Cofense PhishMe CEO Rohyt Belani Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Mid-Atlantic 2016 Finalist
Judging Panel Recognizes PhishMe Co-Founder for Commitment to Leadership and Continued Innovation
LEESBURG, VA — (Marketwired) — 05/10/16 — PhishMe® Inc., the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, today announced CEO and co-founder Rohyt Belani has been recognized as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Mid-Atlantic finalist. The EY awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
As CEO and co-founder of PhishMe, Belani has been instrumental in leading PhishMe’s rapid growth from infancy to a company with over 200 employees and 892 percent revenue growth over the last three years, as well as securing over $15 million in institutional capital from reputed investors like Paladin Capital Group and Aldrich Capital Partners. Over the course of his five years at PhishMe, and over 13 years in the cybersecurity industry, Belani has established himself as an innovator and prominent thought leader.
PhishMe’s world-class solution for attack identification, human-verified intelligence and incident response has emerged as a dominant force in the human phishing defense space, reducing organizations’ susceptibility to phishing attacks by as much as 97 percent. The company currently counts almost half of the Fortune 100 among its customers and has received several major industry accolades including the 2016 SC Magazine Awards, Inc. 5000 and the Deloitte Fast 500, definitively cementing its position as an innovator at the forefront of the fight against cybercrime.
“This recognition by EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is an incredible honor, and a testament to the hard work of the entire PhishMe team,” said Belani. “I am proud of the innovative team we have built at PhishMe that is committed to disrupting traditional mindsets about cybersecurity technology. Receiving this accolade from EY is the direct result of our team’s dedication to building the most comprehensive phishing defense solution and turning employees into the most powerful line of defense against phishing attacks.”
Award winners will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
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PhishMe® is the leading provider of human-focused phishing defense solutions for organizations concerned about their susceptibility to today’s top attack vector — spear phishing. PhishMe’s intelligence-driven platform turns employees into an active line of defense by enabling them to identify, report, and mitigate spear phishing, malware, and drive-by threats. Our open approach ensures that PhishMe integrates easily into the security technology stack, demonstrating measurable results to help inform an organization’s security decision making process. PhishMe’s customers include the defense industrial base, energy, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing industries, as well as other Global 1000 entities that understand changing user security behavior will improve security, aid incident response, and reduce the risk of compromise. To learn more about PhishMe’s human-powered, anti-phishing offerings, visit https://cofense.com/
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