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Amid growing cyber threats globally, we cannot overlook the fact that the Asia-Pacific cyber security landscape is evolving. While 2019 has been a landmark year for India, 2020 still looks very challenging.

Hardly a day goes by without yet another organisation falling prey to a cyber-attack or a data breach which not only causes reputational damage but financial too. While India battles out the risk and vulnerabilities of the cyber (un)secure world. CISO MAG presents to you the real heroes, the movers and the shakers who have been taking one for the team and standing tall no matter what.

CISO MAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize the entire universe that contributes to making our cyber encounters safe. Starting from universities and governments going up to corporates and product solutions. We bring to you the CISO MAG Summit & Awards – India Edition 2020.

We will be taking these awards globally and make sure that we are instrumental in keeping the spirits high of our cyber security heroes.

Last date to nominate-30th April, 2020

Individual Category

The CISO MAG – Individual Category Awards aim to encourage individuals who exhibit impressive leadership and selfless dedication to growing the IT security industry and promoting standards that benefit and protect consumers and have significantly influenced a target demographic and has contributed to the growth of the industry.

  • Individual must have been performing leadership role (Fulltime) in security domain for an organization as a CISO/ CSO/ VP/ Director/ Security head or equivalent.
  • Individual should be from Indian private or public sector.
  • Individual must be one executive who has contributed to the information security industry, shown tremendous professional growth and achievement, and has promoted strong, innovative security practices.
  • Individual must have been performing leadership role (Fulltime) in security domain for an organization as a CIO or equivalent.
  • Individual should be from Indian private or public sector.
  • The performance aspect being measured entails IT Performance, IT agility, and Project performance/attractiveness
  • Individual
  • The election will focus on leadership aspects and business and boardroom credibility
  • A male IT security professional who has demonstrated outstanding work in progressing the industry and/or protecting the company from cyber threats
  • Individual must be an executive who has transformed common rules, processes, strategies, and made a difference in the Information Security domain through new ideas and approaches, generating tangible results
  • The election will focus on leadership aspects and business and boardroom credibility
  • A female IT security professional who has demonstrated outstanding work in progressing the industry and/or protecting the company from cyber threats
  • Individual must be an executive who has transformed common rules, processes, strategies, and made a difference in the Information Security domain through new ideas and approaches, generating tangible results
  • The election will focus on leadership aspects and business and boardroom credibility

Influencers are the people who many people through their social media accounts and have the potential to exert influence. At CISO MAG Awards, we recognize influencers who have raised cyber security awareness and inspired their followers on social media through inspirational posts.

  • A nominee who must have a valid social media account that shares content on cyber security
  • Nominee’s social media account should be managed by him/her and not a social media team
  • Only individual accounts will be considered
  • Nominee should have at least 10,000 members in their online community across all social media platforms
  • Individual must be an executive who had a vision and leadership to create the fundamental building blocks for the Information security
  • Individual should be from Indian private or public sector

*Nomination entry for this category is free

Corporate Categories

The CISO MAG – Corporate Category Awards aim to encourage companies that have demonstrated and applied new products and/or technology, which has contributed to the growth of the industry and cyberspace, and has leveraged existing (standard) technology in a new, creative and secure manner.

The winner would be an organization that has achieved a secure cyberspace and can demonstrate high levels of customer and employee satisfaction.

  • The company which has developed Information Security Product(s) can apply.
  • Company should be registered in India.
  • Best Cybersecurity Startup and Most Innovative Information security Company (between 10 and 49 employees) categories, as well as the Security Analytics, Network Security, and Threat Detection, Intelligence and Response categories.
  • The company must be a registered in India region
  • The company must have a woman as the founding CEO
  • If there are other women co-founders, they may apply as a group
  • The company which has developed Information Security Product(s) can apply
  • Non-Profit organizations can also apply
  • Company should be registered in India.
  • Company should meet the following characteristics: -
    • Design and implementation of security solutions optimized to meet the client’s needs
    • Implementing state-of-the-art hardware and software security products
    • Certified security professionals
    • Rich experience with implementations of security solutions
    • Great added value and the price/quality ratio while maintaining the desired level of security
    • Deep business requirements, business continuity, and technical capabilities insight
  • Applicant must be an organization, operating in India (could include sectors such as Telecom, Bank, Energy, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Insurance, Hospitality and Aviation etc.)
  • Organization must have the following characteristics: -
    • Risks must be managed around the services and data
    • projects design and security controls must be implemented
    • Risk-based inventory of systems and their functional security controls to help management determine where to invest in security measures must be maintained
    • Catalog of services and tools that help in appropriately secure
    • data must be maintained
    • security investigations and Proper incidents respond schemas must be in place
  • Applicant must be an organization, operating in India region
  • Applicant must have demonstrated thought leadership and ecosystem engagement in financial technology and blockchain innovation

*Nomination entry for this category is free

Government Category

The CISO MAG – Government Category Awards aim to encourage government entities, which have made significant contributions towards the implementation of e-Governance through specific project initiatives, and shown an exemplary & innovative approach to achieve administrative efficiency and transparency.

