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Edgescan’s Emma Heffernan runner up in SC Awards Europe Cybersecurity Student of the Year

Three for three at the SC Awards Europe for Edgescan as Edgecan Analyst, Emma Heffernan receives runner up in her category.  The SC Awards Europe took place virtually this year on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of June, to showcase the amazing work and teams from the cybersecurity industry in Europe.


Edgescan was shortlisted for both Best Vulnerability Management Solution AND Best Enterprise Security Solution.  Good news too that Edgescan Security Analyst, Emma Heffernan was shortlisted for Cybersecurity Student of the Year.


Edgescan was announced as winner of Best Vulnerability Management Solution 2020 on Wednesday and on Thursday Edgescan received the Highly Commended accolade in the Best Enterprise Security Solution category. To finish up on a high, Edgescan Security Analyst, Emma Heffernan was named Highly Commended in the Cybersecurity Student of the Year category.


SC Awards Europe 2020

Our highly commended award had a “Very creative entry!” with one judge commenting how she, “especially liked the video which made judging her entry more fun,” while another noted the entrant was “ really going above and beyond to increase her skills and knowledge.”

Emma Heffernan is studying a BSc in Computing in digital forensics and cyber security at TU Dublin where she is a student ambassador for the university. She founded the Irish Humans of Cyber Network, an organisation for students & industry professionals or those looking to change their career. Heffernan is a mentor to children in the local CoderDojo, participating in the STEM Aspire Mentoring programme with Dell EMC inspiring female students how STEM subjects open opportunities in the tech sector, and a member of OWASP. She is a regular on the Capture the Flag events and has represented Ireland at international competitions including the European Cyber Security Challenge, and also speaks at conferences including addressing the IRISSCERT Cyber Crime Conference attended by nearly 400 people.


Emma remarked, “I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me over the last year in building my career, especially the team at Edgescan. Being shortlisted and awarded ‘highly commended’ at this years SC Awards Europe was an honour. This is just the beginning, there’ll be much more to come!”

Congratulation Emma, you’ve a bright future ahead.