Ping! Zine Readers Choose Black Lotus; VP Shawn Marck and patent-pending Human Behavior Analysis (HBA) recognized for innovation in DDoS protection technology
Los Angeles, Calif., September 24, 2012 – Black Lotus, a leader in availability security and provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, was recognized for excellence and innovation in DDoS mitigation technology by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”) in its inaugural Americas Information Security Leadership (Americas ISLA) Awards. The company also received the Readers’ Choice Award for DDoS Protection from Ping! Zine Magazine, a leading web hosting industry magazine.
“Receiving these two awards within the span of a week is a validation of our security research and development work at Black Lotus,” said Shawn Marck, vice president of Black Lotus. “Virtually anyone with a website is vulnerable to DDoS attacks. Black Lotus continues to pursue new methods to address this problem. Our intuitive technology and proactive protection strategies keep thousands of customers’ websites available, by defending against application-level Layer 7 attacks.”
Black Lotus’ vice president, Shawn Marck won the award for “Up-and-Coming Information Security Professional,” recognized for his research and development of Black Lotus’s patent-pending Layer 7 attack mitigation strategy, Human Behavior Analysis (HBA). The 2012 Americas ISLA judges, all senior-level information security professionals from (ISC)2’s North and Latin American Advisory Boards, carefully reviewed the nominations and selected individuals with Americas ISLAs in four distinct categories, including Information Security Practitioner, Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project and Senior Information Security Professional.
“For the second year in a row, we have received a large number of nominations representing the accomplishments of private and public sector industry leaders who are making a real difference in the growth and quality of the information security workforce,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)2. “The industry continues to face a crisis, due to a major shortage of qualified information security professionals, but through their efforts, the 2012 Americas ISLA winners are illustrating what can and is being done to attract more top personnel to the field and give them the knowledge and tools they need to combat the growing cyber security threat.”
Black Lotus won the Readers’ Choice Award in the “DDoS Protection” category for defending service providers and end users against insidious DDoS attacks. To identify these winners, Ping! Zine Magazine polled its viewership from the circulation of 50,000 subscribers, who recognized organizations in 15 different categories including Hosting Billing Service, Dedicated Server Hosting and Colocation.
Jared Townsend, website editor of Ping! Zine wrote in the Readers’ Choice issue, “While any web host surely promises its clientele the ability to get them up and running, we always return to the question, ‘Who’s the best to go with?’…This year, at Ping! Zine, we thought we’d do some exploring, attempting to identify the most proficient companies specializing in a number of categories.”
For a complete list of 2012 winners or more information about the Americas ISLA awards, please visit https://www.isc2.org/aisla/.
For a complete list of the winners of Ping! Zine’s Readers’ Choice Awards, please visit http://www.pingzine.com/issue-51-2012-ping-zine-readers-choice-awards/
About Black Lotus Communications
Black Lotus Communications is a Los Angeles-based security innovator that pioneered the first commercially viable DDoS mitigation solutions in 1999, weeks after the first known DDoS attacks. These advanced solutions enhance the security posture of SMB and enterprise clients while reducing capital expenditures, managing risk, ensuring compliance, and improving earnings and retention. Breakthrough developments at Black Lotus include the world’s first DDoS protected hosting network, the first IPv6 DDoS mitigation environment, and the first highly effective Layer 7 attack mitigation strategy. For more information, visit www.blacklotus.net or follow Black Lotus on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ddosprotection.
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