2022 Cyber OSPAs winners announced

The winners of the second Cyber Outstanding Security Performance Awards (Cyber OSPAs) were announced on Thursday 15th December at a gala awards dinner held at Novotel London West.

Professor Martin Gill founder of the Cyber OSPAs hosted the awards ceremony with assistance from the judging panel.

In his opening address, Martin noted that all too often the cyber security sector act under the radar and yet plays a crucial role. The quality of entries and the high profile awards ceremony has helped to shine a spotlight on the outstanding performance of the very best working across sectors in different areas of cyber security.

The panel of judges were nominated by the leading cyber security associations and special interest groups from around the world – all of whom marked to a published ethics policy – had no easy task in reviewing the many nominations and selecting the winners. Entries were received from countries as diverse as Australia, Germany, India, Ireland, Norway, Romania, USA and the UK. 

The awards were presented in 11 categories to a deserving array of organisations and individuals. 

The 2022 winners of the Cyber OSPAs are as follows:

Outstanding Chief Information Security Officer
Dawn Marie Hutchinson – BAT 

Outstanding Cyber Security Professional 
Darren Argyle – Standard Chartered Bank

Outstanding Cyber Security Team
Security Policy Team – Lloyds Banking Group

Outstanding Cyber Security Consultant
Antoinette King – Credo Cyber Consulting LLC

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative 
HSBC Fraud and Cyber Awareness app – HSBC and Martyn Pointer

Outstanding Cyber Security Partnership 
U.S. Embassy in Romania and Romanian Association for Information Security Assurance

Outstanding Police/Law Enforcement Initiative
Social Media: A Parent’s Guide – Police Scotland

Outstanding Cyber Security Training/Awareness Initiative 
HSBC Fraud and Cyber Awareness app – HSBC and Martyn Pointer

Outstanding Young Cyber Security Professional 
Katie Shanahan – Crossword Cybersecurity

Outstanding New Cyber Security Product 
Halo 2022.1 – Hypori

Lifetime Achievement
Barry Coatesworth

Winner’s Comments:

We are delighted to win one of the Cyber Outstanding Security Performance Awards in 2022, mainly because the competition was intense, with valuable initiatives and projects submitted. Our partnership brought together law enforcement, public institutions, international private companies, universities, and NGOs, all working together to raise awareness, embody the cybersecurity culture, and protect people and institutions from cybercrimes. This award gives us the confidence to work harder in this field to contribute to a safer and more secure cyberspace. Together we are stronger!
Ioan-Cosmin MIHAI, Vice President – RAISA

The event organiser would like to thank all those who helped to make the 2022 Cyber OSPAs a success, including global industry associations, special interest groups and their representative judges; category sponsors SASIG, National Cyber Security Show, International Cyber Expo; and this year’s media partners, Digital Forensics Magazine, The Investigator and My Security Media.

Summaries of all the 2022 winners can be viewed by pressing the button below