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Security Advisor ME recognises excellence in IT security

The second annual Security Advisor Middle East Awards saw prominent players in the information security industry, including private and public sector CISOs and CSOs, gather in the UAE to celebrate achievements from the regional IT security space.

Winners of the second annual Security Advisor Middle East Awards
Winners of the second annual Security Advisor Middle East Awards

The awards ceremony took place last night at the Habtoor Grand Hotel, Dubai were attended by 200 industry stalwarts, and recognised 19 organisations and IT security leaders.

This year Security Advisor ME has revamped the process for the awards. Winners were chosen via public online voting by the publication’s readers from a list of finalists selected by an esteemed panel of judges.

Over 200 nominations were received this year, with about 10,000 online votes.

Security Advisor Middle East Awards’ seconding inning’s judging panel is comprised of Adel Alhosani, CISO, Dubai Customs; Hariprasad Chede, CISO, National Bank of Fujairah and President, ISACA; and Javed Abbasi, founder, GISBA.

To view the photo coverage of the event click here.

Here’s the full list of this year’s winners:

End-User Categories Winner
Best IT Security Project – Public Sector Electronic Government Authority RAK
Best IT Security Project – Private Sector Al Hilal Bank
Most Outstanding Security Team Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Personal Contribution to IT Security Aliasgar Bohari, Zulekha Hospitals
Top CISO/CSO of the Year Emad Maisari, Mubadala Development Company
Vendor Categories
Best Anti-Spam Vendor Symantec
Best Anti-Malware Vendor Kaspesky Lab
Best Identity and Access Management Vendor CA Technologies
Best Network Security Vendor Fortinet
Best Cloud Security Vendor Barracuda Networks
Best Encryption Vendor Sophos
Best Mobile Security Vendor Check Point
Best Managed Security Services Provider Paladion Networks
Managed Detection and Response Services Provider CTM360
Best Security Systems Integrator Gulf Business Machines (GBM)
Editor’s Choice
Al Masah Capital
Juniper Networks
Landmark Group
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