Visionary Leadership Awards

 

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Nominations are now closed. Finalists will be contacted week of 9/4.
The Visionary Leadership Award Dinner is 10/23.

With an onslaught of increasingly sophisticated threats, cyber security programs now rely on an ecosystem that includes visionary leadership on many fronts. The Cyber Security Summit has given awards to top leaders in industry, government, and academia for several years. However, this year the Summit is expanding its award program to include a wider array of visionaries; innovative people at all levels who help develop and foster strategies to protect critical systems and data.

The Cyber Security Summit plans to recognize the award recipients at a Visionary Leaders Awards Dinner, hosted on the evening of October 23rd. Along with recognition for their accomplishments, award recipients will get a brief opportunity to share their innovative strategies with other visionaries at our first annual gala event.

Visionary leaders from across the cyber security ecosystem will be eligible to receive awards, which henceforth will be called Morrie Awards. As outlined in the categories below, eligible Morrie Award recipients will include security teams, practitioners, students, academic leaders, and governance champions. Please do your part to help recognize the significant contributions to the cybersecurity industry by submitting nominations for the categories outlined below:

Visionary Student. This award will recognize a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and/or contributions to the security profession. Award nominations will be considered from academic leaders, practitioners, and other students.

Visionary Academic Leader. This award will recognize the leader of a pioneering cyber security academic program. Award nominations will be considered from academic leaders or security practitioners.

Visionary Governance Champion. This award will recognize a C-suite leader, board member, or elected official who recognizes the cyber security value proposition and serves as a champion for the information security program. Award nominations will be considered from security practitioners.

Visionary Global Leader. This award will recognize a person who has advanced the cause of cybersecurity on a global scale. Award nominations will be considered from academic leaders and security practitioners.

Visionary Security Program Leader. This award will recognize a CISO who uses innovative tools and techniques to continuously improve a complex cyber security program. Award nominations will be considered from security practitioners and governance champions.

Visionary Security Operations Leader. This award will recognize a security practitioner or team that demonstrates innovation and outstanding oversight of security operational areas, such as monitoring, vulnerability management, incident response, or access control. Award nominations will be considered from security practitioners.

Visionary Application Security Leader. This award will recognize a security practitioner or team that demonstrates innovation and outstanding oversight of an application security program. Award nominations will be considered from security practitioners, including members of the Twin Cities OWASP chapter.

Visionary Security Awareness Program Leader. This award will recognize a security practitioner or team that demonstrates outstanding oversight of an innovative security awareness program. Award nominations will be considered from security practitioners.

Visionary IT Audit Leader. This award will recognize a technology audit practitioner or team that provides outstanding cyber security assessment services. Award nominations will be considered from security practitioners and members of the Twin Cities ISACA chapter.

Visionary Emerging Technology Leader. This award will recognize a security practitioner or team that has demonstrated an innovative use of an emerging technology or devised a cutting-edge approach to more effectively manage cyber security risk. Award nominations will be considered from security practitioners.

Visionary Project Oversight Leader. This award will recognize a security practitioner or team that has demonstrated outstanding oversight and use of innovative techniques in support of a large technology project. Award nominations will be considered from security practitioners.