Award categories

Best Innovative Business “reshaping the future” of the Security Industry

This award aims to seek out the Australian business making the most important, and far-reaching contribution to the future of cybersecurity.

 

The innovator could be a major established player, or an innovative startup seeking to contribute to the enhancement of cybersecurity and the ever-growing challenge from attackers of all persuasions.

 

Please answer the questions below to the best of your knowledge. Remember, entries are judged solely on the answers to these questions. So give your nominee the best chance you can. Self-nominations are acceptable. Please limit each answer to 300 words.

 

Q1  Please describe your nominated organisation and its product/service/program that you see as reshaping the future of the industry.

Q2  What specific cybersecurity issues/challenges does this business’ product/service/program address?

Q3  How innovative is this product/service/program:

Q4  What level of innovation beyond current products/services/programs does it represent?

Q5  What challenges has the business overcome to deliver this innovation: funding, technical, etc?

Q6  What will be the benefits of its innovation? What far-reaching impact will it have on cybersecurity?

 

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Best Program for Young Women In Security

This award recognises programs that, through educational or experiential activities, aim to support young women in the early stages of their cybersecurity careers, or to inform and encourage others to join. Programs will be judged on how well they help ignite young women’s passion for the security industry, help overcome fears and challenges, or educate them about life as a woman in the security industry.

 

Their programs could include formal courses, facilitating mentoring, meetings and interactions or work experience, or provision of resources

 

Please answer the questions below to the best of your knowledge. Remember, entries are judged solely on the answers to these questions. So give your nominee the best chance you can. Self-nominations are acceptable. Please limit each answer to 300 words.

 

Q1  Please provide details of the program you are nominating:

  • What does it aim to achieve?
  • How long has it been running?
  • How many women have been through it?

Q2  What challenges does it help women overcome, and how does it work to do this?

Q3  How have women benefited from it? (Specific examples welcome)

Q4  How does it interact with organisations in the industry to:

  • help women enter/make progress in the industry?
  • educate them about the industry?
  • help industry meet its skills requirements?

Q5  The security industry is ever changing. What mechanisms does it use to evolve and stay current?

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Best Security Mentor

The career journeys from women in security that have appeared in the pages of Women in Security magazine abound with acknowledgements of the value of mentoring. Mentors have played pivotal roles in the careers of many women.

 

Nominees for this award will have demonstrated a sustained level of mentoring support for women in security and their influence and beneficial impact on women they have mentored will be recognised and acknowledged.

 

Please answer the questions below to the best of your knowledge. Remember, entries are judged solely on the answers to these questions. So give your nominee the best chance you can. Self-nominations are acceptable. Please limit each answer to 300 words.

 

Q1  Please provide details of the nominee’s formal role in the security industry.

Q2  Please provide some details of the scale, scope and nature of the nominee’s mentoring activities.

Q3  Can you provide details of women who have benefited significantly from being mentored by this nominee?

Q4  What aspects of this nominee’s mentoring do you think sets them apart and makes them deserving of this award?

Q5  What motivates them to be mentor (Mainly for self-nominations)