New York, New York – May 3, 2021 – Avanan, the leading cloud email and collaboration security solution, today announced that Dan Meacham of Legendary Entertainment has won the Leadership Award for CSO of the Year at the 2021 SC Awards. The announcement was made online Monday, May 3, 2021, as part of SC Media’s 2021 SC Awards coverage.

“Dan Meacham is a CSO of great renown and we’re thrilled that he’s been honored with this award,” says Gil Friedrich, Avanan CEO. “We’re proud that Dan and his company, Legendary Entertainment, have chosen Avanan to secure their email and collaboration suites, as it represents the highest of endorsements.”

Now in its 25th year, 2021’s SC Awards were the most competitive yet, with a record 579 entries. The individuals, programs and teams selected as winners in the Leadership Award categories are run through a rigorous judging process that includes testimonials, industry assessments and additional research. Winners in the Leadership Award categories were hand-picked by the SC Media editorial staff.

“Winners of our Leadership Awards got to work, even as the IT infrastructure and threat landscape transformed amid the pandemic – recognizing their roles in ensuring their own organizations’ networks and data remained secure and supporting efforts of partners to do the same,” said Jill Aitoro, editor in chief of SC Media.

“I’m deeply honored by this award,” says Meacham. “It’s a culmination of over two decades of work in this great industry. I’m thrilled that Avanan chose to nominate me, and thankful for our continuing partnership.” 

In addition to pioneering and adopting a user-centric security strategy with Legendary, Meacham ensured that his company remained secure during the pandemic. Meacham’s unique architecture allowed Legendary to ensure the secure editing of its projects via the cloud, regardless of location. As the chair of the Technology Committee for the Cloud Secure Alliance, Meacham promoted these protocols as an industry standard, helping remote editing continue across film and television securely.

Meacham also created, within two weeks, a work-from-home model that was shared internally and across the industry. 

Meacham, with over 25 years of experience, has also held prominent IT security roles with Trident USA Health Services and Aramark Uniform Services. 

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About Avanan

Avanan’s AI protects cloud email and collaboration suites from cyber attacks that evade default and advanced security tools. Its invisible, multi-layer security enables full-suite protection for cloud collaboration solutions such as Office 365, G-Suite, Teams, and Slack. The platform deploys in one click via API to prevent Business Email Compromise and block phishing, malware, data leakage, account takeover and shadow IT across the enterprise. Avanan replaces the need for multiple tools to secure the entire cloud collaboration suite, with a patented solution that goes far beyond any other Cloud Email Security Supplement.