IRVINE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--EY announced that co-founder, president and CEO Stuart McClure of Cylance Inc., the company revolutionizing cybersecurity with the practical application of artificial intelligence to prevent the most advanced cyber threats, was named as a national finalist for the 30th annual EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The award recognizes executives who have transformed industries and introduced the innovations that power the American economy.
“I am also pleased to see our team at Cylance is being recognized for our impact on a larger scale in Orange County. We’re continuing to push boundaries in the industry to further our mission of protecting everyone under the sun.”
EY previously identified 250 regional winners from across the U.S., with just 44 being selected as national finalists, including McClure. The award is one of the world’s most prestigious, and encourages entrepreneurial activity by recognizing the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.
“As an EY national finalist, I’m honored to be recognized among some of the industry’s best leaders and entrepreneurs,” McClure said. “I am also pleased to see our team at Cylance is being recognized for our impact on a larger scale in Orange County. We’re continuing to push boundaries in the industry to further our mission of protecting everyone under the sun.”
The awards are sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and locally in Orange County by Stradling Yocca Carlson Rauth, Hollencrest Capital Management, Lockton Companies, Smart Business, Tangram, HKA, Inc. Marketing Communications, and Woodruff Sawyer & Company.
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have propelled their companies’ success, invigorated their industries, and benefited their communities. Past recipients include Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Robert Unanue of Goya Foods, and Mindy Grossman of HSN, Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani.
About Cylance® Inc.
Cylance is the first company to apply artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cybersecurity to prevent the most advanced security threats in the world. Using a breakthrough predictive analysis process, CylancePROTECT® quickly and accurately identifies what is benign and what is a threat, and prevents malicious code from ever executing on a targeted system. By coupling advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence with a unique understanding of an attacker’s mentality, Cylance provides technology and services that are truly predictive and preventive against the most advanced threats. For more information visit: www.cylance.com