Finalists of 2022 Cyber Outstanding Security Performance Awards (Cyber OSPAs) announced

The international judging panel have reviewed the many Cyber OSPA nominations received from around the world and the list of finalists has been announced.

The Cyber OSPAs were launched in 2021 to recognise and reward companies, teams, individuals, products and initiatives across the cyber security sector globally. The Cyber OSPAs are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for outstanding performers, whether buyers or suppliers, to be recognised and their success to be celebrated.

Commenting on the list of finalists founder of the awards Professor Martin Gill said: ‘Recognising outstanding performers is important. Understanding who they are can serve as examples others can emulate and inspire excellence across the sector. Cyber security is not a ’nice to have’, it is a fundamental need and doing it well has never been so important.’  Gill further adds: ‘We are delighted by the support we have received from around the world, and my thanks go to the many associations and special interest groups, who support our ethics and values of being independent, credible, transparent and respectable.’

2022 finalists are:

Outstanding Chief Information Security Officer – sponsored by SASIG
Leo Cunningham – Flo Health
Chris Gebhardt – Synoptek
Dawn Marie Hutchinson – BAT
Sri Sanjay Kumar Das – West Bengal Cyber Security Centre of Excellence
Neil Peacock – Next Generation Security
Chris Richards – AWE
Bjørn R. Watne – Telenor Group

Outstanding Cyber Security Professional
Sameep Agarwal – HCL Technologies
Darren Argyle – Standard Chartered Bank
Peter Berende – Accessium
Laura Daly – Flo Health
Alan Freeland – DigitalXRAID
Neil Furminger – IASME
Mike Gillespie – Advent IM
Palash Kumar Dutta – Department of Information Technology & Electronics, Government of West Bengal
Riddhi Nanda – KraftHeinz
Obadare Oluwafemi – Digital Encode
Stuart Seymour – BAT
Andrew Westfall – Synoptek

Outstanding Cyber Security Team
CyberQ Group
Cyber Security Centre of Excellence Team – Government of West Bengal
Security Policy Team – Lloyds Banking Group
LTIMindtree Cyber Security Team
Salt Communications
Cyber Security Team – SecuriGroup

Outstanding Cyber Security Consultant
Cyber Security Centre of Excellence Team – Government of West Bengal
Antoinette King – Credo Cyber Consulting LLC
Oscar O’Connor – DS Smith

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative
BGUK CISO Reporting Team – Bupa
HSBC Fraud and Cyber Awareness app – HSBC and Martyn Pointer
Cyber Security Centre of Excellence – Government of West Bengal
Cyber Security Customer Initiative – Intercity

Outstanding Cyber Security Training/Awareness Initiative

CyberFest – Bupa BGUK Information Security Communications and Awareness Team
Energy Cyber Security Awareness Program – CenterPoint
Cyber Ready – CompTIA
Cyber Security Training – Cyber Security Centre of Excellence Team, Government of West Bengal
HSBC Fraud and Cyber Awareness app – HSBC and Martyn Pointer
Data Security & Insider Threat Operations – Lloyds Banking Group
Cyber Security Management Professional Automotive (CSMPA) – Porsche and Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences
Information Security Assurance Programme – Romanian Association for Information Security Assurance
Cybercrime Awareness Clinic – University of Portsmouth
Cyber Security Training – Florian Jörgens, Vorwerk

Outstanding Cyber Security Partnership
CyberQ Group and Zinc Systems Partnership
Accessium and Flame
Cyber Security Centre of Excellence Team, Government of West Bengal and Partners
U.S. Embassy in Romania and Romanian Association for Information Security Assurance
Sutcliffe & Co Insurance and The IASME Consortium

Outstanding Police/Law Enforcement Initiative
Cyber Security Centre of Excellence – Government of West Bengal
North East Business Resilience Centre
Social Media: A Parent’s Guide – Police Scotland
Cyber Security Initiative – Police Scotland

Outstanding Young Cyber Security Professional
Syed Modassir Ali – Payatu Security Consultancy Private Ltd
Amy Anderson – DS Smith
Joe Cockcroft – North East Business Resilience Centre
Etizaz Mohsin – ZeroDayLab
Rex Uche Ndubisi-Nwankwo
Martyn Pointer – HSBC
Katie Shanahan – Crossword Cybersecurity

Outstanding New Cyber Security Product – sponsored by International Cyber Expo & National Cyber Security Show
eBuilding – Accessium
eMatrix – Accessium
eOpener – Accessium
OrbitalX – DigitalXRAID
Halo 2022.1 – Hypori
Imperva Data Security Fabric
Sophos Managed Detection and Response

Lifetime Achievement
To be announced on the day

Winners of the 2022 Cyber OSPAs will be revealed at the first-ever physical event to be held at the Novotel London West on Thursday 15 December 2022 following a Thought Leadership conference in the afternoon, which is being held in partnership with SASIG.

Further details about the conference can be viewed here and tickets to the dinner can be booked here.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for those wishing to associate their brand with the awards.