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iSANZ Awards


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

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - Te Papa, Wellington.

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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


Tickets for the 2018 iSANZ Awards will soon be released.

Our Judges


The 2018 iSANZ Awards judges will soon be announced.

Categories


Best Start-Up or New Business

This category is open to new information security / cyber security businesses founded in New Zealand and which have been operating for a maximum of five years.

NEW CATEGORY FOR 2018

Best Security Company of the Year

Sponsored by Symantec

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

The 2017 winner was Aura Information Security.

The 2016 winner was RedShield.

The 2015 winner was Vodafone New Zealand.

Best Security Awareness Campaign

Sponsored by Quantum Security

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 2017 winner was Spark NZ.

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 2017 winner was CERT NZ.

The 2016 winner was Air New Zealand.

The 2015 winner was Axenic.

Up-and-coming Cyber Security Star

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.

CATEGORY INTRODUCED IN 2017

The 2017 winner was Erica Anderson.

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.

MAKE YOUR HALL OF FAME NOMINATION

The 2017 Hall of Fame inductee was Dr Peter Gutmann.

The 2016 Hall of Fame inductee was NetSafe.

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

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2018 iSANZ Awards News

Entries now open for 2018 iSANZ Awards

Entries are now invited for the 4th annual iSANZ Awards. Spanning private, public and not-for-profit sectors, these prestigious Awards give New Zealand businesses, industry and individuals the opportunity to showcase outstanding achievements in information / cyber security awareness, projects and solutions.

Category entries and Hall of Fame nominations close Friday, 14 September 2018. The 2018 iSANZ Award categories are:

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 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.

Best Start-Up or New Business (NEW CATEGORY FOR 2018) – open to new information security / cyber security businesses founded in New Zealand and which have been operating for a maximum of 5 years.

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. Nominations can be made by emailing nominations@isanz.org.nz.

Entry information, including category descriptions, judging criteria, entry rules and entry form can be found at www.isanz.org.nz.

iSANZ Chair Kendra Ross says the diversity seen in the Award entries each year show that New Zealand has high achieving and dedicated InfoSec people the equal of anywhere in the world.

The iSANZ Awards are regarded as valuable recognition and reward for those demonstrating excellence, innovation and leadership.

“There is extraordinary leadership and growth happening in New Zealand information security. We urge businesses, industry and individuals to enter this year’s Awards to showcase the depth and breadth of their work, skills and talent,” says Kendra.

The 2018 iSANZ Awards are proudly sponsored and supported by several leaders in the information security market, including Datacom, Sailpoint, Micro Focus, Symantec and Quantum Security.

Those interested in becoming a sponsor or supporter can register their interest by emailing michelle.vui@isanz.org.nz.

2018 iSANZ Award winners will be announced at a gala dinner to be held at Te Papa Museum, Wellington on the evening of Tuesday, 13 November 2018.

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 2018 iSANZ Awards are sponsored by SailPoint, Micro Focus, Datacom, Symantec and Quantum Security.

Sponsor the 2018 iSANZ Awards.

iSANZ Gold

iSANZ Gold Sponsor: To be confirmed.

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Our Supporting Partners


2018 supporters to be confirmed.

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