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Welcome to the CISO Village Awards – a first-of-its-kind distinction to recognize individuals and startups making a large-scale impact in cybersecurity.


The awards are created and upheld by Team8’s CISO Village of hundredss of global professionals and shine a light on the contribution and personal excellence of exceptional CISOs.

Awards Timeline


Nominations open


Nominations close

26/5 - 3/6

Voting process


Winners announced

Individuals who shared knowledge and best practices for the betterment of the wider CISO community over the last two years.

Individuals devoted to increasing the representation and engagement of underrepresented minorities in the field of cybersecurity in the past two years.

Individuals who shared a thought-provoking piece, speaking engagement, or campaign regarding broad-range cyber policies that made an impact on the community in the past year. 

Startups working in collaboration with a CISO exemplifying significant time or money savings, and/or impact. 

CISOs who have demonstrated exceptional dedication, leadership, and innovation in cyber over the span of their career.

Awards Categories

Our Esteemed Judges

Global CISO/SVP, Walmart

CISO, Rockwell Automation

Group Vice President, New Ventures and Innovation at NTT Ltd

CISO, Petrofac

CISO, Scotiabank

CISO, Unilever

CISO, Thirty Madison

Chief Risk Officer, BitSight

CISO/SVP, Oportun


The CISO winner in each category will receive $5,000

donated to an NGO of their choice

As well as recognition at our awards ceremony during Team8’s CISO Summit in Tel Aviv


Asked Questions

  • Depending on the category, any person holding the title of Chief Information Security Officer can be considered at the CISO Village Awards. 

  • Anyone can - a CISO can nominate themselves or be nominated by others. Everyone from every area and outlook of the industry can be nominated as long as they meet the award criteria. 


    Before nominating someone, we recommend approving and confirming the details with them. A CISO nominated by someone else will need to approve their details in order to make the shortlist.

  • Each award has its own criteria and requirements - that being said, we encourage everyone to apply whether they meet the full criteria or not. For a full list of the criteria, read more about the awards → 

  • Not at all - both nomination and participation in the CISO Village Awards are free of charge.

  • The awards are recognized and upheld by Team8’s CISO Village, a professional community of CISOs from the world’s leading enterprises like Walmart, Moodys, Microsoft and many more. These Villagers play a significant role in Team8's unique company-building model and ecosystem. 

  • That depends on the category and stage of each submission:

    • Initial round - Our committee, comprised of Team8’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board members, will evaluate the submissions. 

    • Second round - This voting process will be open to both Team8’s Village and the general public, and will be weighted alongside the judging committee's evaluation.

  • Definitely - they can be nominated for as many awards as apply to them.

  • Winners will be announced in the third week of June during Team8’s annual CISO Summit In Tel Aviv, Israel. We will release more details closer to this date.

  • Yes, winners in each category will receive a $5,000 donation on their behalf to a vetted nonprofit of their choice, as well as recognition at our awards ceremony during Team8’s CISO Summit in Tel Aviv.

  • Yes, please reach out to our organizers for more details at

Awards Timeline

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