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by Dave Gradijan

Channelworld: Microsoft India Constitutes IT Security Leaders Award

Feb 26, 20082 mins
Build AutomationCSO and CISO

As part of its efforts to encourage IT awareness and adoption in the Indian SMB segment, Microsoft India, in association with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), announced the Annual IT Security Leaders Awards for the SMB segment. The award has been instituted to recognize and reward individuals and their companies in the SMB sector across India for pioneering security initiatives.

There are four categories of awards including the Best Overall Security Strategy & Implementation, which is aimed at recognizing institutions that have best overall people, processes and technology strategy for implementation of a secure IT framework; Best Overall Security Strategy & Implementation — with a Microsoft Backbone, that focuses on how Microsoft Technologies have been employed to design a security framework; Best Setup integrating Compliance & Security, to recognize those institutions which have best managed to embed regulatory policies into their security or IT framework; and Best effectiveness in raising IT awareness among employees to recognize those institutions which have devised innovative schemes and methods to ensure employee adherence.

The last date for entries/ nominations is 2nd April 2008. To participate, one needs to register at This will be followed by four phases of detailed assessment of the solutions deployed, including a phase where nominations and case studies will be presented and discussed before a board. The winners, selected by an eminent panel of industry leaders and academicians, will be announced at a gala awards function in the second quarter of 2008.

By Channelworld staff, Channelworld India