Judging starts next month for the SC Awards Europe 2018 - the leading Awards for the cyber-security industry.
Once again we will be recognising excellence in our industry, holding up exemplars of best practice, innovation, and skill for special praise as their efforts, both as individuals and companies, drive up standards year on year, rising to the challenge of our adversaries.
The official closing date for entries is Thursday 25 January, but you have an extra two weeks - with a late entry fee - until Thursday 8 February to put your entries together and submit them to our judging panels.
Past winners have certainly both enjoyed and benefited from the recognition that being an SC Award winner confers, with Carbon Black, 2017 Winner of Best Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection telling SC: “Entering and winning an SC Award has not only given us an additional independent and credible accolade to reference to existing press, channel contacts and end-users, but it has also raised the profile of our technology and widened our exposure to a new audience in our space.”
SC Awards Europe are judged by independent panels of judges, comprising industry leaders representing a cross-section of disciplines, from CISO practitioners to senior cyber-security specialist academics, consultants, government and non-profit organisations. They are tasked with providing an unbiased assessment of the entries, judged on the merit of the entry, rather than the reputation of the company. This year's judges are featured on the SC Awards website.
For 2018 the black-tie gala dinner Awards Ceremony itself will be held at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, Central London, on the evening of 5 June 2018, with tickets now on sale. Finalists and their friends and colleagues will obviously be encouraged to attend - but its also a great networking night even if you haven't entered the competition. And if you are a finalist - you are certainly in with a chance of winning - so don't miss the opportunity to celebrate your recognition alongside your colleagues and peers.