Leaders in the Middle East IT security space gathered last night for the inaugural Security Advisor Middle East Awards.

The winners of the inaugural Security Advisor Middle East AwardsThe winners of the inaugural Security Advisor Middle East Awards

Held at the Habtoor Grand Resort, Dubai, the event honoured outstanding individuals, businesses, and vendors that have delivered ground-breaking business value through the innovative application of security technologies.

These players have helped build a security culture not just in their own organisation but in the broader business community. They hail from government and private sector, and from a wide variety of backgrounds. The winners were chosen from a pool of over 150 nominations by an esteemed panel of judges which include Hariprasad Chede, President, ISACA, UAE; Javed Abbasi, Founder, GISBA; Mario Foster, CIO, Al Naboodah Group Enterprises; and Naimish Shah, VP – Enterprise Architecture, Emirates NBD. Each nominee was reviewed and judged by our judging panel in terms of their leadership achievements as demonstrated by the depth and breadth of initiatives, creativity and specific measurable results.

Scooping the two individual accolades were Sheikh Adnan Ahmed, IT Governance Officer, wasl who was recognised for his ‘Personal Contribution to IT’ and Adel Alhosani, ‎CISO and Information Security Head, Dubai Customs was named Top CISO/CSO of the Year.

Here is the full list of winners:

IT Security Project of the Year – Public Sector – Ministry of Interior, UAE
IT Security Project of the Year – Private Sector – Gulf Air
Most Outstanding Security Team of the Year – RAK Bank
Editor’s Choice – Al Nisr Publishing
Anti Spam Vendor of the Year – Symantec
Anti Malware Vendor of the Year – Cisco
IAM Vendor of the Year – Centrify
Network Security Vendor of the Year – Fortinet
Public Sector Security Solution Vendor of the Year – Huawei
Cloud Security Vendor of the Year – Dell Security
Encryption Vendor of the Year – Sophos
Mobile Security Vendor of the Year – F5 Networks
Managed Security Services Provider of the Year– Paladion
Security Systems Integrator of the Year – GBM

Once again Security Advisor ME would like to congratulate all award winners and nominees and thank everyone who attended the event.

To view the photo coverage of the event please visit our Facebook page – facebook.com/SecAdvisorME

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