The CSO50 Awards

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

Thank you to all who submitted nominations. The nomination period is now closed.



Benefits of Winning


How Does CSO Judge the CSO50 Awards?

Working with judges including security experts, academics and CSOs, the CSO editorial team selects the 50 honorees based on information provided in their nomination. Nominators are encouraged to include any information about their project or initiative that they would like the judges to consider in their answers to the questions on the application, as we are unable to accept any additional materials beyond the entry form.

Judges rate the entries on the criteria shown below.  Honorees named to the winner list are not ranked.


To be selected for a CSO50 Award, your nominated project or initiative must demonstrate excellence in:


2017 Honorees

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Previous Winners

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