15th Annual SC Magazine Awards US – Recognizing Today’s IT Security Leaders Protecting Against the Threats of Tomorrow

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Open for Nominations – Premier US Security Awards Adds Three New Categories: Best Cloud Computing Security, Best Fraud Prevention Solution and Best NAC Product

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At this year’s SC Awards gala, we will be celebrating the brave men and women battling a new era of cyber crime, where stealthy and persistent threats are stealing the daily headlines.

SC Magazine Awards US, which honors the professionals, companies and products that help thwart the security threats of today’s corporate world, is accepting nominations for the 15th annual SC Awards US. The deadline for submissions, August 26, is around the corner. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards gala event at RSA in San Francisco on February 28, 2011.

Each year, SC Magazine honors the achievements of the security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the fervent work of government, commercial and non profits.    

SC Awards US Categories

Security professionals have the opportunity to now enter 33 categories grouped under three major themes: Readers Trust Awards, Excellence Awards, and Professional Awards, as chosen by their peers and a panel of industry experts. This year, vendors have three new opportunities for recognition, as SC Magazine added Best Cloud Computing Security, Best Fraud Prevention Solution and Best NAC Product
to the SC Awards line-up.

Vendors and service providers who offer a prod¬uct and/or service for the commercial, government, educational, nonprofit or other industries can enter the Reader Trust and Excellence categories. All of these categories relate to products, services and/or informa¬tion security companies. Information security professionals from end-user companies can enter into the Professional categories, which honor teams and CSOs/CISOs.

“Now in its 15th year, the SC Magazine Awards is hailed as one of the most prominent global awards in the IT security industry,” said Illena Armstrong, editor-in-chief, SC Magazine.”At this year’s SC Awards gala, we will be celebrating the brave men and women battling a new era of cyber crime, where stealthy and persistent threats are stealing the daily headlines. We look forward to hearing the stories of innovation and victory, as we encounter a new frontier of corporate security threats designed to steal the heart of an organization, data.”

With more than 650 nominations last year, we expect these numbers to increase as the demand for innovative security tools intensifies. In addition, we’re seeing growth and increased participation across the board as the SC Magazine events continue to attract high quality candidates.

Nominations can be made through the SC Magazine Website at http://www.scmagazineus.com/sc-magazine-awards-2012/section/2199/. You don’t have to complete it all at once. Begin your nomination now, save it and come back later to complete it, if necessary. The late entry deadline for the Awards is August 26, 2011.

Throughout the selection process, the finalists provide valuable insight on some of the biggest security challenges facing organizations. Finalists will provide further vision and perspectives in the magazine, on the SC Awards blog and a live stream of tweets from the event. Security professionals can also stay current on other relevant IT security news and breaking stories on the SC Magazine website and Twitter feed.

"Recognition from the SC Awards has helped us build awareness and excitement for our brand, security leadership and solutions,” Spencer Cobb, CEO, Mobile Active Defense (M.A.D.), Rookie Security Company of the Year Winner, 2011. “We look forward to SC Awards 2012 and the opportunity to participate in one of the most prestigious and respected IT security achievement programs in the industry.”

About SC Magazine
SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand’s portfolio includes the SC World Conference and Expo, SC Congress Canada, SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums

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Media:
Hally Wax
hally(at)mix-pr(dot)com
206.353.0888

Nominations and event information:
Natasha Mulla, event manager
natasha.mulla(at)haymarketmedia(dot)com
646.638.6108

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