Finalists of 2022 Cyber Outstanding Security Performance Awards announced

The international judging panel has reviewed the many Cyber OSPA nominations received from around the world and the list of finalists has been announced.

The Cyber OSPAs were launched in 2021 to recognise and reward companies, teams, individuals, products and initiatives across the cyber security sector globally. The Cyber OSPAs are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for outstanding performers, whether buyers or suppliers, to be recognised and their success to be celebrated.

Commenting on the list of finalists, founder of the awards Professor Martin Gill said: ‘Recognising outstanding performers is important. Understanding who they are can serve as examples others can emulate and inspire excellence across the sector. Cyber security is not a ’nice to have’, it is a fundamental need and doing it well has never been so important.’  Gill further adds: ‘We are delighted by the support we have received from around the world, and my thanks go to the many associations and special interest groups who support our ethics and values of being independent, credible, transparent and respectable.’

2022 finalists are:

Outstanding Chief Information Security Officer

Leo Cunningham – Flo Health

Chris Gebhardt – Synoptek

Dawn Marie Hutchinson – BAT

Sri Sanjay Kumar Das – West Bengal Cyber Security Centre of Excellence

Tom Meehan – CONTROLTEK

Neil Peacock – Next Generation Security

Chris Richards – AWE

Bjørn R. Watne – Telenor Group

 

Outstanding Cyber Security Professional

Sameep Agarwal – HCL Technologies

Darren Argyle – Standard Chartered Bank

Peter Berende – Accessium

Laura Daly – Flo Health

Alan Freeland – DigitalXRAID

Neil Furminger – IASME

Mike Gillespie – Advent IM

Palash Kumar Dutta – Department of Information Technology & Electronics, Government of West Bengal

Riddhi Nanda – KraftHeinz

Obadare Oluwafemi – Digital Encode

Stuart Seymour – BAT

Andrew Westfall – Synoptek

 

Outstanding Cyber Security Team

Accessium

CyberQ Group

Cyber Security Centre of Excellence Team – Government of West Bengal

Security Policy Team – Lloyds Banking Group

LTI Cyber Security Team

Salt Communications

Cyber Security Team – SecuriGroup

 

Outstanding Cyber Security Consultant

DigitalXRAID

Cyber Security Centre of Excellence Team – Government of West Bengal

Antoinette King – Credo Cyber Consulting LLC

Oscar O’Connor – DS Smith

ThreeTwoFour

 

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative

BGUK CISO Reporting Team – Bupa

HSBC Fraud and Cyber Awareness app – HSBC and Martyn Pointer

Cyber Security Centre of Excellence – Government of West Bengal

The Original Factory Shop Customer Service Initiative – Intercity

 

Outstanding Cyber Security Training/Awareness Initiative

CyberFest – Bupa BGUK Information Security Communications and Awareness Team

Energy Cyber Security Awareness Program – CenterPoint

Cyber Ready – CompTIA

Cyber Security Training – Cyber Security Centre of Excellence Team, Government of West Bengal

HSBC Fraud and Cyber Awareness app – HSBC and Martyn Pointer

Data Security & Insider Threat Operations – Lloyds Banking Group

Cyber Security Management Professional Automotive (CSMPA) – Porsche and Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences

Information Security Assurance Programme – Romanian Association for Information Security Assurance

Cybercrime Awareness Clinic – University of Portsmouth

Cyber Security Training – Florian Jörgens, Vorwerk

 

Outstanding Cyber Security Partnership

BAT and IBM

CyberQ Group and Zinc Systems Partnership

eFlame – Accessium and Flame

Cyber Security Centre of Excellence Team, Government of West Bengal and Partners

U.S. Embassy in Romania and Romanian Association for Information Security Assurance

Sutcliffe & Co Insurance and The IASME Consortium

 

Outstanding Police/Law Enforcement Initiative

Cyber Security Centre of Excellence – Government of West Bengal

North East Business Resilience Centre

Social Media: A Parent’s Guide – Police Scotland

Cyber Security Initiative – Police Scotland

 

Outstanding Young Cyber Security Professional

Syed Modassir Ali – Payatu Security Consultancy Private Ltd

Amy Anderson – DS Smith

Joe Cockcroft – North East Business Resilience Centre

Etizaz Mohsin – ZeroDayLab

Rex Uche Ndubidi-Nwankwo

Martyn Pointer – HSBC

Katie Shanahan – Crossword Cybersecurity

 

Outstanding New Cyber Security Product

eBuilding – Accessium

ematrix – Accessium

eOpener – Accessium

OrbitalX – DigitalXRAID

Halo 2022.1 – Hypori

Imperva Data Security Fabric

Egnyte Secure Cloud Filing Platform – Optimal Risk Group

Sophos Managed Detection and Response

 

Lifetime Achievement

To be announced on the day

 

Winners of the 2022 Cyber OSPAs will be revealed at the first-ever physical event to be held at the Novotel London West on Thursday 15 December 2022 following a Thought Leadership conference in the afternoon, which is being organised in partnership with SASIG.

Further details about the conference can be viewed here.  And tickets to the awards dinner can be booked here.