Critical Start Wins Global InfoSec Award for Next Gen MDR at RSA Conference 2023

Critical Start recognized as leading innovator in Managed Detection and Response for its approach to reducing cyber risk

Plano, TX, April 26, 2023Critical Start, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has won in the “Next Gen Managed Detection and Response (MDR)” category for this year’s Global Infosec Awards by Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine.

“For many organizations, MDR serves as the final line of defense to prevent business disruption or data loss. However, today’s enterprises face a multitude of MDR providers, each with varying capabilities, which makes selecting the right vendor crucial. Our technology driven approach to MDR has proven to be a game-changer for our customers,” said Sean Goldstein, Chief Marketing Officer at Critical Start. “Winning an award such as this validates the work we are doing to reduce cyber risk for our customers and our dedication to constantly improving the value provided by our MDR services.”

Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, which has led to a skills shortage of more than 3.4 million, up 26.2% from 2021. With this, companies have turned to outsourcing cybersecurity responsibilities to professionals such as Critical Start, who is disrupting the industry with a comprehensive portfolio of MDR services, combined with its security analytics and response orchestration platform, designed specifically for enterprises to prevent breaches in their on-premises, hybrid, and cloud environments.

Critical Start reduces and mitigates risk exposure through 24x7x365 monitoring, detection, response, and remediation services that simplify the critical elements of cybersecurity for an organization. The company’s MDR services empower security teams to become experts with their existing security tools, derive actionable insights, and expand security operations using exclusive technology and experienced security professionals from Critical Start to safeguard critical technology infrastructure.

“We scoured the globe looking for cybersecurity innovators that could make a huge difference and potentially help turn the tide against the exponential growth in cyber-crime. Critical Start is worthy of this coveted award and consideration for deployment in your environment,” said Yan Ross, Editor of Cyber Defense Magazine.

We’re thrilled to be a member of this group of winners, located here:

Please join us at the #RSAC RSA Conference 2023, today, as we share our red-carpet experience and proudly display our trophy online at our website, our blog, and our social media channels.

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 Follow Critical Start on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

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.

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