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iSANZ Awards


New Zealand's annual showcase of excellence in Information Security.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - Te Papa Museum, Wellington.

Our mission

To formally recognise the achievements of outstanding New Zealand InfoSec professionals, companies and initiatives / events.

Our Goal

To inspire, promote and reflect on the New Zealand InfoSec industry and its people.

The Kārearea

The iSANZ emblem, representing New Zealand's native falcon - one of the bravest, most ferocious of the falcon species against intruders to the nest.

Tickets


Buy tickets for the 2017 iSANZ Awards gala dinner here.

Our Judges


The 2017 iSANZ judges are:

Lisa Fong, Deputy Director Information Assurance and Cyber Security at GCSB.

Debbie Monahan, Domain Name Commissioner at the .nz Domain Name Commission.

Russell Craig, National Technology Officer at Microsoft NZ.

Ryan Ko, Head of Cyber Security Lab & Associate Professor, University of Waikato

Peter Gutmann, Computer Scientist.

Jordan Carter, Chief Executive at Internet New Zealand.

Adrian van Hest, Partner and National Cyber Practice Lead at PwC.

Jo Healy, NZ Global Technology Services Leader at IBM.

Catherine Soper, Government Relations Manager at Vodafone NZ.

Tom Maasland, Partner at MinterEllisonRuddWatts.

Categories


Best International Superstar

Sponsored by Context.

This category is open to individuals who achieved significant results in the development or promotion of work that has had a high international profile.

The 2016 winner was Kate Pearce.

The 2015 winner was Professor Clark Thomborson.

Best Security Company of the Year

Sponsored by Symantec / Weston-Comstor.

This category is open to security companies with superior security products or solutions that help customers tackle today's most pressing InfoSec challenges.

The 2016 winner was RedShield.

The 2015 winner was Vodafone New Zealand.

Best Security Awareness Campaign

This category is open to companies or organisations who have successfully deployed and implemented a formal security awareness program covering outreach, education and assistance in order to raise internal and/or external awareness of InfoSec nationally.

The 2016 winner was PWC.

The 2015 winner was the Department of Internal Affairs.

Best Security Project / Initiative

Sponsored by Micro Focus.

This category is open to companies or organisations who have successfully deployed and implemented an InfoSec security project or initiative. This category is also open to companies or organisations who have successfully initiated best InfoSec practices - identifying security gaps, and implementing specific security measures to a successful outcome.

The 2016 winner was Air New Zealand.

The 2015 winner was Axenic.

Up-and-coming Cyber Security Star

Sponsored by McAfee.

This category is open to all individuals who are a newcomer to the world of Cyber/ InfoSec in NZ and has made a positive and impressive impact to our community for an "apprentice".

New category for 2017

Hall of Fame


Sponsored by Datacom, this nominated Award is open to a person, event or company who has made a significant contribution (above and beyond the normal standards and qualities / legacy outcomes) to the wider InfoSec community.

NOMINATE YOUR PERSON, EVENT OR COMPANY FOR THE 2017 HALL OF FAME.

The 2016 Hall of Fame inductee was NetSafe.

The 2015 Hall of Fame inductee was the 1st Tuesday Forum.

iSANZ News


Stay up-to-date with iSANZ news either here or on LinkedIn

2017 iSANZ Awards News

Tickets to the iSANZ Gala Dinner (21 Nov, Te Papa Wellington) are now on sale

The 2017 iSANZ Awards gala dinner will be held on the evening of 21 November 2017 at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Ticket bookings can be made here.

Tickets are priced at $150.00 ex GST plus a credit card transaction fee per person. The ticket price includes pre-dinner drinks, three-course dinner, beverages and entertainment.

We’re also offering ‘table of 10’ bookings, which provide an additional opportunity for branding. If you wish to book a table of 10, please email info@isanz.org.nz.

The Award evening will be a seated, formal dinner function, being held during the NZ InfoSec Conference week.

We’re delighted to announce the MC for the 2017 iSANZ Awards will be Te Radar, (Andrew J Lumsden) – renowned, award-winning New Zealand comedian, documentary writer and television presenter.

The Format:

  • 6.30pm – 7.30pm: Canapés & Drinks in the Signs of a Nation Room, Level 4, Te Papa.
  • 7.00pm - Official Opening.
  • 7.30pm – 11.00pm: Dinner and Awards – Wellington Foyer, Te Papa. Dress is Business/Cocktail.
  • Remember, entries in the five award categories and nominated Hall of Fame category are open right up until midnight on Friday, 6 October 2017.

    News Alert - Deadline for iSANZ entries extended to Friday, 6 October 2017

    Due to the high level of interest in entering the iSANZ Awards than in previous years, the iSANZ Board has announced it has extended the deadline for entries to midnight on Friday, 6 October 2017.

