This OSPA recognises the security consultant – individual, team or company – demonstrating outstanding performance in any aspect of security consulting. Consultants often play a key role in security in offering expertise and insight which can transform the quality of service, product or system that is offered. It recognises the existence of distinct skill sets and crucially the ways these are harnessed and managed to make a difference to security strategy and/or practice.
The judges will be looking for evidence of outstanding performance in:
This OSPA recognises the company, organisation or individual that operates an outstanding initiative that generates sustainable benefits for customers. However security is judged, and there are many different ways, the need to generate very positive feedback from highly satisfied customer is always valued. There is a broad range of initiatives which can be considered for this OSPA but what they share is an exclusive focus on successfully implementing positive change for customers.
This OSPA recognises individuals or companies that operate a successful training scheme, which promotes outstanding performance and has produced identifiable results. There is a tendency to talk about training and up-skilling as a good thing in itself. In fact in the very least, training should most often be undertaken in response to an identified need, with a programme that is suited to best meeting a skills gap, that is well articulated and delivered, and results in an benefits in terms of better performance. This OSPA looks to recognise those who have made a difference to improving security practice via training.
This OSPA recognises an initiative from governmental bodies/that is police-led that have developed a security scheme that has a positive impact on the local security community and led to an improvement in security and safety.
This OSPA recognises outstanding performance in risk management and threat identification. Risk management solutions identify and manage the risks facing an organisation, which consequently adds value to the client. The winner of this OSPA will have evidenced innovative strengths to the solution, highlighting the ways in which the solution has driven their client’s performance.
This OSPA recognises an outstanding new product that has been designed and implemented to improve any area of security practice, and has been introduced to the security market in the last 12 months. The key point about new products is that they have a marked effect on improving security performance; that is that they add value and have clearly identified benefits.
The Judges will be looking for evidence of outstanding performance in:
This OSPA recognises those who are outstanding suppliers of information security products and advice. In the modern world, information security is becoming increasingly important with the increased threat of cyber breaches. Motivating and engaging staff, managing resources in an increasingly competitive and price sensitive environment, up-skilling, recognising the distinct importance of front line leadership, making the most of technologies, forging internal and external partnerships and making them work are just some of the trends that are leading to new approaches and thinking about information security. The object of this category is to recognise the outstanding performers in making a positive difference.
This OSPA recognises a female security professional, at any level of an organisation, who has consistently shown outstanding performance over an extended period of time and has had a substantial impact upon defining and driving standards in the security sector.
This OSPA recognises a young security professional – that is anyone below the age of forty (there is no restriction on the number of years spent in security) – who has excelled in his/her early career performance. This OSPA will be awarded to someone who has made an impact in the area of private security, for example as a analyst/researcher, working for a security supplier and/or corporate security (rather than police/military). This could be in any area of security activity, as a student, in the workplace or a combination, but it will be someone who has made a difference and is laying the basis for an outstanding career in security.
Must be nominated by a third party
This OSPA recognises a senior member of the security community who has been working in the industry for over 30 years. It recognises an individual who has consistently shown outstanding performance over an extended period of time and has had a substantial impact upon defining and driving standards in the security sector.
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