Information Security Peer Awards 2018 have launched
The Information Security Peer Awards 2018

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The Information Security Peer Awards 2018

TEISS, the most influential cyber security summit in the industry’s event calendar has added another feather to its multi-plumed hat with the launch of the Information Security Peer Awards for 2018.

With a range of categories across cyber security, the awards promise to be one of the most comprehensive in the field.

Entries are now open and invited from internal departments (IT and Security for instance) and from suppliers of relevant products and services, in the form of case studies.

The Peer Awards are different to other awards across businesses because finalists review each other’s innovative entries, judging is online and there is no fixed format or length for entry.

All finalists and 2018 TEISS Conference attendees are invited to also be judges- to read, review and rate the nominated entries of interest. Winners will be announced at the TEISS Summer Party in June 2018.

Interested? Here are the categories that businesses can put themselves forward to be judged for excellence and innovation.

 Secure Brand Award

An organisation that successfully uses their cyber–security strengths to enhance their overall brand values in the minds of their customers, leading to enhanced customer engagement

Breach Response Plan Award

An organisation that has developed and implemented a plan to respond to a major cyber security breach in a way that reduces the potential impact of an incident, while at the same time keeping stakeholders (including customers) informed of a changing situation.

Security Usability Award

An organisation that has developed and implemented cyber security policies and processes that take into account the employee’s requirement to work efficiently.

Security Effectiveness

Proof that an organisation’s investment in security has delivered an appropriate ROI; or the use of innovative KPIs; or the innovative visualization of security data.

Security Training

An organisation that uses online or offline techniques to communicate information about their cyber security policies and requirement to employees in an effective manner so that the information is easily understood and remembered.

Technology for Security

An organisation that uses existing cyber security technology particularly effectively or that has developed new cyber security technology, either for their own internal use or for other organisations or people to use.

Security across Countries/Cultures

A cyber security programme that helps unify different cultures found in different parts of an organisation, perhaps after a merger, into a single strong culture.

Security in the Media

An organisation that has communicated with external stakeholders and media about a cyber security incident in a way that minimised fall-out or returned a positive impact.

Influential InfoSec Leader

A most effective leader of a new or existing cyber security team, or of an organisation, personally involved in delivering a step change in that organisation’s approach to maintaining cyber security for themselves, their customers or the general public. 

Effective InfoSec Team

A cyber security team within an organisation that is making a big difference to the cyber security of that organisation, its customers or the general public; the team concerned can be specialist IT or security teams or a team made up of people across the organisation.

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Sunetra is a highly experienced technology journalist. Before heading up Teiss.co.uk, she ran Mobile Choice magazine and MobileChoiceUK.com. She was also a judge on the BBC's Phone Shop Idol TV documentary series.

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