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2022 Cyber OSPA winners announced

2022 Cyber OSPA winners announced

LONDON—The winners of the second Cyber Outstanding Security Performance Awards (Cyber OSPAs) were announced on Dec. 15 at a gala awards dinner held at Novotel London West.

Professor Martin Gill, founder of the Cyber OSPAs, hosted the awards ceremony with assistance from the judging panel.


Antoinette King, founder of Credo Cyber Consulting, receives the Cyber OSPA from judge Hans-Wilhelm Dunn for Outstanding Cyber Security Consultant.

In his opening address, Martin noted that all too often the cyber security sector act under the radar and yet plays a crucial role. The quality of entries and the high-profile awards ceremony has helped to shine a spotlight on the outstanding performance of the very best working across sectors in different areas of cybersecurity.

The panel of judges were nominated by leading cybersecurity associations and special interest groups from around the world. The judges had no easy task in reviewing the many nominations and selecting the winners. Entries were received from countries as diverse as Australia, Germany, India, Ireland, Norway, Romania, the U.S. and the UK. 

Awards were presented in 11 categories to a deserving array of organizations and individuals. 

The 2022 winners of the Cyber OSPAs are:

Outstanding Chief Information Security Officer
Dawn Marie Hutchinson – BAT 

Outstanding Cyber Security Professional 
Darren Argyle – Standard Chartered Bank

Outstanding Cyber Security Team
Security Policy Team – Lloyds Banking Group

Outstanding Cyber Security Consultant
Antoinette King – Credo Cyber Consulting LLC

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative 
HSBC Fraud and Cyber Awareness app – HSBC and Martyn Pointer

Outstanding Cyber Security Partnership 
U.S. Embassy in Romania and Romanian Association for Information Security Assurance

Outstanding Police/Law Enforcement Initiative
Social Media: A Parent’s Guide – Police Scotland

Outstanding Cyber Security Training/Awareness Initiative 
HSBC Fraud and Cyber Awareness app – HSBC and Martyn Pointer

Outstanding Young Cyber Security Professional 
Katie Shanahan – Crossword Cybersecurity

Outstanding New Cyber Security Product 
Halo 2022.1 – Hypori

Lifetime Achievement
Barry Coatesworth

The Cyber OSPAs, based on the international Outstanding Security Performance Awards scheme, recognize and reward companies, people, products and initiatives across the cybersecurity sector. They have been designed to be ethical, based on values are of being independent, respectable, credible, and transparent. The Cyber OSPAs bring together the leading cybersecurity associations from around the world to recognize and highlight the many success stories that often operate under the radar.

Judges, who are nominated by supporting associations, sign up to an ethics policy and mark independently against published criteria. Categories and criteria for the awards are based on extensive research on the key factors that contribute to and characterize outstanding performance.


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