Threater CTO & Company Honored with Cyber Defense Magazine Awards


Tysons, VA – May 2 2023 – Threater today announced that the company has won the Cyber Defense Magazine’s Global Infosec Award for best Ransomware Data Security Solution and been named a Hot Company. In addition, Threater CTO, Pat McGarry, was awarded the distinguished title of Top Chief Technology Officer.

Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), on its 11th anniversary, the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine has spent the past six months scouring the globe and found over 4,300 companies who manage, create, and offer the most respected information security products and services. CDM has named nearly 10% of these companies as winners of our coveted Global InfoSec Award for 2023 because of their innovations and focus on attempting to stop tomorrow’s breach, today.

Threater was recognized as the Hot Company, for best Ransomware Data Security Solution due to its unique ability to utilize volumes of cyber intelligence feeds from over 50 renowned security vendors, which can provide organizations with unparalleled visibility of the threat landscape while blocking threats with the most up-to-date threat intelligence. Threater’s Threat Blocking-as-a-Service (TBaaS) helps organizations manage an ever-increasing amount of cybersecurity risks without placing excess responsibility on overstretched in-house IT teams. TBaaS gives security teams the power to leverage specialized cybersecurity expertise and intelligence without requiring additional resources to manage it.

Pat McGarry’s combination of outstanding leadership, managerial and technical expertise earned him the title of Top Chief Technology Officer by CDM. As the Chief Technology Officer at Threater, prioritizing vision, innovative product development and the company’s technology interests, Pat McGarry ensures that Threater’s technology and development resources are aligned with the business objectives and customers’ needs. Pat’s extensive knowledge of the security and technology industry continues to enhance the landscape with his intelligent insights and expertise.

“In a new age of hybrid workforces where there is an explosive growth of the Digital Transformation, Smart Cities, IoT, OT, SaaS, Cloud Computing and new artificial intelligence tools and technologies, there’s an equally exponential growth in new kinds of ransomware, business email compromise, Cloud, IoT and OT exploitation, deep phishing attacks, cyber-crime and cyber terrorism. Only the most innovative and forward-thinking cybersecurity solutions will give us a fighting chance,” said Yan Ross, Editor-in-Chief of Cyber Defense Magazine.

The list of winners is located here:

“These winners are the most innovative, forward thinking and proactive cyber security companies and service providers on the planet who are working to bring tomorrow’s cybersecurity solutions to market, today,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine.

About Threater

Threater is the only active defense cybersecurity platform that fully automates the enforcement, deployment and analysis of cyber intelligence at a massive scale. As the foundational layer of an active defense strategy, Threater’s patented solution blocks known threats from ever reaching customers’ networks. Threater utilizes immense volumes of cyber intelligence from over 50 renowned security vendors to provide unparalleled visibility over the threat landscape resulting in a more efficient and effective security posture. Block. Every. Threat. at

About CDM InfoSec Awards
This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s eleventh year of honoring InfoSec innovators from around the Globe. Our submission requirements are for any startup, early stage, later stage, or public companies in the INFORMATION SECURITY (INFOSEC) space who believe they have a unique and compelling value proposition for their product or service. View the Full List of Cyber Defense Award Winners here.

About the Judging
The judges are CISSP, FMDHS, CEH, certified security professionals who voted based on their independent review of the company submitted materials on the website of each submission including but not limited to data sheets, white papers, product literature and other market variables. CDM has a flexible philosophy to find more innovative players with new and unique technologies, than the one with the most customers or money in the bank. CDM is always asking “What’s Next?” so we are looking for best of breed, next generation InfoSec solutions.

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.