Data breaches, cyber attacks, and threats to Americans' personal information all seem to have become a regular part of the nation's daily news cycle. As Equifax's congressional hearings are held this week, we are reminded of the pressing dangers threatening the nation's businesses and citizens.

In response to the rise in cyber risk, businesses are reevaluating their practices, developing better, stronger approaches to managing risk. Risk managers, IT professionals, and others are constructing successful programs to protect their organizations from cyber security threats, and we want to honor them.

National Underwriter is looking to honor one winner with our second Excellence in Cyber Security Risk Management Award, and the Oct. 9 deadline to register is quickly approaching.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].