John Wojcik, MITRE's director of global security and risk management, was recently named Outstanding In-House Security Director in the U.S.
The honor came as part of the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) program during the GSX Conference. The OSPAs recognize “the very best companies, people, projects and technologies that have made a significant contribution in safeguarding people, places and property from all areas of potential crime and disorder.”
Wojcik's collaborative approach and leadership to champion and deploy mission-focused security initiatives led to MITRE being nationally recognized for excellence in counterintelligence and insider- threat mitigation. Additionally, MITRE’s cleared facilities received Commendable and Superior security ratings from the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency at a rate more than twice the national average.
OSPA judges drew attention to Wojcik’s ability to build alliances and foster collaboration across various departments and stakeholders to obtain buy-in and resources for new security initiatives that support MITRE’s mission.
“This impressive award reflects John’s enduring commitment to managing our corporate security risks and advancing MITRE’s mission by aligning solutions with business and sponsor needs,” says Steve Kirin, vice president, enterprise operations, and chief security officer. “Through his personal engagement, involved management style, and collaborative attitude, John has focused the efforts of his team on continuously ensuring MITRE’s resilience in the face of numerous, unpredictable threats. This award bears testament to the accomplishments of him and his team and confirms the role Global Security and Risk Management has played in enabling MITRE’s ability to solve problems for a safer world.”