Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist. PHOTO: Cybercrime Magazine.

Craig Newmark, Founder Of Craigslist, Named 2019 Cybersecurity Person Of The Year

Cybersecurity Ventures bestows second annual award on nerd, web pioneer, and philanthropist

– From the Editors at Cybersecurity Ventures

Sausalito, Calif. – Dec. 10, 2019

Cybersecurity Ventures announced that Craig Newmark, the iconic founder of Craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, has been named its 2019 Cybersecurity Person Of The Year.

“Over the past year, Newmark has donated millions of dollars to numerous organizations covering some of the most important initiatives around cybersecurity,” says Steve Morgan, founder and editor-in-chief for Cybersecurity Ventures. “He has contributed greatly to the advancement of women, youth, and vets in cyber, as well as academic research, election security, consumer privacy, and trustworthy journalism.

“Right now our country has a bit of a national security crisis in the sense that we don’t have enough people in cybersecurity,” Newmark told Cybercrime Magazine in an interview filmed at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) this past spring.

Newmark, 67, who resides in San Francisco, Calif., and his philanthropic organization, have recently made the following charitable contributions to organizations involved with cybersecurity and combating cybercrime:

Newmark, a billionaire who reached stratospheric heights in the tech industry after founding Craigslist, the world’s largest classified advertisements website, told Cybercrime Magazine that “we need to send the elevator back down” to help others.

Last year, Cybersecurity Ventures named Sylvia Acevedo, Girl Scouts of the USA CEO, its first Cybersecurity Person Of The Year.