Eskenzi PR, the consultancy behind Security Serious Week has today announced a brand new awards scheme called the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards  which is now open for entries!    Run for the first time in 2016, the awards are designed to recognise the people, not products, on the front lines of organisations who battle cyber threats, often saving the bacon of the companies they work for.  The Unsung Heroes Awards will take place on Thursday 6th October, during Security Serious Week – a week dedicated to events put on by cyber-security experts to encourage others in business to take cyber-security more seriously.

“The awards are designed to give the “unsung heroes” in  IT security  the recognition that they deserve for (often) going above and beyond the call of duty and saving their organisations from the likes of hackers, malware and virus infections,” said Yvonne Eskenzi, Director of Eskenzi PR.  “After twenty years in the industry, we’ve noticed that awards in our sector tend to focus on technology, which is all well and good, but we also know that getting these technologies to work as they’re supposed to and getting the word out about cyber security threats is just as important – and that takes a person or team to make it happen successfully.”

Security Serious Week, runs from 3rd October to 7th October – and will have over 50 free webinars hosted by cyber-security experts to encourage others to become more security savvy.  Last year over  2,500 people participated in the 45 free webinars and this year the organisers are hoping to exceed the number of webinars as well as organising a subsidised cyber-security conference on Monday 3rd October at the Department of Culture, Media and Sports, finishing the week celebrating with all the great work that the cyber-security professionals have contributed to doing at the Unsung Heroes Awards.

These unique awards are free to enter and attend.  The categories are now open for nominations until 1st July 2016 and include:

  • CISO Supremo (sponsored by Varonis)
  • Godfather of Security (sponsored by GSK)
  • Security Avengers (sponsored by Lastline)
  • Best Security Awareness Campaign (sponsored by Publicis Groupe)
  • Social Media Saviour (sponsored by Proofpoint)
  • Mobile Mogul (sponsored by whiteCryption)
  • Security Leader (sponsored by Acumin)
  • Cloud Security Superhero (sponsored by Mimecast)
  • Fraud Fighter (sponsored by Imperva)
  • Game Changer (Sponsored by CrowdStrike)
  • Marathon (Wo)Man (sponsored by Eskenzi PR)
  • Spidey Sense (Sponsored by AlienVault)
  • Captain Compliance (Sponsored by NetSkope)

If you are interested in entering  the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards or participate in Security Serious Week please visit www.securityserious.com

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