TCAT Shelbyville Named Finalist for SC Magazine’s finalist for Exemplary Professional Leadership in Cybersecurity
Written by: Alex Curtis | Posted Jan 19, 2018

via SC Awards Finalists 2018

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville’s ITIM program Selected as SC Media 2018 Professional Award Finalist – SC Magazine

Shelbyville, TN, January 17, 2018 – The Tennessee College of Applied Technology today announced that the Information Technology and Infrastructure Management Program has been named a finalist in the SC Awards 2018 for exemplary professional leadership in cybersecurity. The Information Technology and Infrastructure Management Program was acknowledged as Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program in the Professional Award category of the SC Awards. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards ceremony on April 17, 2018 in San Francisco.

“In an age where threats are ever-evolving, it is reassuring to know that one true constant is the commitment of dedicated information security professionals, as best exemplified by our SC Media Awards finalists,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. “These inspiring innovators have set a high bar for their industry peers, as they continue to protect the world from attacks and vulnerabilities that imperil our security, privacy, and digital infrastructure. The year 2017 brought us WannaCry ransomware infections, the rise of cryptominers, and bugs like Broadpwn and BlueBorne that affected billions of devices. Whatever threats rear their ugly heads in 2018 and beyond, our finalists will be ready to act.”

Now in its 21st year, SC Awards is recognized as the industry gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. Winners in the Professional Award category are selected by an expert panel of judges and recognize the most talented cybersecurity professionals from end-user companies. Judges conducted in-depth analysis and considered many factors – such as applicable research, analyst reports and/or product reviews – to narrow down the field of hundreds of submissions to just the top finalists.

“It’s an honor to be named as a finalist with SC Media. With cyber security careers growing at over 18% and cyber crimes growing at an unprecedented rate, it is important to train IT professionals to be ready for tomorrow’s challenges today.”, Steve Mallard, lead ITIM instructor at TCAT Shelbyville.

“The SC Award’s Professional Award category represents the highest caliber of leadership in the cybersecurity industry,” added Illena Armstrong of SC Media. “As a finalist, the Information Technology and Infrastructure Management Program has shown unique creativity and passion in their approach to addressing and combating even the most challenging cybersecurity issues.”

The SC Awards gala honoring the winners attracts top professionals in the cybersecurity community and provides an invaluable opportunity for networking. To register for the 2018 SC Awards gala, please visit

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