There’s no shortage of industry-specific awards companies can enter to boost the amount of badges they can include on their email signatures and impress their current and potential customers. We’ve dug out some of the best and most meaningful awards for cybersecurity, so you don’t have to!
The European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards celebrate the best bloggers, vloggers, podcasters and Tweeters (?) With a judging panel in combination with a public nomination and voting system, these awards recognise not only popularity, but substance and quality as well as some of the best up and coming new talent on the cybersecurity social media circuit.
We have to admit, we’re a bit biased towards these UK awards. Having said that, it is truly one of the best awards out there to honour those cybersecurity heroes (think people, not products) who are keeping us safe and spreading awareness about important issues affecting cybersecurity. Entering these awards is free, as is attending if you make the shortlist! Plus, winners get to take home enviable titles such as CISO Supremo, Captain Compliance, Security Avengers and Godfather or Godmother of Security – sure to impress guests at your next dinner party!
The SC Media Awards are pretty much the most established awards in the business. With an esteemed judging panel and fancy black–tie event, this is the awards not to miss to showcase innovative products and services in cybersecurity. The events take place during Infosecurity Europe and RSA respectively, so winners can proudly display their trophies on the show floor the following day.
The team over at Computing Security does a great job of filling in some gaps that the SC Awards Europe miss out, with focussing on some great project work and recognising outstanding VARS and distributors. It also has a very simple (and free) nomination process that won’t leave you scratching your head how to cut down on words. It also has a swanky awards ceremony with flexible attendance options, so it won’t blow your budget, either.
The team at Computing in the UK launched these awards a few years ago, along with other flagship events to recognise product innovations and people in technology. They are free to enter with the expectation to buy a place at the awards if you are shortlisted (pretty much everyone gets shortlisted). In 2020, the judges announced the winners virtually and there was a special category introduced for pandemic resilience. And really, who doesn’t want to be recognised for excellence?
This is probably one of the most fun events of the season in the UK. CRN puts on a huge production – it really is quite impressive. Even in 2020, which was a virtual event, no expense was spared for a slick and high production value event. The security vendor category, however, becomes quite crowded – so companies may have to get a little creative with the categories they enter.
These awards are based in the US and winners are announced typically during RSA, in a special product guide style publication that is handed out at the show.
The UK Cloud Awards were established to recognise innovation and excellence in the cloud industry. To keep pace with the industry, the Awards and categories have been developed to represent the significant factors of cloud innovation over the years. The Awards showcase the leading vendors, customers and individuals who are setting the benchmark in the UK and beyond.
These awards seek to help end user navigate through cybersecurity specialties, from intrusion detection and prevention, cloud security, vulnerability management, fraud prevention and more too perform the most comprehensive evaluation of cybersecurity companies and solutions on the market.
Launched in 2020 by THE Thomas Brewster and in collaboration with Black Hat’s Daniel Cuthbert, these awards give important insight who has impressed these key influencers.