Nudge Security Recognized as a 2023 SC Media Awards Finalist for Most Promising Early-Stage Startup

The 2023 SC Media Awards honor companies offering cutting-edge products and services across the many areas of cybersecurity.

AUSTIN TX, May 15, 2023 – Nudge Security, a security startup that helps organizations manage and secure cloud and SaaS applications by working with employees and not against them, was named today a finalist in the 2023 SC Media Awards in the category of Most Promising Early-stage Startup. This category recognizes privately held startups that offer a strong flagship product that is within two years of initial release.

“We are honored to be recognized by SC Media for our promising work in SaaS security and governance," said Russell Spitler, Nudge Security CEO and Co-founder. "This nomination speaks volumes to our commitment to helping organizations regain control over their sprawling SaaS estates, integrations, supply chains, and associated risks without disrupting the pace of modern work.”

Nudge Security addresses shadow IT and SaaS sprawl at scale by engaging the same people who are creating it—employees. The product continuously discovers all cloud and SaaS assets employees have ever created, even across distributed environments. Using this inventory, it automates workflows that guide or “nudge” employees to onboard and use services in accordance with the organization's IT and security policies. This allows IT and security organizations to distribute the administrative workload among business owners while maintaining oversight and centralized visibility of the entire SaaS estate, including insights into third-party risk and SaaS supply chain data breaches, overly permissive SaaS-to-SaaS integrations, rogue and abandoned accounts, and much more.

"As employee- and business-led IT become the new normal, IT and security organizations urgently need new ways to manage and protect it all at scale, without impeding the business and without overwhelming their own staff," said Spitler. "With our unique approach, Nudge Security is helping organizations to recalibrate their SaaS security and governance efforts within the context of this new reality."

The 2023 SC Media Awards honor companies offering cutting-edge products and services across the many areas of cybersecurity. Winners will be announced on August 21, 2023. With their nomination in this category, Nudge Security stands out among other early-stage startups as a leader in innovation and excellence in the industry.

About Nudge Security

​​Nudge Security enables SaaS security at scale using the power of the modern workforce. Founded in 2021 by Jaime Blasco and Russell Spitler and backed by Ballistic Ventures, Nudge Security was named a “Cybersecurity startup to watch in 2023” by CSO Magazine. Learn more at and follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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