The winners of the sixth annual Security Really serious Unsung Heroes Awards were being unveiled final evening during an entertaining ceremony at St. Bart’s Brewery in London.
The lively occasion was compered by award-successful screenwriter, author, comedian, actor and around the globe speaker on fraud and id theft, Bennett Arron. Past year’s ceremony was streamed virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The awards are built to recognize the initiatives of UK cybersecurity experts and teams in helping progress the country’s cyber protections and raise awareness of security issues.
Yvonne Eskenzi, guide organiser of Security Significant Week and co-founder of Eskenzi PR, commented: “Cybersecurity and the people within just this sector are often not given the recognition and appreciation they deserve.
“By hosting this occasion, we are shining a light on all the difficult perform that goes on driving the scenes to shield businesses from the threat of cybercrime. Many thanks to our excellent sponsors, we were being in a position to host an incredible party at no cost to our attendees and admit all the incredible and gifted individuals in this field!”
The judging panel for the awards was comprised of Brian Higgins from Comparitech, Oliver Pickup, award-profitable author, Yvonne Eskenzi and Infosecurity Magazine’s pretty personal editor, Eleanor Dallaway.
The winners across all classes were as follows:
- Cyber Author – Andy Gill
- Very best Security Consciousness Marketing campaign – Talion RansomAware
- Knowledge Guardian – Emily Overton
- Very best Educator – Winner: Jackie Riley Extremely Recommended: Lorna Armitage and Andrea Cullen, CAPSLOCK
- Godfather/Godmother of Security – Colonel John Doody
- Very best Moral Hacker / Pentester – Dale Pavey and Guy Morley from NCC Team
- Apprentice/Climbing Star – Winner: Jenny Codes Highly Commended: Daniel Dodds
- Security Chief/Mentor – Marilise de Villiers
- Security Avengers – Winner: CyberNews Study Team Very Commended: Sainsbury’s
- CISO Supremo – Alison Dyer
After being crowned ‘Godfather of Security’, Colonel John Doody claimed: “I am emotionally confused and humbled to be picked for this prestigious award. I am in my 63rd year in the career, such as my whole commitment to the national cybersecurity posture, and will continue on to provide the country as lengthy as I am capable. Cybersecurity is the major progress job in the UK and I am so privileged to be recognized for my focused evangelism on the topic.”
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