About the CSO50 Awards

The 5th annual CSO50 Awards will recognize 50 organizations (and the people within them) for their security project or initiative that demonstrates outstanding business value and thought leadership.

Did your organization:

  • Rewrite and re-deploy its overall security strategy?
  • Create new business processes or a security awareness program to better manage your organization’s risk posture?
  • Leverage advancements in security technology?
  • Partner with other groups in your organization to improve security?
  • Create innovative ways to detect and mitigate threats?

These are just a few examples of possible nominations. For a list of project categories based on previous winners, please download a preview copy of the nomination form that reveals all questions asked in the online submission process.

Why nominate?

Benefits of Winning

  • Winning companies will be mentioned in a press release and have their project profiled in an article on csoonline.com.
  • Project champions at winning organizations may be invited to present their projects at the CSO Conference + Awards, taking place May 1-3, 2017, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Team members of winning projects are provided complimentary registration to the 2017 conference.
  • The winning organization will be honored during the 2017 CSO50 Awards dinner, and will be called on stage to receive their award.

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CSO50 Awards Dinner

Be part of the 2017 CSO50 Awards Dinner and help CSO honor 50 organizations whose security projects and initiatives have delivered outstanding business value and thought leadership.

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2017 CSO50 Conference + Awards

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
May 1-3, 2017
Scottsdale, Arizona

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