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CRN® Names Katie Bird of Cynet as a Rising Female Star

Boston, MA – July 11, 2022 – Cynet, the world’s first provider of an autonomous, end-to-end, fully automated extended detection and response (XDR) platform, is thrilled to announce that Katie Bird, Director of Channel Marketing, has been named among only 100 women to the CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, 2022 Rising Female Stars list.

This distinguished list is comprised of women who are creating change in the industry and making a difference for solution providers throughout the IT channel.

Featuring a powerhouse list of nominees, hand-selected by the CRN editorial team based in large part on the recommendations from channel chiefs and other channel management executives across the industry, this third annual list of Rising Female Stars represents extraordinary women who are working hard to help their channel partners find success. These IT channel standouts demonstrate an aptitude for growing their respective channel partner programs and initiatives through a variety of disciplines, including marketing, channel program management and partner engagement, to name a few.

In less than a year after joining Cynet, Bird spearheaded the launch of Cynet’s new Global Partner Program, Partner Portal, and North America partner profitability programs. These programs were designed with partners at the core of the user experience. The success of this partner-first approach is evident in the strong relationships Bird has formed with Cynet’s partners.

“CRN’s 2022 Rising Female Stars list highlights the women poised to become tomorrow’s channel leaders and luminaries who consistently demonstrate dedication to IT channel innovation and excellence. All of these women are helping to create a brighter future for the IT industry,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “On behalf of The Channel Company and CRN, I want to congratulate all of the honorees. The change these rising leaders are helping to enact today will define the IT channel for many years to come.”

“Our partners’ success and profitability have always been my utmost priority,” said Bird. “It’s exciting to learn that the programs I’ve created are not only empowering Cynet’s partners to scale and increase profits, but also inspiring others within the industry. I am humbled by this recognition and am honored to be named on an exclusive list of driven and dedicated women who are creating positive change and growth.”

The 2022 list of Rising Female Stars will be featured online at starting July 25 and in a special July issue of CRN Magazine.

About Cynet
Cynet is a provider of the world’s first end-to-end, natively automated extended detection and response (XDR) platform – Cynet 360 AutoXDR™ – backed by a 24/7 MDR service. Its mission is to make it easy and stress-less for any organization to be safe and secure from cyber threats. The platform was purpose-built to enable small security teams to achieve comprehensive and effective protection regardless of their resources, team size, or skills. It does this by managing day-to-day security operations so teams can focus on managing security rather than operating it. The complementary 24/7 MDR service provides organizations with monitoring, investigation, on-demand analysis, incident response, and threat hunting. Visit to learn more:

Cynet Contact

Kindra Cantrell

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Director of Brand

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by nearly 40 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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The Channel Company Contact

Jennifer Hogan

The Channel Company

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