to avoid even the most devious phishing attacks in the wild.

Finalists for the Impact Award include:

Data Risk Management LLC — Rochester, Michigan. DRM helps small and medium-sized businesses manage cybersecurity risk through the implementation of strategies based on industry standards and best practices. For some clients, Data Risk Management serves in the capacity of a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO). The company also conducts data forensics investigations, providing expert witness testimony in Michigan and Federal courts.

Fluid Networks — Camarillo, California. Fluid Networks provides a full spectrum of business IT, communications, and security solutions for small to medium-sized enterprises. The company has been evolving with the industry since its start in the early 90s. Fluid Networks has a clear understanding of which technologies give companies the competitive edge to succeed in today's business world. 

Johnson County Government — Johnson County, Kansas. Johnson County is a local government located in northeast Kansas that was organized in 1857. The county serves a diverse and expanding population of more than 600,000 residents through five agencies and 34 county departments. More than 4,000 public servants are dedicated to helping Johnson County remain a safe, vibrant community.

Finalists for the Big Phish Award include:

Concord Technologies — Seattle, Washington. Concord Technologies helps organizations in healthcare and other highly-regulated industries automate their manual and document-intensive processes. Concord’s Cloud Fax service is the dominant fax solution in healthcare in the U.S. and is responsible for the delivery of more than a billion health care documents each year. 

Hallidays IT Limited — Stockport, England, UK. Cyber Wise is a new holistic approach to cybersecurity that aims to vigilantly help protect organizations from cybercrime. It gives clients a complete cybersecurity solution by focusing on four critical areas: communication, education, processes and technology. Through courses, disaster recovery plans and other tools, clients are prepared and protected against the leading contributor to devastating and dangerous breaches, human error! 

H. Arnason ehf —   Reykjavík, Iceland. H. Arnason has been providing technical business services since 1993. The main services supplied by the company include installation and operation of computer systems, servers and security systems.

The Inspire Awards ceremony will be held on Nov. 7 as part of Infosec Inspire19, the company’s inaugural security awareness user conference designed for all Infosec IQ clients. The conference is also open to qualified Infosec partners and prospective Infosec IQ customers. The conference takes place at downtown Chicago’s Convene event venue from Nov. 4-7.


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Infosec has been fighting cybercrime since 2004. Thousands of organizations and over 2.68 million learners trust the wide range of security-specific classes and enterprise security awareness and phishing training to stay a step ahead of the bad guys. Infosec IQ, Infosec Flex and Infosec Skills provide the most advanced and comprehensive education and training platforms. In 2019, Infosec was named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training. Founded by CEO Jack Koziol, Infosec is based in Madison, with offices in Chicago and Dulles, Virginia. Learn more at


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