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Richard Clarke, founder and ceo of Good Harbor Consulting, for continuing to unabashedly criticize anyone who is failing to comprehend the security requirements that go along with using the internet as a business-enabling tool. Even after his service to three presidents, Clarke serves up his cybersecurity knowledge whether your like it or not. Besides frequenting the conference circuit, he recently published a fictional account of terrorism in the U.S., The Scorpion’s Gate, slated to become a motion picture in 2007.

Phillipe Courot, ceo of Qualys, Inc., for his involvement founding CSO Interchange -- an effective forum that helps drive collaboration and discussions nationally among csos, cisos and other IT security pros.

Fernando Lourenco, MasterCard Europe, for his leadership on the SDP/PCI standard -- an effort to increase online merchant security.

Andrew Jaquith, senior analyst at Yankee Group, for his extensive work on advancing security metrics -- a holy grail of the industry.

Christopher Rodrigues, president and ceo of Visa International, who is viewed as one of the first ceos to trumpet the call for ceos and boards to get more involved in cybersecurity.

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