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Cyber OSPAs

The Cyber Outstanding Security Performance Awards (Cyber OSPAs) is the latest OSPAs award. Its aim, like the others for the physical security world; to recognise and highlight outstanding performance by companies, people, products and initiatives across the cyber security sector globally.

Organisers stress that the Cyber OSPAs have been designed to be ethical, and are based on values of being independent, credible, transparent and respectable. The international judges are nominated by supporting associations; all the judges agree to mark to an ethics policy; the judges mark independently against published criteria.

The Cyber OSPAs are on the same lines as the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs), for the physical and corporate security sector, and the Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs).

Founder of the awards Prof Martin Gill of Perpetuity Research, pictured, said that recognising outstanding performers is important. “Understanding who they are can serve as examples others can emulate and inspire excellence across the sector. Cyber security is not a ’nice to have’, it is a fundamental need and doing it well has never been so important. I therefore urge everyone to get behind the awards so that we can honour people and companies who demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership globally.”

Entry to the inaugural Cyber OSPAs opened today and runs to August 9, and nominations are invited in these categories, Outstanding:

– Chief Information Security Officer
– Cyber Security Professional
– Cyber Security Team
– Cyber Security Consultant
– Customer Service Initiative
– Cyber Security Training/Awareness Initiative
– Cyber Security Partnership
– Police/Law Enforcement Initiative
– Young Cyber Security Professional
– New Cyber Security Product
– Cyber Security Equipment Manufacturer; and
Lifetime Achievement

Finalists will be announced at the International Cyber Expo, running at London Olympia on September 28 and 29. Winners will be named at a global awards ceremony in December.

Supporting associations include: ANSSI – Asociatia Nationala pentru Securitatea Sistemelor Informatice : Asociatia Romana Pentru Asigurarea Securitatii Informatiei : Cloud Security Alliance : CREST : Cyber Security Association of India : Cyber-Sicherheitsrat Deutschland : Identity Management Institute : ISACA – London Chapter : ISSA : NAFN : National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) : SASIG : Security Institute : techUK : and Institution of Analysts and Programmers (IAP).


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