UK CSO30 Awards 2021 winners announced

Congratulations to the UK CSO30 2021 winners for driving security innovation and delivering business value in their organisations.

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The UK CSO30 recognises 30 security executives who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and business value. This year’s winners have exhibited excellence and leadership in addressing key cybersecurity challenges within their organisations. These include stress and burnout in security teams, driving security awareness, aligning security strategies with the wider businesses, and implementing new approaches to securing the remote and hybrid workforce.

The winners were recognised during the virtual CSO30 2021 Awards and Conference on November 3 and 4 2021, where many shared their views on a range of topics and themes driving the current cybersecurity sector.

Congratulations to the 2021 UK CSO30 winners!

UK CSO30 Awards 2021 honourees

1st place: Jitender Arora, CISO, Deloitte UK

2nd place: Shelton Newsham, director and founder, Newsham Business Solutions Ltd

3rd place: Steve Trippier, group CISO, Anglian Water

4th place: Edua Heuze-Turcsany, director of information security and governance, Ludic Group

5th place: Nick Harris, associate director information security and cyber resilience, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

(Security leaders placed in 6th – 30th place, listed alphabetically by forename)

  • Andrew Cooke, group head of information security, Acacium Group
  • Andrew Rose, resident CISO, Proofpoint
  • Andy Latham, CISO, Zonal Retail Data Systems
  • Becky Pinkard, head of global cyber defence, Vodafone
  • Chani Simms, CISO and founder, SheCISO Exec.
  • Daniel Wood, head of information security, Redscan
  • Dominic Grunden, CISO, Wave Money
  • Farhan Chaudhry, governance, risk and compliance, senior manager cybersecurity, Qatar Airways
  • Ian Thornton-Trump, CISO, Cyjax Limited
  • Jean Carlos, group head of information Security, Nomad Foods
  • Kevin Curran, professor of cybersecurity/advisor, Ulster University/Vaultree
  • Manoj Bhatt, head of cybersecurity and advisory, Telstra Purple
  • Marc Avery, vCISO, Cyber Chain Alliance
  • Mark Nicholls, head of information security, risk and compliance, Ramsay Healthcare UK
  • Martyn Booth, CISO, Euromoney Institutional
  • Naina Bhattacharya, Group CISO, Danone
  • Neil Thacker, CISO, Netskope
  • Quentyn Taylor, director of information security, Canon Europe Ltd
  • Ram Ganeshanathan, senior director, security operations and enterprise security, Arm
  • Samantha Humphries, head of EMEA security, Exabeam
  • Sarb Sembhi, CISO, AirEye
  • Stephen Burke, founder and CEO, Cyber Risk Aware
  • Stephen Khan, chair, ClubCISO
  • Tee Patel, vCISO, Iron Oak Security
  • Tim Stead, senior infrastructure lead, Hovis Ltd.
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