Search for the UK’s Security Serious Unsung Heroes begins

Eskenzi PR, the driving force behind Security Serious , has today announced the third annual Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards are now open for nominations.  The awards are a chance for the people, not products, on the front lines – whether it’s teaching others, working with law enforcement or battling cyber threats in organisations – to come together and receive the recognition they deserve.

Nominations are open until the 3rd of August and The Unsung Heroes Awards will take place on Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, during Security Serious Week – a week during October’s European Cyber Security Awareness Month dedicated to events put on by cyber-security experts to encourage others in business to take cyber security more seriously.

The Unsung Heroes Awards, started by Eskenzi PR, Smile on Fridays and the IT Security Guru, are backed by the cyber security industry from certification bodies such as CREST to major corporations like Canon and Publicis Groupe as well as vendors CyberArk, Cybereason, Operatix, Janrain, Intelisecure, Mimecast and Gigamon.

The sponsors all make it possible for the Unsung Heroes Awards to be free to enter and free to attend, unlike any other industry award.

“Our unique format means that people can nominate their customers, colleagues, friends or professors to be recognised for the fantastic – but often thankless –  work they do behind the scenes,” said Yvonne Eskenzi, Director of Eskenzi PR and founder of Security Serious. “The Unsung Heroes awards are about unearthing new talent and thanking all those incredible IT security professionals who work tirelessly behind the scenes doing great work.  We also want to encourage new talent into the industry and show them how rewarding a career in cyber security can be.”

The categories are now open for nominations until 3rd August 2018 and include:

Fraud Fighter

Captain Compliance

Godfather of Security

Cyber Writer

Security Avengers (team)

Best Security Awareness Campaign

Security Leader/Mentor

Apprentice/Rising Star

Best Educator

Data Guardian

SecDevOps Trailblazer

CISO Supremos – Retail, CNI, Finance, Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment, Charity and Telecoms

“There are many other ‘Security Awards’ evenings in London, most of which take themselves far too seriously. Security Serious (ironically) gets the mix right – recognising those who make a valuable contribution to our work, our professional community and our society but, for a variety of reasons, don’t seem to get selected for other awards,” said Gerry O’Neill, Security and Assurance Advisor

Director, Inforisca Services who attended the awards last year for the first time.