BT opens nominations for the UK Information Security Journalism Awards 2011
BTs business continuity, security and governance practice is proud to open nominations for the fifth annual BT UK Information Security Journalism Awards 2011. The awards acknowledge the importance of information security to British businesses and recognise the quality of journalism that covers this vital topic in the UK.
The judging panel will be chaired by Ray Stanton, VP Professional Services, BT Global Services, who will be joined by the following leading independent figures from the security industry (in alphabetical order):
Dr. Robert Coles CISO & Head of Digital Risk & Security, National Grid
Ron Condon UK Bureau Chief, SearchSecurity.co.uk
Graham Edwards Head of Group Information Risk, Centrica Plc
Malcolm Marshall Partner in Charge of Information Protection Services, KPMG LLP
Professor Fred Piper Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London
BTs business continuity, security and governance practice is made up of industry experts and has extensive experience implementing security solutions for some of the largest global organisations.
Ray Stanton, said: BT is committed to improving information security in Britain, all the way from home users through to multi-national organisations. We recognise the vital role that security journalism plays in raising awareness amongst businesses and the public about the issues surrounding security and the solutions they can implement to remain secure. Now in its fifth year these awards are designed to inspire journalists and acknowledge the great work that the UK media does in this field.
The winners will be announced at an awards lunch to be held at a central London venue in October 2011. Awards will be presented in the following categories:
Information Security Journalist of the Year - £2,000 prize
BT Enigma Award - £1,000 prize
Best information security news story of the year - £500 prize
Best overall information security feature article of the year - £500 prize
Individual feature article awards for:
Best privacy feature of the year - £500 prize
Best cybercrime feature of the year - £500 prize
Best business continuity feature of the year - £500 prize
Best generic security feature of the year - £500 prize (this includes online features and any articles on the topic of security that do not fit into the above categories)
The deadline for submissions is 15th July 2011. The awards are only open to UK based journalists. Short listed awards entries will be announced in September 2011.
Follow this years awards online @btviewpoint on Twitter and #BTISJA is the hash tag for the awards. Regular updates will be posted on the BT Viewpoint blog at www.bt.com/viewpoint, Facebook www.facebook.com/btviewpoint and LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/groups/BT-Viewpoint-1031597.
Award submission instructions
All articles submitted must have been published during the calendar year 2010. The awards are only open to UK based journalists.
For the Information Security Journalist of the Year category entries can be accepted from journalists, their editors or publishers. You must submit five articles written by an individual journalist to be eligible for this award.
For the remaining categories journalists, editors or publishers are asked to submit one article per category. Entries can be made to multiple categories but an individual article can only be submitted once (not including entries to the Information Security Journalist of the Year category).
The deadline for award submission is 15th July 2011. Entries must be accompanied with the following information:
Date of article:
URL (if applicable):
Twitter ID (if applicable):
Please also attach a scan or copy of the article/s for judging. Please send entries to Geoff Duggan, Porter Novelli, 31 St Petersburgh Place, London, W2 4LA or email BTSecurityAwards@porternovelli.co.uk by 15th July 2011.
Notes to editors
List of 2010 winners:
Information Security Journalist of the Year: Davey Winder (Freelance)
Best Information Security News Story: Paul Marks (New Scientist)
Best Business Continuity Feature of the Year: Danny Bradbury (Infosecurity)
Best Identity Management Feature of the Year: Cath Everett (Infosecurity)
Best Privacy Feature of the Year: Linda Geddes (New Scientist)
Best Generic Security Feature of the Year: Davey Winder (PC Pro)
Best Overall Information Security Feature of the year: Linda Geddes (New Scientist)
Enigma award: Emily Ford (The Times)
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