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cyberconIQ Wins Startup Challenge at ISG SICE Summit

Differentiation and Personalization in Addressing Human-Factor Cyber Risk Key to Success

cyberconIQ Wins Startup Challenge Winner ISG SICE Summit

York, PA – June 20, 2023  |  cyberconIQ proudly announces that it has been selected as the winner of the ISG Startup Challenge at the SICE Conference held June 15, 2023. The conference, organized by ISG, brought together industry leaders, experts, and innovative startups to discuss strategies for breaking down traditional technology and organizational silos and ensuring technology investments work together seamlessly and securely in an integrated and connected enterprise.

The SecureIntelligentConnected Enterprise (SICE) is a new approach for the modern enterprise being advanced by ISG. When organizations securely connect their technology to the network, data and security programs, they can derive the full value from technology investments. It’s this breakthrough value that enables organizations to disrupt and excel in today’s turbulent landscape.

The ISG Startup Challenge serves as a platform for emerging startups to showcase their ground-breaking ideas, solutions, and technologies at ISG-produced events. Contestants present their solutions to an independent panel of judges and audience members vote to determine the winner. cyberconIQ, a trailblazing  human cyber risk management platform, demonstrated its cutting-edge innovation and proven solutions in the Challenge, securing the prestigious victory.

The revolutionary approach to human-factors cyber risk has drawn attention for its unparalleled ability to address the prevalence of common cyber threats like ransomware, phishing, BEC and social engineeringbased attacks. Customers of the cyberconIQ platform typically drive their employees’ phishing click rates to below 2 percent. The company’s commitment to leveraging its patented approach in addressing the industry’s critical cybersecurity challenges has solidified its position as a key player in driving enhanced security behaviors and culture within organizations.

Bernie Hoecker, Partner at ISG, states, “cyberconIQ differentiated themselves in the Startup Challenge by presenting a solution that addresses the human side of cybersecurity risk. People are one of the biggest risks to enterprise security, and cyberconIQ showed how it helps reduce that risk by strengthening a company’s cybersecurity culture.”

ISG formed a partnership with cyberconIQ in September 2022 to bring the benefits of cyberconIQ’s Human Defense Platform to ISG’s cybersecurity clients.

Says Dr. James Norrie, CEO:

“I want to thank ISG not only for the invitation to compete, but also for allowing us to expose our patented, proven protection message to such a wide-ranging audience.  It was obvious from their reactions and votes that they see the value of our solution and the growing problem it can address to improve enterprise risk posture dramatically.” 


About cyberconIQ
Headquartered in York, PA, cyberconIQ was founded with the knowledge that technical approaches to cybersecurity alone do not address the prevalent issues we face today. With years of research and development with financial industry leaders, Dr. James Norrie discovered that our foundational CYBERology™ approach – the intersection of cybersecurity and psychology – would improve security outcomes and would advance the risk and compliance culture within organizations world-wide. With proven results that are 8 – 10x more effective than generic training alternatives, cyberconIQ’s Human Defense Platform measurably reduces the risk of a human-factors cybersecurity breach or data leak. Visit to learn more or email us to book a demo today at

About ISG

ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 900 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,600 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit


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