    Now in its third year, the iSANZ Awards honour individuals and organisations in five different categories for contributions to New Zealand’s world-class information security (InfoSec) industry.

    The five categories are - 'Best International Superstar', 'Best Security Company of the Year', 'Best Security Awareness Campaign', 'Best Security Project/ Initiative' and a new category in 2017 'Up-and-coming Cyber Security Star'.

    Nominations for the Hall of Fame Award - which honours a person, event or company that has made a significant contribution to the wider InfoSec community - can also be made right up until midnight Friday, 6 October 2017.

    Make the most of the deadline extension and enter now.

    Entry form and full details can be found online at www.isanz.org.nz.

    Entries open in 3rd annual InfoSec Awards

    Media release – 4 September 2017

    The Board of iSANZ (Information Security Awards New Zealand) is pleased to announce that entries in the 2017 iSANZ Awards have opened.

    Now in their third year, the iSANZ Awards honour individuals and organisations in five different categories for contributions to New Zealand’s world-class information security (InfoSec) industry.

    Entries close on Monday, 2 October 2017. Entry information, including category descriptions, judging criteria, entry rules and entry form can be found at www.isanz.org.nz.

    The 2017 iSANZ Award categories are:

    Best International Superstar - open to individuals who have achieved significant results in the development or promotion of security work that has had a high international profile.

    Best Security Project / Initiative - open to companies or organisations who have successfully deployed and implemented an InfoSec project or initiative; Or who have successfully initiated best InfoSec practices.

    Best Security Awareness Campaign - open to companies or organisations who have successfully deployed and implemented a formal security awareness program covering outreach, education and assistance in order to raise awareness of InfoSec nationally.

    Best Security Company of the Year - open to security companies with superior security products, services or solutions that help customers tackle today’s most pressing InfoSec challenges.

    Up-and-coming Cybersecurity Star - open to all individuals who are a newcomer to the world of Cyber/ InfoSec in NZ, and have made a positive and impressive impact to our community for an ‘apprentice’.

    Each year the iSANZ Awards also honour a person, event or company that has made a significant contribution to the wider InfoSec community in a special nominated Hall of Fame Award. Anybody can make a nomination for the Hall of Fame Award.

    iSANZ Chair Kendra Ross says New Zealand has a deep pool of information security talent working hard behind the scenes to protect and defend networks against malicious attacks.

    “In a year which has seen a number of high profile attacks such as WannaCry and Petya, the iSANZ Awards recognise the innovators, pioneers and leaders in what has now become a critical industry for New Zealand,” she says.

    “We encourage all New Zealanders or New Zealand-based individuals and organisations involved in the information security space to visit isanz.org.nz and enter the Awards.”

    The iSANZ Awards is proudly sponsored and supported by a number of leaders in the information security market, including Check Point, Context, Microfocus, Datacom, Sailpoint, Arbor and Aura.

    Winners in the 2017 iSANZ Awards will be announced at a gala dinner to be held at Te Papa Museum, Wellington on the evening of Tuesday, 21 November 2017.

    The Kārearea


    Our emblem is the karearea or New Zealand falcon - a symbol for courage, victory and rising above a situation.

    The New Zealand Falcon

    The Falcon's adaptations include short, deep rounded wings, a long tail to maximise manoeuvrability and long legs and feet that enable it to catch small birds during surprise attacks. Its soft plumage is adapted to the forest environment, making the feathers more flexible and resistant to breaking in the rough and tumble that it often encounters when pursuing prey into thick cover.

    A true New Zealand warrior you might say. Early scientists used to call it Falco ferox or ferocious falcon. These attributes make our ‘Karearea’ New Zealand falcon truly special – a unique species that has adapted to fulfil the roles that several species usually fill overseas.

    References: wingspan.co.nz

    Falcon Meanings and Symbolism

    The Falcon is a solar emblem for success, victory and rising above a situation in Native American Indian mythology. The Falcon created a powerful, intimidating figure and was associated with warfare. In European tradition, the Falcon represents the huntsman and is associated with the Germanic sky-gIn European culture the Falcon is considered a warlike symbol.

    iSANZ Sponsors


    The 2017 iSANZ Awards are proudly sponsored by Context, Micro Focus, Arbor Networks, Aura Information Security, SailPoint, Symantec/Westcon-Comstor, McAfee and Datacom (Hall of Fame sponsor).

    iSANZ Gold

    iSANZ Gold Sponsor: Checkpoint.

    Check Point secures the future with industry leading security products for Threat Prevention, Mobility, Firewalls, Security Management and more.
    Check Point

    Our Supporting Partners


    The 2017 iSANZ Awards are proudly supported by:

    1st Tuesday, Connect Smart, DUO, Internet NZ, Izard Weston Lawyers, NZITF, SiteHost, Stephenson Thorner, TechDay Security Brief and Ian Robertson photography.