16th–17th September 2024

Movenpick, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia


Awards 2024



CYSEC Trailblazers: Rewarding Excellence & Clebrating Innobation

The Cysec Summit Awards serves as a prestigious accolade recognizing excellence and innovation in cybersecurity. Through these awards, we honor and celebrate the trailblazers, innovators, and guardians who tirelessly strive to secure our digital landscape.

Join us as we applaud their excellence and inspire a collective effort towards a more secure digital future.


CYSEC Cybersecurity Leader of the Year

Celebrating outstanding leadership in cybersecurity, this award recognizes an individual who has shown exceptional leadership and influence in the cybersecurity realm, inspiring change and progress as the CYSEC Cybersecurity Leader of the Year.

CYSEC Cybersecurity Researcher of the Year

CYSEC Cybersecurity Researcher of the Year Honoring excellence in cybersecurity research, this award acknowledges a visionary researcher who has made significant contributions to advancing the understanding and solutions in cybersecurity as the CYSEC Cybersecurity Researcher of the Year.

CYSEC Cybersecurity Educator of the Year

Recognizing dedication to cybersecurity education, this award commends an exceptional educator who has demonstrated excellence in imparting knowledge, fostering skills, and inspiring the next generation of cybersecurity professionals as the CYSEC Cybersecurity Educator of the Year.

CYSEC Best Cybersecurity Graduation Project of the Year

Highlighting innovation and excellence in cybersecurity education, this award honors the student or team with the most outstanding graduation project, showcasing creativity, technical proficiency, and real-world applicability as the CYSEC Best Cybersecurity Graduation Project of the Year.

CYSEC Best Open Source Project of the Year

In acknowledgment of exceptional achievement in cybersecurity, this award distinguishes the most exemplary open-source project of the year, showcasing innovation, practicality, and significant contributions to digital defense as the CYSEC Best Open Source Project of the Year.

CYSEC Woman Cybersecurity Innovator Award

A distinguished award for women who are pioneers in cybersecurity, creating innovative solutions that redefine the industry’s future.

CYSEC Best Cybersecurity Practice Award

Recognizing organizations that have demonstrated excellence in implementing comprehensive and effective cybersecurity strategies. The recipient will have shown innovation in security practices, effectiveness in risk management, and leadership in the field of Cybersecurity


Best OT/IT Solution Provider

Honoring excellence in bridging operational technology and information technology, this award recognizes the Best OT/IT Solution Provider of the Year for delivering innovative solutions that seamlessly integrate and optimize critical infrastructure and information systems.

Overall Cybersecurity Solution Provider of the Year

Recognizing unparalleled excellence in comprehensive cybersecurity solutions, this award honors the Overall Cybersecurity Solution Provider of the Year for delivering exceptional services and technologies that safeguard organizations against evolving threats and challenges.

Best Cloud Security Solution

Acknowledging excellence in safeguarding cloud environments, this award celebrates the Best Cloud Security Solution of the Year, recognizing a cutting-edge provider for their innovative and effective approach in securing digital assets within the cloud.

Most Innovative Cyber Security Solution

This award honors the Most Innovative Cybersecurity Solution of the Year, recognizing a groundbreaking and forward-thinking approach to addressing the evolving challenges in digital security.

Best VAD Company of the Year

Recognizing exceptional value-added distribution, this award celebrates the Best VAD Company of the Year for their outstanding contributions, strategic partnerships, and excellence in providing unparalleled support and solutions to partners and clients.

Best Identity and Access Management Solution

Emphasizing the critical role of identity and access management, this award celebrates the Best Identity and Access Management Solution of the Year, recognizing a solution that excels in ensuring secure and efficient access control, authentication, and identity governance.

Best Threat Intelligence Solution

Honoring excellence in proactive cybersecurity, this award recognizes the Best Threat Intelligence Solution of the Year, acknowledging a cutting-edge solution that effectively identifies, analyzes, and mitigates cybersecurity threats to safeguard organizations.

Best Cybersecurity Start-up

Spotlighting innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, this award celebrates the Best Cybersecurity Start-up of the Year, recognizing a standout newcomer for their exceptional contributions and groundbreaking solutions in the dynamic landscape of digital security.

Best Disaster Recovery and Backup Security Provider

Recognizing excellence in data protection and recovery, this award honors the top provider in safeguarding information integrity and ensuring seamless restoration in times of crisis.

Best OT/IT SOC Technology of the Year

Honoring the year’s top OT/IT SOC technology, showcasing innovative solutions driving security operations excellence in both operational technology and information technology domains.

How to apply for the




Review the categories and decide which is most suited to your organization. Read the category description, criteria for application, and who should apply details listed on the website.


Submit an Enquiry:

Submit an enquiry on the website and the categories that you may wish to apply for. You may select more than one category that is of interest to you. An email will be sent to you with the application form and submission requirements for that entry.


Collate Your Application:

Prepare all of the information to be included in the application form, noting the word limits, file formats, and deadlines for your submission. Complete all of the information.


Submit Your Entry:

Send your entry on the nomination forms above. The deadline for submitting the nominations will be available soon. Only information compliant with the category guidelines will be considered by our committee.


Acknowledging Your Entry:

Once your completed submission is received you will receive an email confirmation confirming successful entry for that category. If any information is missing you will be advised of the missing requirements.


Feedback on the Short-listed Submissions:

The awards committee will complete an initial review of all submissions and then a short list will be published.


Awards Ceremony:

The category winners will be announced in person at the awards ceremony. The winners will then be photographed, interviewed, and celebrated with the winners being published via media channels the following day.



Your submission will be reviewed by the Cysec Summit team to ensure that your submission is compliant with the submission guidelines (length of copy, documents provided etc.)


The compliant submission will be shared with the committee who will then evaluate all category entries, to rate them based on the criteria defined for that category. A short list of the best entries for the category will be agreed upon by the committee and announced.


The committee will then meet to review and evaluate in detail the submissions with a discussion of their merits. Another round of ratings and scores will be allocated by the committee to define the winner.