The winners of the first-ever Cyber Outstanding Security Performance Awards (Cyber OSPAs) were announced on Tuesday 14 December. During a virtual awards ceremony, representatives from across the cyber security sector tuned in live from around the world to celebrate the outstanding achievements of all this year’s finalists and winners.
Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI, founder of the Cyber OSPAs. hosted the online awards ceremony with assistance from this year’s Judges and sponsors.
In his opening address, Professor Gill highlighted the amazingly high level of response received for the awards, especially given that 2021 is their first year, and thanked all those who had made the inaugural awards such a huge success.
The panel of Judges was nominated by the leading cyber security associations from around the world and marked submissions in accordance with a published ethics policy. Indeed, the had no easy task in reviewing the many nominations and selecting the eventual winners.
Entries were received from countries as diverse as Australia, Belgium, Egypt, Germany, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Romania, the US, the UAE and, of course, the UK.
Full list of 2021 winners
The Cyber OSPAs were presented in eleven categories to a deserving array of organisations and individuals. The 2021 winners of the Cyber OSPAs are as follows:
*Outstanding Chief Information Security Officer: Glen Hymers (Save The Children International)
*Outstanding Cyber Security Professional: Anna B (AWE)
*Outstanding Cyber Security Team: Marken Information Security Team
*Outstanding Cyber Security Consultant: Peter Yapp (Schillings International)
*Outstanding Customer Service Initiative: iSTORM Privacy (Security Pentesting)
*Outstanding Cyber Security Training/Awareness Initiative: NPCC National Cyber Crime Programme
*Outstanding Cyber Security Partnership: North East Business Resilience Centre
*Outstanding Police/Law Enforcement Initiative: NPCC National Cyber Crime Programme (Police CyberAlarm)
*Outstanding Young Cyber Security Professional: Sarah Norman-Clarke (Department for Transport)
*Outstanding New Cyber Security Product: Deduce Customer Alerts (Deduce)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr Robert (Bob) Nowill
The event organiser would like to thank all those who helped to make the 2021 Cyber OSPAs such a success, including global industry associations and their representative Judges, the Nineteen Group and also this year’s Media Partners (Digital Forensics Magazine, The Investigator, My Security Media, International Cyber Expo and the National Cyber Security Show).
*Summaries of all the 2021 winners can be viewed on the Cyber OSPAs website, while the awards ceremony live stream can be viewed on demand here