ESET Veteran Stephen Cobb Receives Prestigious CompTIA Award

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WASHINGTON, BRATISLAVA, February 5th - Stephen Cobb, Senior Security Researcher at ESET and one of the world’s leading voices in cybersecurity, will receive a prestigious Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Award. The Award will be presented today in Washington, D.C. According to CompTIA, the award is for “three leaders focused on driving innovation, job growth and advancements for the information technology industry.”

CompTIA is the leading voice and advocate for the $1.5 trillion U.S. information technology ecosystem; and the more than 35 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world's economy.

In its introduction, CompTIA highlights Stephen’s lifelong commitment to IT security: „For more than 30 years, Stephen T. Cobb has been a leading international voice on data privacy and information security. He is an entrepreneur who has sold two IT startups to publicly-traded companies.”

Having worked for ESET for several years now, Cobb is one of the first people to earn the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) qualification, is the author of a dozen textbooks and an evangelist of cybersecurity among students.

“This award for Stephen is well deserved and a longtime in coming. The industry has always recognized his wisdom and has never taken his word or work for granted. We are proud to have such a veteran amongst our ranks here at ESET,” says ESET Chief Research Officer Roman Kovac about the accolades for Stephen Cobb.

The other two Award recipients are U.S. congressman David Schweikert and senator Gary Peters.

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