In their rating, we ask the jurors to:

  • Be fair and objective
  • Focus on the quality of the evidence provided
  • Keep all information about the voting process confidential
  • Be involved in the scoring process
  • Not contact candidates: this action will result in the exclusion of the candidate and the juror
  • To state a potential conflict of interest with any of the submitted applications. In this case the juror will not be able to evaluate, vote on or comment on these applications. These applications will be assigned to another juror.
  • A conflict of interest is possible if the application is submitted by a person from the same organization as the juror, or an application where the juror has been directly involved in any project phase, or when there are close relationships (family or work related) with the people involved in the award.
  • In case of doubt, the juror must contact the Coalition Task Force. The Cyber Security Coalition reserves the right not to keep a mark if a direct link exists between the candidate and the juror.
  • Jurors shall be excluded from taking part in the awards competition.


  • For the competition, the Cyber Security Coalition and the candidates will respect the applicable legislation in force on Data Protection.
  • Directive n° 95/46 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data (EU Data Protection Directive), law transposing the EU Data Protection Directive.
  • European Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data from its date of application.
  • Within the framework of the event, each of the parties will communicate the personal information necessary and sufficient for the deliberations of the jury. In particular, the Cyber Security Coalition commits to protect the data provided by/about the candidates.

Fair Play

  • Jurors understand that we will use their name and photo in our communication to market the competition.
  • Jurors must report any calls or messages they receive directly to favour a candidate. Sanctions may include removal of the candidate depending on the severity of the case.
  • Once the vote has been established, jurors must not comment on or question the result, nor communicate with candidates during or after the process.