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SC Awards is open to all information security vendors, service providers and professionals.

Vendors and service providers that offer a product and/or service for commercial, government, educational, nonprofit or other industries can enter the Trust and Excellence categories, which relate to products, services and/or information security companies. Entrants should be executing work in North America. 

Information security professionals from end-user companies – not vendors or service providers – can enter into the Professional Awards categories, which honor teams and individual CSOs/CISOs working in North America. Again, this means vendors or service providers that sell IT security-related products or services to private and public organizations DO NOT qualify for these categories and SHOULD NOT ENTER. If vendors or service providers do enter, they will be disqualified after editorial review of entrants in these categories and will receive no refund of related entry fees. It is acceptable and, indeed, encouraged for vendors and service providers to nominate their thought-leading customers, however. After all, the Professional categories have been created to honor the accomplishments of their end-user customers. 

Other Professional categories relate to both professional certification providers and those professional advancement companies that offer training on various information security issues to end-user companies. These, too, should be based in North America.


Entry deadline: September 25, 2019. Entries submitted after this will incur a late fee. No exceptions.
Deadline for late entries: October 2, 2019. However, all entries received after Wednesday, September 25 will incur a penalty of $190 per entry.

Entry fees:
Trust Awards: $400 per entry
Excellence Awards: $400 per entry
Professional Awards: $300 per entry


Finalists announcement: Finalists will be announced online at https://www.scmagazine.com/awards/ in November.

Winners announcement: Winners will be announced at the SC Awards 2020 Gala Dinner to be held on February 25, 2020 in San Francisco. Please contact Anna Naumoski at 646-638-6015 or anna.naumoski@haymarketmedia.com for further details.

Entry questions: Please contact Matthew Honovic at 646-356-1814 or matthew.honovic@haymarketmedia.com.

Sponsorship questions: Please contact David Steifman at 646-638-6008 or david.steifman@haymarketmedia.com.