The SC Awards 2018 are open for submissions. This is your chance to put your best work forward and to be honored for the achievements of your company or your people striving to safeguard businesses, your customers and critical data in North America.
Every submission is judged by an independent panel of seasoned industry experts, whose dedication, expertise and authority ensures that we recognize the most deserving work.
There is also no greater excitement than receiving an SC Award. As always, the identities of the winners will be withheld until our spectacular event on April 17 2018, in San Fransisco.
Enter today and join us in celebrating the best and brightest in cybersecurity.
New Categories in 2018: Best Deception Technology and Cybersecurity Student of the Year
Information security professionals from end-user companies - not vendors or service providers can enter into the Professional Awards categories, which honor teams and individual CSOs/CISOs working in North America. Again, this means NO vendors or service providers that sell IT security-related products or services to private and public organizations qualify for these categories and SHOULD NOT ENTER. If vendors or service providers do enter they will be disqualified after editorial review of entrants in these categories and will receive no refund of related entry fees. It is acceptable and, indeed, encouraged for vendors and service providers to nominate their thought-leading customers. After all, the Professional categories have been created to honor the accomplishments of their end-user customers. Other Professional categories relate to both professional certification providers and those professional advancement companies that offer training on various information security issues to end-user companies. These, too, should be based in North America.
For category details please click here to download the entry kit.
2. Be sure that your product or service is a fit for the categories in which you are nominating, as SC media reserves the right to eliminate a product or service from consideration if our editorial team and/or jurors find that the offering is inappropriate for that category.
3. If you are entering multiple categories, you should offer unique answers for each. That is, avoid copying and pasting the same answers for each category you enter as this may yield a negative response from our judging panels.
4. Every entry must be accompanied by an image. The image should be a visual representation of the entry. If you are a finalist, SC Media will use this image both digitally and in print to support your entry. Logos alone are not acceptable images. The image should be at least 300dpi, jpeg/eps format and at least 16.5 x 23.4 inches in size.
5. All entries must be submitted and paid for online by either Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
6. Once you have prepared your entries submit online by clicking here.
Deadline for entries: October 25, 2017. Entries submitted after October 25, 2017 will incur a late fee. No exceptions.Late entries: Late entries will be received until November 1, 2017 however, all entries received after October 25 will incur a penalty of $170 per entry.
Entries launch: August 22, 2017
Jurors nominations launch: August 22, 2017
Deadline for juror nominations: September 25, 2017
Entry deadline: October 25, 2017
Extended entry deadline (late fee applies): November 1, 2017
Finalists announced: early January 2018
Awards ceremony: April 17, 2018
All entries are reviewed and scored by two panels of jurors comprised of a range of cybersecurity industry luminaries - from current and former CISOs to vendor-neutral consultants or analysts to educators from academic institutions - all members of SC's audience. After averages for each category are tallied, finalists and winners are decided. Results are completely independent.
Financial/advertising considerations play no part in the results. That is, no one can "buy" a win by advertising, partnering or working with SC and its various team members.
To be considered as a juror for the SC Awards 2018, please click here and complete the application form by September 25, 2017. After this date, applications will be reviewed and jurors chosen by the editorial team to participate on the Trust Awards panel. If some applicants seem more appropriate for the second judging panel, which is responsible for deciding Excellence and Professional categories, they will be considered for inclusion by the VP of editorial.
Please understand that judging for the SC Awards is a serious commitment, requiring all panelists to devote some time to judge submissions fairly and objectively so that IT security solutions/services providers, industry leaders and their teams can be recognized and honored for their exemplary work and contributions to the wider field. We do expect a healthy interest from our SC audience to participate, but submitting an application does not guarantee a spot as a juror.
Tony Sager is a Senior Vice President and Chief Evangelist for CIS (The Center for Internet Security). In this role, he leads the development of the CIS Controls, a worldwide consensus project to find and support technical best practices in cybersecurity. Tony also serves as the Director of the SANS Innovation Center, a subsidiary of The SANS Institute.
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018Venue: To be confirmed
Time: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dress Code: Black tie preferred (Men - smart suits, women - cocktail dresses)
Ticket information to be announced soon.
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