Carolyn Crandall Named to Top 25 Women in Cybersecurity

Attivo Networks Executive Recognized for Leadership and Innovation in Cybersecurity by Cyber Defense Magazine

FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Attivo Networks®, the award-winning leader in deception for cybersecurity threat detection, today announced that Carolyn Crandall, who holds a dual role as Chief Deception (Technology) Officer and Chief Marketing Officer has been recognized by Cyber Defense Magazine as a Top 25 Woman in Cybersecurity. This award honors women who are making a difference in the cybersecurity industry through their vision, innovative thinking, and leadership.

During the search, the judges focused on finding the top female innovators in cybersecurity who are making a difference every day in one of the most challenging and demanding fields of information technology and computing: cybersecurity. Cyber Defense Magazine narrowed their list down from over one hundred nominees through evaluations based on open source intelligence (OSINT), in addition to LinkedIn profiles and numerous interviews.

“I am delighted to be selected as one of the Top 25 Women in Cybersecurity among such a prestigious list of industry leaders,” said Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer and CMO, Attivo Networks. “Cybersecurity is a complex challenge that impacts organizations of all sizes. I am honored to be recognized for the impact I have made in helping organizations understand new technology innovation and how it can be used to outmaneuver even the craftiest of adversaries.”

Crandall has over 25 years of experience in building emerging technology markets in security, networking, and storage industries. As chief deception (technology) officer and CMO at Attivo Networks, she focuses on educating organizations on how to build deception-based visibility and defense programs that are designed to reduce cyber risk across today’s expanding attack surfaces and tactics used by advanced cyber criminals. She is an active speaker, blogger, and byline contributor with a focus on cybersecurity innovation and information technology challenges.

“Carolyn’s incredible leadership has had a significant impact in not only the successes of Attivo Networks, but also in building overall market awareness on the value and benefits of a deception-based cybersecurity defense. We are thrilled to see Cyber Defense Magazine recognize Carolyn for both her accomplishments and significant contributions that she has made in cybersecurity,” said Tushar Kothari, CEO at Attivo Networks.

For a full list of winners of the Cyber Defense Awards from Cyber Defense Magazine, visit:

About Attivo Networks

Attivo Networks®, the leader in deception technology, provides an active defense for early detection, forensics, and automated incident response to in-network attacks. The Attivo ThreatDefend™ Deception Platform provides a comprehensive and customer-proven platform for proactive security and accurate threat detection within user networks, data centers, clouds, and a wide-variety of specialized attack surfaces. The portfolio includes expansive network, endpoint, application, and data deceptions designed to efficiently misdirect and reveal attacks from all threat vectors. Advanced machine-learning makes preparation, deployment, and operations fast and simple to operate for organizations of all sizes. Comprehensive attack analysis and forensics provide actionable alerts, and native integrations that automate the blocking, quarantine, and threat hunting of attacks for accelerated incident response. The company has won over 85 awards for its technology innovation and leadership. For more information, visit


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