Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards – Saving your company’s bacon

Do you know an individual or team that deserves recognition for going over and above the call of duty when it comes to protecting their organisations from cyber threats? Maybe they have saved the day from a cyber attack or malware infection or rescued the organisation from ransomware? Did they implement a cyber risk awareness campaign that made a difference to the office culture when it comes to phishing; or are they simply a great advocate when it comes to security best practices?

Maybe that person is you? Well, we believe it’s high time these unsung heroes get some credit!
The second annual Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards will be given to individuals or teams that have consistently demonstrated their dedication to IT security, often saving the bacon for the organisations that they work for.

Entering this award is free (and easy!) Simply choose the category you want to enter or nominate someone else by Friday the 30th June 2017 to be in with a chance. You can be nominated for up to 3 categories.

Nominations for the Unsung Heroes Awards 2016 can be found here.

Categories

Fraud Fighter

You don’t have to tell this person that customer data is some of the most important data held within an organisation. The Fraud Fighter winner will have implemented a procedure within the organisation to help keep data safe, avert or detect fraud.

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Captain Compliance

This award will go to the person who has mastered legal jargon around compliance - and possibly the challenges of doing so in the Cloud - and has taken bold steps to ensure data protection, working tirelessly to comply with the vast array of regulations that affect their industry sector.

Godfather of Security

This award will go to someone who has been around the block and back and contributed greatly to the IT Security industry for more than 25 years.

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Cyber Writer

This award will go to the IT security writer who is completely on the ball and understands cyber security, demonstrating this through thought-provoking, well-written articles and interviews that help educate and inform his/her audience.

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Security Avengers

Security is not a one man job so this award will recognise the best IT security team and how it averted a security disaster or persevered in the fight to keep the organisations safe from cyber threats.

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Best Security Awareness Campaign

In order to increase education on cyber threats and digital behaviours within the workplace, Security Awareness campaigns are often a vital part of getting the message out. This award will honour the campaign and the individuals who organised the campaign.

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Security Leader/Mentor

The winner of this award will be someone in industry who leads a team or mentors individuals, taking the time to show them the ropes and ensure those coming through the ranks are prepared for the future.

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Apprentice/Rising Star

Our future cyber welfare depends largely on these rising stars. Whether in formal education, under employment or doing extraordinary research of their own, the winner of this category will show great promise with his/her technical or practical ability.

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Best Educator

This award will go to a professor, lecturer or teacher who leads by example to inspire and motivate the next generation of cyber security professionals.

CISO Supremos

CISOs play an important role in securing all aspects of the business and implementing programmes that increase the security posture of an organisation. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it – these awards will recognise the best in each of the following sectors:

CISO Supremo - Retail

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CISO Supremo - CNI

CISO Supremo - Finance

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CISO Supremo - Manufacturing

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CISO Supremo - Media & Entertainment

CISO Supremo - Telecoms & ISPs

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CISO Supremo - Charity

The judges will consist of industry drawn professionals, including Duncan Brown from IDC, Adrian Davis from (ISC)² and others to be determined who will review your entries and choose the most worthy winners – though you’re all heroes in our eyes!