The 12th Annual Cyber Security Summit will once again celebrate the Cyber Security industry’s Best and Brightest in our Annual Visionary Leadership Awards on October 25, 2022 during the Summit in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
This fall the evening will shine brighter as we have added legendary rocker, Domenick Allen (from Foreigner, Broadway and more) to headline an evening that honors the efforts of our industry colleagues who are truly leading the way through their visionary approaches across the discipline of cyber security. And, the show will actually include some local cyber talent getting their groove on!
JOIN US FOR THE 2022 VISIONARY LEADERSHIP AWARDS – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2022
With a continual flow of increasingly sophisticated threats, cyber security programs now rely on an ecosystem that includes visionary leadership on many fronts. Over the years, the Cyber Security Summit has given awards to top leaders in industry, government, and academia for several years. We are excited to celebrate our 2022 Visionary Leadership Honorees and recognize the award recipients at a Visionary Leadership Awards Dinner and Celebration, hosted on the second evening of our 12th Annual Summit, October 25th, 2022. Along with recognition for their accomplishments, award recipients will get a brief opportunity to share their innovative strategies with other visionaries and then sit back and enjoy the show.
Click above to watch a short video of previous Leadership Awards.
The Visionary Leadership Awards that we confer are called The Morries™. They are named after Robert Tappan Morris (“Morrie”), originator of the first-known national cyber hacking event on Nov. 2, 1988. That is one year before the formation of the World Wide Web. As a gifted college student programmer, Morris unwittingly unleashed a self-propagating worm into the national system which slowed university and military computers to a crawl. Morris claimed that his worm had been conceived as an experiment. Unfortunately, it accidentally created havoc. Though he could have been imprisoned under then-current law, he was fined and sentenced to perform public service. As the first cyber hacker, Morris becomes the fitting source for the name of our annual award ceremony celebrating visionary innovators in the cyber landscape.
2022 Nominations are closed.
Visionary Academic Leader
This award recognizes the leader of a pioneering cyber security academic program. Award nominations will be considered from academic leaders or security practitioners.
Visionary Application Security Leader
This award recognizes a security practitioner or team that demonstrates innovation and outstanding oversight of an application security program. Award nominations will be considered from security practitioners, including members of the Twin Cities OWASP chapter.
Visionary Global SECURITY Leader
This award recognizes a person who has advanced the cause of cybersecurity on a global scale. Award nominations will be considered from academic leaders and security practitioners.
Visionary Governance Champion
This award recognizes a C-suite leader, board member, or elected official who recognizes the cyber security value proposition and serves as a champion for the information security program. Award nominations will be considered from security practitioners.
Visionary Governance, Risk, and Compliance Leader
This award recognizes a security practitioner or team that demonstrates innovation and outstanding oversight of GRC areas, such as risk assessments, policies and standards, vendor oversight, and maintaining compliance. Award nominations will be considered from security practitioners.
Visionary IT Audit Leader
This award recognizes a technology audit practitioner or team that provides outstanding cyber security assessment services. Award nominations will be considered from security practitioners and members of the Twin Cities ISACA chapter.
Visionary Security Awareness Program Leader
This award recognizes a security practitioner or team that demonstrates outstanding oversight of an innovative security awareness program. Award nominations will be considered from security practitioners.
Visionary Security Operations Leader
This award recognizes a security practitioner or team that demonstrates innovation and outstanding oversight of security operational areas, such as monitoring, vulnerability management, incident response, or access control. Award nominations will be considered from security practitioners.
Visionary Security Program and Oversight Leader
This award recognizes a CISO/Leader who uses innovative tools and techniques to continuously improve a complex cyber security program. Award nominations will be considered from security practitioners and governance champions.
This award is designated to recognize a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and/or contributions. Nomination consideration by professors or internship leaders.
Thank you to our Visionary Leadership Awards Host
Thank you to our VLA Committee Members
Aynura Berdyyeva, Program Chair Christopher Buse, Old Republic Title Kumar Dasani, Digital River Malcolm Harkins, Epiphany Systems Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins |ohn Israel, State of Minnesota