Are you Belgium’s Cyber Security Personality of the Year?

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Created to honour excellence, innovation and leadership
in cyber security in Belgium

Raise awareness

Winning an award raises the profile of your team both internally and externally. Use the award to highlight your activities, gain funding and attract talent.

Challenge yourself

Benchmark yourself against your peers. Participation in the award process allows you to compare yourself with other high-calibre participants and applicants from the country.

Demonstrate leadership

Highlight your most inspiring achievements and demonstrate your credentials as a leader in the cyber security field.

Reward your staff

Publicly recognize your team by putting their hard work into the spotlight in front of key industry figures.

Showcase your unique talents and your contributions to the cyber security industry

Applying is a great opportunity for both you and your organization. Gain recognition for excellence in cyber security and showcase your unique contributions to this cutting-edge industry.
Have you made a contribution in at least one of the following areas:
  • Contribution to cyber resilience of the Belgian economy
  • Contribution to awareness of the general public
  • Contribution to the skills and diversity gap
  • Outstanding achievements in current professional role
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  • 01
    Applications

    AUG 30 - OCT 31

    Candidates are invited to submit their application via an online form.

  • 02
    Shortlist

    NOV 1 - 14

    All applications are reviewed by independent and impartial members from the Cyber Security Coalition Award Task Force. Applications will be scored using a pre-defined system. A further review is then be conducted by all Task Force members to enhance integrity. The top 10 applicants are shortlisted.

  • 03
    Jury selection

    NOV 20 - 21

    A multidisciplinary and independent jury will review the top 10 applications and make the final decision about who is the Cyber Personality of the Year. The discussion among the judges is crucial to maintaining a fair process. The open nature of the selection shall ensure that the winner is chosen on merit alone.

  • 04
    Award ceremony

    DEC 2

    The public announcement and the handing over of the award to the chosen candidate will take place during a formal ceremony organized by the Coalition. The award acknowledges the achievements made by the chosen Cyber Personality over the past year to promote and improve cyber security in Belgium.

FAQ

What is Belgium's Cyber Personality of the Year Award?

The award recognizes and celebrates the achievements and amazing endeavours of Belgium-based cyber security experts and enthusiasts working to improve the country’s Cyber Security posture. The award is organized by the Belgium Cyber Security Coalition.

Who can apply?

  • The application process is open to all cyber security enthusiasts and professionals.
  • Individuals can be from the public, private or academic sectors and must be based in Belgium.
  • Individuals must have contributed to the country’s information security industry, shown tremendous professional growth and achievement, and promoted strong and innovative security practices in the last 12 months.

Can I suggest a candidate?

Yes, you can suggest a candidate for Cyber Personality of the Year. However, due to the nature of the selection process, entry is by application only. Your nominee will still have to complete the application form.

Who is on the jury?

The assessment process is independent and open. All judges have been chosen for their varied backgrounds and achievements within the industry. The jury is multidisciplinary (CISO, CIO, academic, public, private, etc) and discussion between members is crucial to maintaining a fair process. The open nature of the selection shall ensure integrity of the awards, with the winner being chosen on merit only.

How is the award decided?

Each cyber security professional will be assessed using the following criteria:

  1. Contribution to cyber resilience of the Belgian economy
  2. Contribution to awareness of the general public
  3. Contribution to the skills and diversity gap
  4. Outstanding achievements in current professional role

Where will the event take place?

The award ceremony will be held on December 2, 2021 in the offices of the VBO-FEB. It will also be streamed online.

Who organizes this award and why?

This award is organized by the Belgium Cyber Security Coalition and supported by NVISO. The goal is twofold. Firstly, to highlight the importance of the professionals driving cyber security. Secondly, to showcase role models and inspirational achievements.

What are the terms and conditions?

Please refer to our terms and conditions page.

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