GreyCastle Security CEO Named Marketer/Communicator of the Year

TROY, N.Y. (November 2, 2018) – GreyCastle Security ( CEO Reg Harnish has been named Marketer/Communicator of the Year by the American Marketing Association (AMA) – New York Capital Region Chapter.

The award honors senior level professionals, community leaders and public figures who do not hold a formal marketing or communications position but emulate the skills and traits of the best the marcomm profession has to offer. Harnish stood out among the other nominees for achieving high levels of success in the communications and marketing field, while upholding the highest levels of ethics during the process. The AMA will present the award to Harnish at the 2018 Capital Region Marcomm Awards, Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the GE Theatre in Schenectady, NY.

When announcing Harnish as the this year’s winner, the Marcomm Awards committee specifically noted how impressed it was with Harnish’s marketing and communications prowess, as well as his ability to lead GreyCastle Security through six consecutive years of triple-digit growth.

GreyCastle Security is a leading cybersecurity risk assessment, advisory and mitigation provider that works with organizations in nearly every state in the United States, including Fortune 5000 and Global 100 organizations. Under Harnish’s leadership, the company has grown from a small firm to an award-winning company with appearances on both the Inc. 5000 list and Cybersecurity 500, a collection of the world’s hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies.

Harnish is a fellow of the National Cybersecurity Institute, a cybersecurity educational institution located in Washington, DC, and was named North America’s Cybersecurity Consultant of the Year by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards in 2017 and 2018. He serves on numerous security association boards and is currently an adviser to several educational institutions focused on cybersecurity. Harnish also is a frequent speaker and has presented at prominent events, including the ISACA North America CACS Conference, 2018 ISSA International Conference, NYS Cyber Security Conference, the Rochester Security Summit, Security Education Conference Toronto (SecTor) and Symantec Vision. Harnish has been featured in Time Managzine, CBS Nightly News, Washington Post, Dark Reading and is a member of the Forbes Technology Council.


About GreyCastle Security

GreyCastle Security is the industry’s leading provider of cybersecurity risk assessment, advisory and mitigation services. The company was established to help organizations establish effective cybersecurity programs, minimize the impact of security incidents and simplify compliance. GreyCastle Security has clients throughout North America, specializing in cybersecurity for healthcare, higher education, financial services, technology and critical infrastructure.

GreyCastle Security’s revolutionary approach to service delivery completely eliminates an organization’s need to recruit and retain new cybersecurity personnel.  Our award-winning cybersecurity programs are delivered continuously and managed proactively by certified experts, including risk assessment, awareness, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing and incident response.

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