SOURCE: CSO magazine

May 27, 2014 12:44 ET

CSO Opens Nominations for the CSO50 Awards That Recognize Innovative Security Projects Driving Business Value

CSO50 Security Confab + Awards Conference to Honor Winners in February 2015

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2014) - IDG Enterprise's CSO -- the premier security media brand providing insight into business risk leadership -- is now accepting nominations for the 2015 CSO50 Awards. The CSO50 awards recognize 50 organizations that have delivered ground-breaking business value through the innovative application of risk and security concepts and technologies. Honorees will be recognized in February 2015 at the third annual CSO50 Security Confab + Awards conference taking place in Florida.

"Security continues to be a priority for organizations, and I am very impressed with the strategic projects past awards winners have initiated and implemented to mitigate risk," said Joan Goodchild, editor, CSO. "Given the number of innovative programs that have been nominated, this year we will recognize 50 organizations. Sharing these award recipients' success at the CSO50 Confab + Awards conference sparks a conversation and drives potential future cutting-edge security projects. I am excited to see the remarkable submissions for the 2015 class of CSO50 awards."

What: Nominations are now open for the 2015 CSO50 Awards. Presented at the CSO50 Security Confab + Awards conference, the third annual CSO50 Awards recognize the most innovative and ground-breaking security initiatives from organizations across the country demonstrating outstanding business value and thought leadership.

Who: Has your organization or client implemented an innovative security or risk initiative? Share this project through a CSO50 nomination.

When: The deadline for submissions is July 2, 2014.

How: The 2015 CSO50 Awards nomination form can be accessed here:

About the CSO50 Awards
Debuting in 2013, this CSO Awards program recognizes organizations' security projects that demonstrate outstanding business and thought leadership. Due to the increased quality of submissions, the 2015 program will recognize 50 award recipients, an increase over the 40 organizations that received awards in 2014. Unlike awards programs that recognize individuals, the CSO50 Awards will recognize specific organizations and a particular project/initiative within each organization. Awards will be presented in February 2015 at the 2015 CSO50 Security Confab + Awards conference taking place in Florida. View the complete list of 2014's award winners here.

Sponsorship Opportunities
To discuss sponsorship opportunities for the CSO50 Confab + Awards conference, please contact Bob Bragdon at 508.935.4443 or

About CSO
CSO is the premier content and community resource for security decision-makers leading "business risk management" efforts within their organization. For more than a decade, CSO's award-winning website (, publication, executive conferences, custom solutions and research have equipped security decision-makers to mitigate both IT and corporate/physical risk for their organizations and provided opportunities for security vendors looking to reach this audience. To assist CSOs in educating their organizations' employees on corporate and personal security practices, CSO also produces the quarterly newsletter Security Smart. CSO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at

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