Critical Start Named Winner of the Global InfoSec Awards At RSA Conference 2022

Plano, TX (June 6, 2022) – Critical Start Wins “Hot Company MDR Service Provider” and “Publisher’s Choice MDR” in 10th Annual Global InfoSec Awards at RSAC 2022Critical Start, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, announced today it has been named “Hot Company MDR Service Provider” and “Publisher’s Choice MDR” in this year’s Global InfoSec Awards by Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine.

“Critical Start strives to be the most effective MDR service provider by focusing on protecting our customers from the most sophisticated cyber threats through our best-in-class technology platform and team,” said Rob Davis, CEO of Critical Start. “We are thrilled to be recognized by Cyber Defense Magazine for this year’s Global InfoSec Awards for our leadership and innovation in the MDR space.”

Critical Start’s MDR platform simplifies breach prevention by helping organizations identify, assess, and respond to cyber threats in real time while analyzing threat data to inform future responses. The company’s technology and security operation center (SOC) analysts leverage a deep pool of behavioral data to automatically resolve over 99% of security alerts, reduce risk acceptance, and improve team productivity. In addition to its MDR platform, Critical Start’s Incident Response Team provides hands-on readiness, response, and forensic services for enterprise security teams.

“Critical Start embodies three major features we judges look for to become winners: understanding tomorrow’s threats, today, providing a cost-effective solution and innovating in unexpected ways that can help mitigate cyber risk and get one step ahead of the next breach,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine.

For more information on Critical Start and its innovative suite of solutions, visit: The full list of award winners can be found here.       

About CDM InfoSec Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s tenth 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. Learn more at

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.

About Critical Start

Today’s enterprise faces radical, ever-growing, and ever-sophisticated multi-vector cyber-attacks. Facing this situation is hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Critical Start simplifies breach prevention by delivering the most effective managed detection and incident response services powered by the Zero Trust Analytics Platform (ZTAP) with the industry’s only Trusted Behavior Registry (TBR) and MOBILESOC. With 24x7x365 expert security analysts, and Cyber Research Unit (CRU), we monitor, investigate, and remediate alerts swiftly and effectively, via contractual Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for Time to Detection (TTD) and Median Time to Resolution (MTTR), and 100% transparency into our service. For more information, visit

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