Here is a brief overview of the awards process. The awards programme first selects 5 finalists for each award category. Each cyber security professional will be assessed using 4 criteria, which differ depending on the award. For most awards the applicant should demonstrate outstanding achievements in at least one of the 4 domains. It is not required to excel in all domains. Only for the CISO we require achievements across the 4 domains. For the Young Cyber Security Professional of the Year, the scoring is based on 3 criteria.
Award winners are determined by the strength of their application and the provided information. Additional information submitted by the finalist after the deadline will be conveyed to the jury by the Coalition Task Force but the jury is not obliged to take it into account.
The winners in each category are selected from the group of shortlisted finalists using the same criteria as outlined on the selection criteria page. We acknowledge that Educator and Researcher are two distinct profiles. Eventually the jury will select either a Researcher or an Educator of the Year. The jury can switch a finalist from one award category to another award category.