CISOAwards2017

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 2017 awards will be announced every month starting in January 2017 leading up to the announcement of the winners at the CISO Awards Gala in Atlanta, GA on the night of October 8th, 2017. Each finalist will be interviewed on the Global CISO Forum Podcast and featured in an article posted on the CISO website.

Award Categories

CCISO of the Year

This award, available only to EC-Council Certified CISOs (C|CISOs), recognizes an individual’s outstanding work in information security. We will be honoring one C|CISO who has contributed to the information security industry, shown tremendous professional growth and achievement, and has promoted strong, innovative security practices. When submitting your nomination package for this award, please be sure to include a summary of your work and career advancement over the last year, how you have positively impacted the information security industry. Your entry will be evaluated by a panel of highly qualified information security executives, so make sure that what you present will impress your audience.


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CISO of the Year

This award, available only to Information Security Executives (VP, CISO, etc.), recognizes an individual’s outstanding work in information security. We will be honoring one executive who has contributed to the information security industry, shown tremendous professional growth and achievement, and has promoted strong, innovative security practices. When submitting your nomination package for this award, please be sure to include a summary of your work and career advancement over the last year and how you have positively impacted the information security industry. Your entry will be evaluated by a panel of highly qualified information security executives, so make sure that what you present will impress your audience.


Nominate

Innovative Security Project of the Year

This award is intended to recognize the most innovative security project of the year. The nomination must include the following details:

  • Brief description of the project and its goals
  • How the project supported the business/organization by being:
    • Cost effective
    • Impactful to the business or security operations
    • Creative in its use or creation of new models
    • Groundbreaking
    • Measurable – please include statistics on how the project impacted budget, time, or other measurable indicators.

Nominate

Most Improved Information Security Program of the Year

This award is intended to recognize improvements in information security programs that have made use of innovative strategies to bring value quickly to a security program and the overall business/organization’s goals. The nomination must include the following:

  • A baseline of the security program before improvements including measurable indicators
  • The methods used to improve the program
  • Challenges encountered and the solutions implemented to overcome them A thorough analysis of the program after improvements were implemented including measurable indicators

Nominate

2017 Awards Finalists

CISO of the Year

ManishTiwari 2 - Awards Atlanta 2017Manish Tiwari

CISO of Microsoft India

Podcast Interview


BIO

YoussefE - Awards Atlanta 2017Youssef Elmalty

Global Cybersecurity Architect – IBM


BIO

JohnC - Awards Atlanta 2017John Christly


BIO

CCISO of the Year

PatricVersteeg 2 - Awards Atlanta 2017Patric J.M.Versteeg

CISO for Novamedia


BIO
Favour - Awards Atlanta 2017

Favour Femi-Oyewole

CISO of The Nigerian Stock Exchange

Podcast Interview


BIO

Innovative Security Project of the Year

Most Improved Information Security Program of the Year

2016 Award Winners

CCISO of the Year
Luis Noguerol

luis

CISO of the Year
Medha Balodkar

medha

Most Improved Information Security Program of the Year
Juan Gomez-Sanchez

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Innovative Project of the Year
Chen Heffer

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2015 Award Winners

CCISO of the Year
Neil Gaudreau

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CISO of the Year
Ben Halpert

BenHalpert

Innovative Project of the Year
Paul Medici

PaulMedici

Most Improved Information Security Program of the Year
Bobby Malek

Bobby Malek

2014 Award Winners

CCISO of the Year
Paul Medici

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CIO of the Year
Vanessa Lapins

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CISO of the Year
Mark Leary

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