Brian Sims

2022 Cyber Outstanding Security Performance Awards finalists announced

THE INTERNATIONAL Judging Panel has reviewed the many Cyber Outstanding Security Performance Awards (Cyber OSPAs) nominations received from around the world and the list of finalists for the 2022 event has now been announced.

The Cyber OSPAs were launched in 2021 to recognise and reward companies, teams, individuals, products and initiatives across the cyber security sector on a global footing. 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 for 2022, Cyber OSPAs founder Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI stated: “Recognising outstanding performers is important. The example they set can be emulated by others and inspire excellence across the sector. Cyber security is not a ’nice to have’, rather it’s a fundamental need. Doing cyber well has never been so important.”

Professor Gill added: “We are delighted by the support we’ve once again received from around the world. 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 Cyber OSPAs finalists

Outstanding Chief Information Security Officer

*Leo Cunningham (Flo Health)

*Chris Gebhardt (Synoptek)

*Dawn Marie Hutchinson (BAT)

*Sri Sanjay Kumar Das (West Bengal Cyber Security Centre of Excellence)

*Tom Meehan (CONTROLTEK)

*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 (The IASME Consortium)

*Mike Gillespie (Advent IM)

*Palash Kumar Dutta (Department of Information Technology and 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

*LTI 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 Team – Government of West Bengal

*The Original Factory Shop Customer Service 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 and Insider Threat Operations (Lloyds Banking Group)

*Cyber Security Management Professional Automotive – Porsche and Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences

*Information Security Assurance Programme (Romanian Association for Information Security Assurance)

*Cyber Crime Awareness Clinic (University of Portsmouth)

*Cyber Security Training (Florian Jörgens, Vorwerk)

Outstanding Cyber Security Partnership

*BAT and IBM

*CyberQ Group and Zinc Systems Partnership

*eFlame (Accessium and Flame)

*Cyber Security Centre of Excellence Team – Government of West Bengal and Partners

*US Embassy in Romania and the 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 Private Security Consultancy Ltd)

*Amy Anderson (DS Smith)

*Joe Cockcroft (North East Business Resilience Centre)

*Etizaz Mohsin (ZeroDayLab)

*Rex Uche Ndubidi-Nwankwo

*Martyn Pointer (HSBC)

*Katie Shanahan (Crossword Cyber Security)

Outstanding New Cyber Security Product

*eBuilding (Accessium)

*eMatrix (Accessium)

*eOpener (Accessium)

*OrbitalX (DigitalXRAID)

*Halo 2022.1 (Hypori)

*Imperva Data Security Fabric

*Egnyte Secure Cloud Filing Platform (Optimal Risk Group)

*Sophos Managed Detection and Response

Lifetime Achievement Award

To be announced at the ceremony

The winners of the 2022 Cyber OSPAs will be revealed at the scheme’s first-ever physical event to be held at the Novotel London West Hotel on Thursday 15 December 2022. The ceremony follows on from a Cyber OSPAs Thought Leadership Conference in the afternoon, which is being organised in partnership with the Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG).

*Further details about the Cyber OSPAs Thought Leadership Conference can be viewed online here. Tickets to the awards dinner may be booked online here

**Sponsorship opportunities are available for those wishing to associate their brand with the 2022 Cyber OSPAs

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