Nahal Shahidzadeh

Cybersecurity Woman of the Year 2020 as COO/Co-Founder of leading Ai in Cybersecurity firm Acceptto

Nahal is a dedicated and hardworking woman, mother of two, entrepreneur and a rising star within the identity & authentication space, as recognized in her being awarded 2020 Cybersecurity Woman of the Year by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.

She co-founded the startup Acceptto where she has built and developed a team that is a melting pot of diverse, experienced and intellectual individuals.

Nahal directs operations for Acceptto, working collaboratively with her team to develop and innovate the company’s flagship solution: Acceptto’s Continuous Behavioral Authentication. She and her team have developed a superior technology that transcends the traditional 2FA/MFA authentication solutions that her predecessors and competitors offer.

Outside of her Acceptto duties, Nahal is an active advocate for women in STEM where she discusses how to bring gender equality to a thoroughly male-dominated field. She has contributed several thought-provoking pieces on how to get young women interested in STEM, including in Scientific American & Mastercard Scholastics Magazine.

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