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The InfoSec Tech & Exec 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 InfoSec Tech & Exec 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

Nominate!

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.

CISO of the Year

Nominate!

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.

Innovative Security Project of the Year

Nominate!

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.

Most Improved Information Security Program of the Year

Nominate!

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

2017 Finalists

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CISO of the YearCCISO of the YearInnovative Security Project of the YearMost Improved Information Security Program of the Year

CISO of the Year

Manish Tiwari
CISO of Microsoft India

Podcast Interview
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CCISO of the Year

Patric J.M.Versteeg
CISO for Novamedia
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Favour Femi-Oyewole
CISO of The Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Innovative Security Project of the Year

Most Improved Information Security Program of the Year

2016 Award Winners
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CCISO of the Year – Luis Noguerol

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CISO of the Year – Medha Balodkar

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

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Innovative Project of the Year – Chen Heffer

2015 Award Winners
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2015 CCISO of the Year – Neil Gaudreau

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2015 CISO of the Year – Ben Halpert

PaulMedici

2015 Innovative Project of the Year – Paul Medici

Bobby Malek

2015 Most Improved Information Security Program of the Year – Bobby Malek

2014 Award Winners
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2014 CCISO of the Year – Paul Medici

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2014 CIO of the Year – Vanessa Lapins

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2014 CISO of the Year – Mark Leary