HANOVER, Md., Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KEYW Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW) today announced the selection of Joe Gottlieb, Mitch Lawrence and Chris Ford as finalists in the 2013 Info Security's Global Excellence Awards program. These awards recognize organizations and individuals that set the standard for innovation in the security industry. Joe Gottlieb, Vice President of KEYW's Global Security Solutions Sector, and Mitch Lawrence, Director of Security, are finalists in the People Shaping Info Security category, and Chris Ford, Director of Client Support, is a finalist in the Support and Customer Satisfaction category. "KEYW has created a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that our team applies to solving our customers' toughest cyber security challenges," commented Ed Jaehne, Chief Strategy Officer of KEYW Corporation. "Leadership in ideas and innovation requires people with a passion for making a difference in their industry. We are proud of the industry recognition that Info Security has afforded three of our senior people. Delivering cyber awareness and cyber superiority for our customers is both a passion and a mission for everyone at KEYW." Joe Gottlieb is an advocate for open data access and analysis in the security industry. With more than 15 years of experience in the security industry working at organizations such as Nokia, McAfee and Sensage, Joe Gottlieb is leading the conversation on the standards the industry must embrace to help security teams optimize their security management processes. As part of this initiative, he helped found the Open Security Intelligence community, a consortium for security practitioners to communicate and share best practices, report and dashboard templates, queries and more. As an industry veteran with over 30 years of security experience, Mitch Lawrence is recognized for his understanding of government demands and commercial needs. Lawrence leveraged this understanding during his time as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Industrial Security Working Group (ISWG) to improve communications and implement information sharing initiatives between industry and government. In addition, Lawrence considers cyber education an essential objective in his role at KEYW and regularly engages in companywide communications and initiatives to increase employee cyber awareness.