Nominees will be accepted through August 15, 2023. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
To submit a nomination, hover over the name of the award and follow the link to the Memberleaps form.
Cyber Warrior Woman of the Year AwardThis award honors a woman doing extraordinary or exemplary work in the cybersecurity ecosystem. Winners of this award could be individuals who have: mentored and inspired women in the cybersecurity industry or young women considering careers in the industry, donated significant resources (time, expertise, technology and/ or funds) to support the cybersecurity industry; been staunch advocates for the cybersecurity community; or created exceptional educational or internship programs to support cybersecurity career development
. Cybersecurity Champion of the Year AwardThe award recognizes an exceptional Chief Information Security Officer or equivalent executive-level information security professional who is responsible for protecting the information assets of their organizations, a critical task in today's increasingly digital world. Winners of this award work tirelessly to stay ahead of the latest threats, while making difficult decisions about how to allocate resources. Cybersecurity Company to Watch AwardThis award spotlights an emerging or rapidly growing company that provides a cybersecurity product or service, has displayed exceptional vision and demonstrated plans for exponential future growth. We anticipate great things from our Company to Watch in the future.Cybersecurity Defender of the Year AwardThis award is given to an exceptional cybersecurity services company that has succeeded in protecting businesses or government entities from cyber threats, attack and/or damages. Our Cybersecurity Defenders are the protectors of the digital realm and represent the gold standard of cybersecurity service providers.Cybersecurity Innovation of the Year AwardThis award is presented to a company that has demonstrated exceptional innovation in the cybersecurity field with a technology designed to protect businesses and/or government entities from cyber threats, attack and/or damages. Our Cybersecurity Innovations of the Year are the champions for the future of cybersecurity and represent the creme de la creme of cybersecurity technology providers.Diversity Trailblazer of the Year AwardThis award recognizes a company or organization that has worked to make careers in the cybersecurity industry more accessible to underrepresented groups or underserved markets. This award could honor a trailblazing minority or woman-owned cybersecurity company in Maryland; an organization that supports underrepresented groups working to gain employment in the state’s cybersecurity industry; an academic institution that provides cybersecurity-related training or internships targeting underserved populations; a business that has demonstrated a commitment to a diverse workforce; or others.Government Contractor of the Year Award (Up to $50M)This award is presented to a government contractor delivering cybersecurity products or services to the federal government. The Government Contractor of the Year (Revenue up to $50 M) for their excellent operational and financial performance, as well as their contributions to their employees, the government contracting industry, and the U.S. Government in the past year. Government Contractor of the Year Award ($50M+)This award is presented to a government contractor delivering cybersecurity products or services to the federal government. The Government Contractor of the Year (Revenue $50M+) is recognized for their excellent operational and financial performance, as well as their contributions to their employees, the government contracting industry, and the U.S. Government in the past year.