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Top Global CISO Winner Cyber Defense Magazine Mike Green

Jacksonville, FL – October 26, 2023 – Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, has announced that Chief Information Security Officer Mike Green has been named a winner in the Top Global CISOs Awards for 2023, sponsored annually by Cyber Defense Magazine.

Mike and his team competed against thousands of candidates for this prestigious award that saw a team of judges search for the most innovative executives. Focus was placed on those with unparalleled success in communicating with their boards and senior-level executives, detecting and stopping breaches and data loss, complying with regulations, and building powerful risk reduction programs for their organizations. Security is a team sport; Mike (and Availity) owe their success to our phenomenal Cybersecurity team here at our company. 

Chief Information Security Officers are often called the first responders of cyberspace and deserve to be recognized for their tremendous achievements as they fend off cyber criminals, cyber terrorists, malicious insiders, and sponsored attacks. Their dedication allows companies to grow, expand, and increase potential profits by managing and mitigating major risks and regulatory compliance issues on a day-to-day basis.

“We’re pleased to name Mike Green as a winner among an elite group of information security professionals that we enjoyed celebrating at CyberDefenseCon 2023,“ said Gary Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine.

Russ Thomas, Availity’s Chief Executive Officer, echoed the sentiment:

”As our top cyber defender, I am thrilled to see Mike awarded this honor. He has been instrumental in leading our fight against today’s digital security challenges and the award is well deserved.”

The full list of this year’s winners can be viewed here:

About Availity

Availity is the trusted partner for organizations seeking to realize the greatest value from clinical, administrative, and financial data. Positioned at the nexus of provider, health plan and consumer information, Availity develops scalable, innovative solutions for healthcare data acquisition, standardization, transparency, automation and exchange among health plans, providers, and technology partners. As one of the nation’s largest health information networks, Availity facilitates billions of clinical, administrative, and financial transactions annually. Its suite of dynamic products, built on a powerful, intelligent platform, enables real-time collaboration for success in a competitive, value-based care environment. For more information about Availity, please visit or call 1.800.AVAILITY (282.4548). Follow Availity on LinkedIn and X (formerly Twitter).

About Cyber Defense Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s 11th year of honoring cybersecurity innovators, in this case the Top Global CISOs for 2023, on our Cyber Defense Awards platform. In this competition, judges for these and other prestigious awards includes cybersecurity industry veterans, trailblazers and market makers Gary Miliefsky of CDMG, Dr. Lindsey Polley de Lopez of VentureScope, Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of Allegis Cyber, Dino Boukouris of MomentumCyber and with much appreciation to emeritus judges Robert Herjavec of Cyderes, Dr. Peter Stephenson of CDMG and David DeWalt of NightDragon.  Top InfoSec Innovators for 2023 is found here: To see the complete list of winners for the Black Unicorn Awards for 2023 please visit and download The Black Unicorn Report for 2023: and Top Global CISOs Winners for 2023, here:

About Cyber Defense Magazine

Cyber Defense Magazine was founded in 2012 by Gary S. Miliefsky, globally recognized cyber security thought leader, inventor and entrepreneur and continues to be the premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and limited special editions exclusively for the RSA, BlackHat and Cyber Defense Conferences. Learn more about us at Cyber Defense Magazine is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group.

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