Optiv’s Kevin Lynch Named Top CEO in 2023 Global InfoSec Awards

Optiv Also Recognized as a Market Leader for its Cyber Recovery Solution


DENVER — April 25, 2023 — Optiv, the cyber advisory and solutions leader, today announced CEO Kevin Lynch was named Top CEO, and the company’s Cyber Recovery Solution (CRS) was named a Market Leader in Cyber Defense Magazine’s 2023 Global InfoSec Awards. Presented at this year’s RSA Conference, the Global InfoSec Awards honor information security innovators from around the world.


With more than 30 years of strategic, operating and technology experience, Kevin Lynch has been at Optiv’s helm since 2020, guiding the company through a perfect storm of challenges in the cybersecurity industry. Under Lynch’s leadership, Optiv has evolved from a technology reseller and security solutions integrator to the largest pure-play cybersecurity company in the world.


Released in June 2022, Optiv’s CRS is designed to drive partnerships among cybersecurity, IT, BC/DR, operations and business leaders, so everyone is collectively working toward achieving cyber resilience. It identifies business- and mission-critical assets and secures them in an environment that is isolated from threats to enable rapid recovery to a secure state. This combination empowers organizations to build a proactive cyber resilience framework that allows them to protect, detect, respond, recover and get back to business faster during any type of data loss event.


“At Optiv, we work tirelessly to secure greatness for our clients, partners, people and communities,” said Lynch. “It’s an honor for our important mission to be recognized by the Global InfoSec Awards as we continue meeting clients where they are on a journey of security and resilience.”


This is the 11th annual Global InfoSec Awards from Cyber Defense Magazine, a premier source of cybersecurity news and information for security professions in business and government.


“Optiv embodies three major features the judges look for to become winners: understanding tomorrow’s threats, today, providing a cost-effective solution and innovating in unexpected ways that can help mitigate cyber risk and get one step ahead of the next breach,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, publisher of CDM.


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Optiv Security: Secure greatness.®

Optiv is the cyber advisory and solutions leader, delivering strategic and technical expertise to nearly 6,000 companies across every major industry. We partner with organizations to advise, deploy and operate complete cybersecurity programs from strategy and managed security services to risk, integration and technology solutions. With clients at the center of our unmatched ecosystem of people, products, partners and programs, we accelerate business progress like no other company can. At Optiv, we manage cyber risk so you can secure your full potential. For more information, visit www.optiv.com.

About the Judging
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 best of breed, next generation InfoSec solutions.