Proactive security leader takes top honors in the “Most Innovative Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning” and “Next Gen Breach & Attack Simulation” categories 

SAN FRANCISCO – MAY 7, 2024 – NetSPI, the proactive security solution, announced today at RSA Conference that it has won two Global InfoSec Awards, honored in the Most Innovative Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and Next Gen Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS) categories. Winners are selected based on an independent review by a panel of global, certified security professionals (CISSP, FMDHS, CEH). Companies selected are considered best of breed, next generation infosec solutions. 

“NetSPI leverages a unique combination of people, process, and technology to help organizations activate a proactive cybersecurity strategy — all during a time when it’s needed most, given the rapid advancements in AI, cloud computing, and digital identity,” said Vinay Anand, Chief Product Officer at NetSPI. “These two awards from Cyber Defense Magazine serve as further testament to the power of our approach to proactive security. We look forward to continuing to go above and beyond for our customers so they can continue confidently innovating for theirs.”

NetSPI has found that up to 80% of common attack behaviors are missed by Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), and Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) out-of-the-box solutions, proving that “secure by default” is no longer sufficient. The company’s award-winning BAS solution is the only one in the market that can build customizable attack plays based on what is in an organization’s environment and what matters most, enabling them to better validate security controls and prioritize risk. 

Organizations must also understand the threats posed by the rapid adoption of AI, as it becomes more integrated into business. Through NetSPI’s AI/ML Penetration Testing solution, the company drives more secure AI innovation for its clients. This is a first-of-its-kind solution that combines proprietary technology and manual penetration testing to identify, analyze, and remediate vulnerabilities on machine learning systems, while providing real-world guidance to ensure security is considered from ideation to implementation.  

“NetSPI embodies three major features we 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 Cyber Defense Magazine. 

To experience NetSPI’s BAS and AI/ML Penetration Testing technologies in action, please visit NetSPI experts at booth #1555 in the South Expo Hall at RSA Conference 2024.

About NetSPI 

NetSPI is the proactive security solution used to discover, prioritize, and remediate security vulnerabilities of the highest importance, so businesses can protect what matters most.    

Leveraging a unique combination of dedicated security experts, intelligent process, and advanced technology, NetSPI helps security teams take a proactive approach to cybersecurity with more clarity, speed, and scale than ever before.   

By continually advancing solutions such as Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS), Attack Surface Management (ASM), and Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS), NetSPI goes beyond the noise to deliver high impact results and recommendations based on business needs, so customers can protect their priorities, perform better, and innovate with confidence.  

NetSPI secures the most trusted brands on Earth, including nine of the top 10 U.S. banks, four of the top five leading cloud providers, three of the five largest healthcare companies, four MAMAA companies, seven of the top 10 U.S. retailers & e-commerce companies, and many of the Fortune 500.   

NetSPI is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with offices across the U.S., Canada, the UK, and India. Follow NetSPI on LinkedIn and X.  

About Cyber Defense Magazine 

Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of cyber security news and information for InfoSec professions in business and government. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products, and services in the information technology industry.  We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and special editions exclusively for the RSA Conferences. CDM is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group. Learn more about us at and visit and to see and hear some of the most informative interviews of many of these winning company executives.  Join a webinar at and realize that infosec knowledge is power.  

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