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by CSO UK Events Staff

UK CSO 30 Awards 2022 winners announced

Nov 10, 20223 mins

Congratulations to the CSO 30 UK 2022 winners for driving security innovation and delivering business value in their organisations and in the wider sector.

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The winners of the CSO 30 UK Awards 2022 have been announced and confirmed to speak at the upcoming CSO 30 Awards & Conference. The Awards recognises 30 UK IT executives who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and business value in cybersecurity. This year’s winners have exhibited excellence in recognising and addressing key cybersecurity challenges within organisations and the wider sector. These include stress, burnout and mental health in cybersecurity; hiring and team building with emphasis on improving diversity, inclusion, skills development and talent retention; cybersecurity awareness training and engagement; DevSecOps and the cyber implications of the Russia-Ukraine war.

Congratulations to the UK CSO 30 2022 winners!

1st place: Christian Toon, CISO, Pinsent Masons

2nd place: Yousif Ashaa, CISO, Panoptic Consultancy Group

3rd place: Dawn-Marie Hutchinson, Group CISO, British American Tobacco

4th place: Des Massicott, CISO, RX Global

5th place: Jitender Arora, North and South Europe CISO, Deloitte

6th place: Rich Fowler, CISO, The Royal Mint

7th place: Robin Smith, CISO, Aston Martin

8th place: Toni-Ann Grant, Principal Security Architect, BT

9th place: Venkatesh Ravindran, VP, Security & Resilience, Colt Technology Services

10th place: David Osen, CIO, Optimity Group Limited

(Security leaders placed in 11th – 30th place, listed alphabetically by forename)

  • Andrew Barber, CTO, PCF Bank
  • Andrew Rose, CISO, Proofpoint
  • Brian Honan, Founder , BH Consulting
  • Ed Tucker, Senior Director Cyber Security, The Workshop
  • Holly Foxcroft, Head of Neurodiversity in Cyber Research & Consulting, Stott and May Consulting
  • Joe Whelan, Head of IT Security, Capital On Tap
  • Kevin Curran, Professor of Cyber Security, University of Ulster
  • Matthew Smith, Director, Cyber & Information Security, St. James’s Place
  • Nicola Whiting, Co-Owner, Titania Group
  • Ram Ganeshanathan, VP of Enterprise Security, ARM
  • Regina Bluman, Cyber Security Strategy & Risk Advisory Manager, Deloitte
  • Richard Jones, Global CISO, Orange Cyberdefense
  • Runli Guo, CISO, Gett
  • Shaun van Niekerk, CISO, Zero Trust Solutions
  • Shelton Newsham, Divisional Information Security Officer, UK Health Security Agency
  • Stephen Gailey, Senior Director of Solution Architecture, Securonix
  • Theo Botha, CISO, Dr Martens
  • Thirlok Shankar Shanmugam, IT Director, Lateral Payment Solutions Ltd
  • Tim Stead, CISO, Hovis
  • Zaki Khan, Senior Information Security Architect, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

The winners will be recognised during the CSO 30 2022 Awards & Conference, held virtually on December 6, where many will share their views on a range of topics and themes driving the current cybersecurity sector. Sessions will include an interview with CSO #1 Christian Toon, a panel with Darn-Marie Hutchinson, Des Massicott and Yousif Ashaa and fireside with Rich Fowler on DevSecOps. Event registration is now open and you can register your place here.