This would include (but is not limited to) community building, education, non-profit, mobile giving, community mobilization efforts, etc

  • Central Government Ministries/ Departments/ Offices/ Institutions, State Government Departments/ Offices/ Institutions, District Administrations and Indian Missions Abroad are eligible to apply.
  • Government entities which have made significant contributions towards the implementation of e-Governance through specific project initiatives and shown an exemplary & innovative approach to achieve administrative efficiency and transparency.
  • Central Government Ministries/ Departments/ Offices/ Institutions, State Government Departments/ Offices/ Institutions and District Administrations are eligible to apply
  • Government bodies who have undertaken various initiatives to raise cybersecurity awareness within or outside its community in India regions
  • Central Government Ministries/ Departments/ Offices/ Institutions, State Government Departments/ Offices/ Institutions, District Administrations and Indian Missions Abroad are eligible to apply.
  • The best projects on cloud with the most innovative approach in solving major business issues at the user end would be rewarded.
  • The project have been finalized within the last 12 months before the awards.
  • Central Government Ministries/ Departments/ Offices/ Institutions, State Government Departments/ Offices/ Institutions, District Administrations and Indian Missions Abroad are eligible to apply.
  • The government body who is transforming the IT industry through the use of technology, collaboration, evangelism, and innovation in delivery of information/services with adoption of best ICT practices.
  • Central Government Ministries/ Departments/ Offices/ Institutions, State Government Departments/ Offices/ Institutions, District Administrations and Indian Missions Abroad are eligible to apply.
  • This category is designed to recognize the entities that present a smart and secure Mobile application to its end users reducing the cost, time and effort to accomplish its motive.
  • The application should be operational and accessible at the time of application submission and available in an international application store(s).
  • Central Government Ministries/ Departments/ Offices/ Institutions, State Government Departments/ Offices/ Institutions, District Administrations and Indian Missions Abroad are eligible to apply.
  • Government bodies who have shown innovation and transformation in delivery of information/services with adoption of best ICT practices.
  • The project has to have been finalized within the last 12 months before the awards.

*Nomination entry for this category is free

Product Categories

The CISO MAG – Product Category Awards aim to encourage products and/or technology which have significantly influenced a target demographic or community and has contributed to the growth of the industry, or has leveraged existing (standard) technology in a new, creative manner.

We are looking to recognize achievement in the development, sales and implementation of new products released that have a substantial base in India, or where the product or service is marketed within India.

  • Product (mentioned in the nomination form) should be designed and developed in India.
  • Product must be able to protect today’s corporate world from an array of risks and threats.

Vendor + Nomination pass at $ 299

  • Product (mentioned in the nomination form) should be designed and developed in India.
  • Product must be able to protect today’s corporate world from an array of risks and threats.

Vendor + Nomination pass at $ 299

  • Product (mentioned in the nomination form) should be designed and developed in India.
  • Product must be able to protect today’s corporate world from an array of risks and threats.

Vendor + Nomination pass at $ 299

  • Product (mentioned in the nomination form) should be designed and developed in India.
  • Product must be able to protect today’s corporate world from an array of risks and threats.

Vendor + Nomination pass at $ 299

  • Product (mentioned in the nomination form) should be designed and developed in India.
  • Product must be able to protect today’s corporate world from an array of risks and threats.

Vendor + Nomination pass at $ 299

  • Product (mentioned in the nomination form) should be designed and developed in India.
  • Product must be able to protect today’s corporate world from an array of risks and threats.

Vendor + Nomination pass at $ 299

  • Product (mentioned in the nomination form) should be designed and developed in India.
  • Product must be able to protect today’s corporate world from an array of risks and threats.

Vendor + Nomination pass at $ 299

  • Product (mentioned in the nomination form) should be designed and developed in India.
  • Product must be able to protect today’s corporate world from an array of risks and threats.

Vendor + Nomination pass at $ 299

  • Product (mentioned in the nomination form) should be designed and developed in India.
  • Product must be able to protect today’s corporate world from an array of risks and threats.

Vendor + Nomination pass at $ 299

  • Product (mentioned in the nomination form) should be designed and developed in India.
  • Product must be able to protect today’s corporate world from an array of risks and threats.

Vendor + Nomination pass at $ 299