AWARD CATEGORIES

Visionary Academic Leader

The Visionary Academic Leader award recognizes outstanding educational contributions and program leadership related to an academic cyber security program. The award is presented to an academic leader (e.g., teacher, STEM Coach, Cyber Program Advisor, etc.) or security practitioner.

Visionary Application Security Leader

The Visionary Application Security Leader award recognizes a security practitioner or team that demonstrates innovation and outstanding oversight of an application security program. The award is presented to an individual security practitioner, or a team devoted to application security.

Visionary Community Leader

The Visionary Community Leader award recognizes a person who has applied influence and leveraged credibility to bring others into the cyber security community and inspired and connected partners to the broader mission. All nominees will be considered.

Visionary Global Security Leader

The Visionary Global Security Leader award recognizes person who has advanced the cause of cybersecurity on a global scale. The award will be presented to an academic leader or security practitioner.

Visionary Governance Champion

The Visionary Governance Champion award recognizes a C-suite leader, board member, or elected or appointed official who recognizes the cyber security value proposition and serves as a cyber security champion. All nominees will be considered.

Visionary Governance, Risk and Compliance Leader

The Visionary Governance, Risk and Compliance Leader award recognizes a security practitioner or team that demonstrates innovation and outstanding GRC program oversight, such as risk assessment, policy and procedure, vendor assurance, or compliance elements. This award is presented to a security practitioner or team devoted to GRC-related program elements.

Visionary IT Audit Leader

The Visionary IT Audit Leader award recognizes a technology audit practitioner or team that provides outstanding cyber security assessment services. This award is presented to a security practitioner or team working in an audit capacity.

Visionary Security Awareness Program Leader

The Visionary Security Awareness Program Leader award recognizes a security practitioner or team that demonstrates outstanding and innovative work related to a security awareness program. This award is presented to a security practitioner or team devoted to security awareness.

Visionary Security Operations Leader

The Visionary Security Operations Leader award recognizes a security practitioner or team that demonstrates innovation and outstanding oversight for security operations program elements, such as monitoring, vulnerability management, incident response, or access control. This award is presented to a security practitioner or team devoted to security operations.

Visionary Security Program and Oversight Leader

The Visionary Security Program and Oversight Leader award recognizes a CISO or other leader who uses innovative tools and techniques to continuously improve a complex cyber security program. This award is presented to a security practitioner or governance champion.

Visionary Student

The Visionary Student award recognizes a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and/or contributions that exceed academic program expectations. Nominations for this award must be from a professor, academic advisory, or internship leader, and the award is presented to a current student or current year graduate.

 

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