CISOs had to face both new threats and new needs related to the brutal changes imposed by the lock-down. DPOs had to show inventiveness to conciliate two antagonist imperatives: the health security of the employees (and, when necessary, of clients) and the respect of their privacy. The crisis also revealed the solidarity and creativity of many people and organisations that mobilised to face the emergency, to help those who were on the front line facing the virus or simply to allow others to live despite the lock-down and restrictions. A new award was created to reward them: The Best Resilience Initiative Award.
2020 has already been an extraordinary year for the cybersecurity ecosystem. The health crisis obliged us all to quickly adapt and, above all, to urgently address new needs: teleworking, connectivity, security became the new precepts of our “digital realty”. In this particular context, the challenges were numerous, even though the ICT sector overall fared better than many others.
As every year, young people will also be honoured with the Most Promising Young Talent. The best cybersecurity solution will be celebrated as well by PwC with the Most Promising Cybersecurity Solution.
What is the ideal profile to be entered to receive an award? To answer this question, we leave the final words to Jelena Zelenovic Matone, CISO of the year 2019: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Then, if you love what you do, jump into the adventure and submit your application for one of the awards 2020 that will be celebrated during the Gala and Awards Night, on October 29th.