Australian SC Magazine awards announced

News by Dan Raywood

The inaugural Australian SC Magazine awards have been announced

The inaugural Australian SC Magazine awards have been announced.
 

Held at the AusCERT 2009 Conference on Australia's Gold Coast, the evening was hosted by comedienne Corinne Grant and a total of six awards were presented.

 

The results are as follows:

 

Vendor of the Year

Winner - Fortinet

Highly Commended - Sophos

Finalist - Websense

 

Security Product of the Year

Winner - MessageLabs Email Services

Highly Commended - Websense Web Security Gateway

Finalists - Qualysguard; MailMarshal Exchange; Symantec Endpoint Protection

 

Innovation Award

Winner - Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls

Highly Commended- ATO Vulnerability Management and Research team

Finalist - McAfee Artemis Technology

 

AusCERT Director's Award for Individual Excellence in Information Security

Winner - Paul Ducklin, Sophos Pty

Finalists: - Boaz Fischer, CommsNet Group; Shaun Vlassis, Shadowserver/Honeynet Project; Ben Reardon, National Australia Bank; Brian Hay, fraud and corporate crime group, state crime, operations command, Queensland Police Service; Bruce van der Graaf, fraud squad, NSW Police Service

 

AusCERT's Annual Award for Organisational Excellence in Information Security

Winner - NAB-CERT (National Australia Bank CERT Australia)

Finalists - DMZGlobal (TelstraClear), New Zealand; Stratsec, Australia; E-Security and DNCR team, ACMA

 

AusCERT's Award for Law Enforcement


Winner - Computer Crime Investigation Unit, fraud and corporate crime group, state crime operations command, Queensland Police Service

Finalists - Computer Crime Investigation Unit, commercial crime agency, fraud squad, NSW Police Service

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