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 AwardsWinners 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.

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

End-User Categories

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

Best Anti-Malware Vendor
Kaspesky Lab

Best Identity and Access Management Vendor
CA Technologies

Best Network Security Vendor

Best Cloud Security Vendor
Barracuda Networks

Best Encryption Vendor

Best Mobile Security Vendor
Check Point


Best Managed Security Services Provider
Paladion Networks

Managed Detection and Response Services Provider

Best Security Systems Integrator
Gulf Business Machines (GBM)

Editor’s Choice

Al Masah Capital

Juniper Networks

Landmark Group


Watch this space for the photo coverage of the event.

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