About the Awards

The CISO Awards were created to identify and celebrate the amazing work being done around the world by executives dedicated to improving the information security of their respective companies, governments, and organizations. The award finalists and winners are selected and voted on by two committees integral to the success of EC-Council’s CISO program – the CCISO Advisory Board and the CISO Events Board. Finalists and winners are selected via an anonymous judging process without input by EC-Council staff.

Finalists for the 2020 awards will be announced every month starting in May leading up to the announcement of the winners at the CISO Awards Gala in Atlanta, GA on the night of October 21st, 2020. Each finalist will be interviewed on the Global CISO Forum Podcast and featured in an article posted on the CISO website.

The Award Categories

These awards are open to nominees from the US and Canada. Award programs for nominees from other regions will be posted soon.

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CISO of the Year

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CCISO of the Year

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Presidential Award

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Most Promising New CISO

The Award Packages


  • An interview on the Global CISO Forum Podcast
  • An announcement in the CCISO newsletter
  • Two nights of hotel stay at the venue hotel
  • One Free pass to the Global CISO Forum 2020 and VIP Gala


  • Everything from the finalist package
  • An EC-Council User Awareness Training Package including:
    • A free OhPhish license that enables you to run a phishing simulation to test your company’s user awareness. Tailor your campaign to match your industry, company, and more to find out where your weak links are.
    • A 100-user license of EC-Council’s Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) class to train any of your users who need it.
  • EC-Council customized training package for staff including:
    • One CEH training package including iLabs and iLearn (exam not included)
    • One CND training package including iLabs and iLearn (exam not included)

Past Award Winners