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Code42 Receives 2022 CSO50 Award from Foundry’s CSO

Minneapolis —

Code42, the Insider Risk Management leader, today announced it has been named a winner of a 2022 CSO50 Award from Foundry’s CSO. This prestigious honor recognizes 50 security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. Code42 will accept its award at the CSO50 Conference + Awards, to be held September 19-21, 2022, at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland.

The Code42 security team was recognized for its new incident-handling robot project, which automates response to Insider Risk and other security events. Traditionally, interactions between security teams and employees have been fraught with tension, resulting in employees often feeling as though security is watching and monitoring their every move. At the same time, security teams are under-resourced and automation via robots serves as a lifeline for many security operations teams. With this award-winning project, Code42’s security team built an incident-handling robot using Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR as the automation platform and a Slack integration for the chat component of the project. The chatbot leverages Code42’s approach to empathetic investigations to create positive touchpoints between employees and the security team. As a result, trust between security teams and employees is improved, employees are more aware of security policies so security analysts can focus on more strategic cybersecurity work.

“Traditional security investigations focused on our end users are accusatory and put those being investigated immediately on the defensive,” said Jadee Hanson, CIO and CISO of Code42. “However, there’s a high likelihood that end user actions are innocent, careless or negligent – not malicious. When we take an empathetic approach to investigations, analysts consider the perspectives of their colleagues, which helps demonstrate trust between the two parties.” 

“As the global business environment continues to change with new technologies and ways to connect with one another, new security challenges are surfacing each day that security leaders and organizations must deal with,” said Amy Bennett, executive editor of CSO. “The annual CSO50 and CSO Hall of Fame Awards give recognition to the leaders and teams that are establishing new solutions for dealing with the many current and emerging threats their organizations are confronted with. We are looking forward to giving the most standout teams and leaders the recognition they deserve at the upcoming event in September.”

Learn more about Code42’s human-centric approach to empathetic investigations here.

About the CSO50 Awards

The CSO50 Awards recognizes 50 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. The CSO50 Awards are scored according to a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders, industry experts and academics. 

Past winners of the CSO50 include Adobe, Allstate, American Express, City of Raleigh, The Clorox Company, Comcast, Delta Dental, Genpact, HBO Latin America, Home Depot, Microsoft, University of Pennsylvania, Verizon and many more. A complete list of the 2021 winners can be viewed on

About CSO

CSO is the premier content and community resource for security decision makers leading business risk management efforts within their organizations. For more than a decade, CSO’s award-winning website (, executive conferences, strategic marketing services and research have equipped security decision makers to mitigate both IT and corporate/physical risk for their organizations and provided opportunities for security vendors looking to reach this audience. CSO is published by Foundry (formerly IDG Communications, Inc.). Company information is available at