NuData Security wins Gold and Silver in the 14th Annual 2019 IT World Award® in CIO of the Year, Company of the Year and Women in Technology

VANCOUVER – August 08, 2019 – NuData Security, a Mastercard company, announced today that Network Products Guide, industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide has awarded NuData Security three medals in three different categories. The research and advisory guide has named Christopher Bailey a gold winner in the 14th Annual 2019 IT World Awards® in the Chief Technology Officer category; NuData Security, a silver winner in the category of Company of the Year; and Kate O’Loughlin, Senior Analyst, Information Security Operations has been recognized with a silver award in the category of Women in Technology. These industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are the world’s premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry.

Christopher Bailey, a gold IT World Award winner, is also NuData’s newest CEO and has served as NuData’s CTO since he co-founded the company in 2007 with Michel Giasson. Together, they brought the company to prominence with cutting-edge passive biometrics and behavioral analytics technology. The company was acquired by Mastercard in 2017. During his tenure as CTO of the company, Christopher was instrumental in helping the NuData technology grow and evolve to help its clients mitigate the constantly-growing cyber threats.

NuData Security, a Mastercard company, has been recognized in the category of Company of the Year for establishing itself at the forefront of the evolution in online verification, pioneering passive biometrics as the base for an end-to-end platform to verify online users beyond credentials. The intelligence and understanding extracted over the hundreds of behavioral characteristics from each user makes this authentication resilient to attackers from login to logout, including money transfer, checkout, and account creation placements.

Kate O’Loughlin, a Senior Analyst in the Information Security Operations and silver award winner in the Women in Technology category, recently received her Master of Science degree in digital investigation and forensic computing from the University College Dublin while working full-time. O’Loughlin’s work has improved NuData’s compliance and security footprints by creating better processes for efficient outcomes, delivering results for compliance regimes like SOC2, PCI-DSS Level 1, NIST 800-53, ISO 27001, and other ISO designation.

An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual IT World Awards recognition program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.

“It’s an honor to be named a winner by IT World Awards and to have NuData Security and my colleague, Kate O’Laughlin, selected for this respected industry and peer recognition,” said Christopher Bailey. “This further validates our position as a company poised to successfully evolve online authentication to provide a recognized digital identity that can be successfully utilized by the financial industry, e-commerce, and other online organizations today.”

About NuData

NuData Security is a Mastercard company. It helps businesses identify users based on their online interactions and stops all forms of automated fraud. By analysing over 400 billion events annually, NuData harnesses the power of behavioral analytics and passive biometrics, enabling its clients to identify the human behind the device accurately. This allows clients to verify users before a critical decision, block account takeover, stop automated attacks and reduce customer insult. NuData’s solutions are used by some of the biggest brands in the world to prevent fraud while offering a great customer experience.

About NPG’s IT World Awards

As the industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision-makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. The Annual IT World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as CEO World Awards, Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. To view the complete list of winners visit https://ceoworldawards.com/winners/2019-winners/

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