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2020 ISSA International Awards

Call for Nominations Open!

ISSA annually recognizes outstanding information security professionals, their companies, and chapters that are at the top of their respective games. Who would you like to see recognized? Nominations may be made by any member. Anyone interested in making a nomination should thoroughly review the Awards Policies and Procedures.

All nominations and supporting documents must be received by April 17, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12).

This year’s awards will be presented at the ISSA Cyber Executive Forum at our Awards Dinner in Las Vegas, NV on August 2, 2020. Award winners will receive transportation, lodging, and complimentary registration. Please refer to the Awards Policies and Procedures for specific reimbursement details.  Any member in good standing is eligible to propose candidates in all categories.

If you want assistance in nominating a candidate, please email

The ISSA International presents awards in these categories:

Hall of Fame: pays homage to an individual’s exceptional qualities of leadership in his or her own career and organization as well as an exemplary commitment to the information security profession (ISSA membership not required).

Click on the link to submit a nomination for the Hall of Fame.

Honor Roll: recognizes an individual’s sustained contributions to the information security community, enhancement of the professionalism of ISSA members, and advancement of the association.

Click on the link to submit a nomination for the Honor Roll.

Security Professional of the Year: honors the member who best exemplifies the most outstanding standards and achievement in information security in the preceding year.

Click on the link to submit a nomination for the Security Professional of the Year.

Volunteers of the Year: recognizes members who have made a significant difference to his or her chapter, the association, or the information security community through dedicated and selfless service to ISSA.

Click here to submit a nomination for Volunteers of the Year.

Chapters of the Year: rewards chapters that have done an exceptional job of supporting ISSA’s mission, serving their member communities, and advancing the field. Nominees will be evaluated on their activities and programs in six areas: member services, membership development, projects and special events, development of the next generation of security professionals, communications and marketing, and participation and support of ISSA International initiatives and programs.

There are four chapter categories available for nomination:

  • Small: Less than 100 members
  • Medium: 100-300 members
  • Large: More than 300 members
  • International: Non-US Chapter (new in 2018)

Click here to submit a nomination for Chapter of the Year.

Organization of the Year: acknowledges an organization that has provided a sustained, proactive presence that directly contributed to the overall good and professionalism of the association and its membership, providing services, products, and/or direct support that ensures the promotion of the highest ethical standards in addressing information security and its future direction.

Click here to submit a nomination for Organization of the Year.

President’s Award for Public Service: honors an individual’s contribution to the information security profession in the area of public service. (ISSA membership not required).

Click here to submit a nomination for the President's Award for Public Service.

For any questions, please contact

All nominations and supporting documents must be received by April 17, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Anywhere on Earth (UTC-11).

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