The 2017 Scottish Cyber Awards took place in central Edinburgh last night, celebrating the country’s most innovative, pioneering and successful cyber security work.
The second annual awards, organised by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, had the highest ever number of nominees and introduced a number of new categories to showcase the diversity of the sector in Scotland.
Ray Bugg, the managing director of DIGIT, the official media partner of the Cyber Awards said, “The quality of the research and the work being carried out in Scotland is second-to-none. We are producing some of the world’s leading talent when it comes to cybersecurity and cyberskills and we absolutely need to celebrate that. DIGIT was delighted to be part of the 2017 awards and would like to congratulate all of the winners on some very well deserved recognition.”
The Scottish Cyber Awards 2017 Winners:
Best Cyber Start-Up
Best New Cyber Talent
Collaboration With Police Scotland
Cyber Evangelist Of The Year
- Professor Bill Buchanan OBE (Edinburgh Napier University)
- Stuart Hirst (Capital One)
- James Kwaan (iSACA Scotland) – Winner
Cyber Resilient Community Impact Award
Cyber Security Teacher of the Year
- Colin Drummond (West Lothian Council)
- Gareth Rae (Girvan Academy)
- Toni Scullion (St Kentigern’s Academy) – Winner
Outstanding Women In Cyber
- Laura Sullivan (ZoneFox)
- Alison Brogan (ECS Security Ltd.) – Joint Winner
- Naghmeh Moradpoor (Edinburgh Napier University) – Joint Winner
International Contribution to Cyber Security
Leading Light Innovation
Best Cyber Breakthrough
Best Cyber Education Programme
Leading Diversity in Cyber
Outstanding Cyber Team
Champion Of Champions
This category was specially chosen by the judges to represent the very best of the nominees in the 2017 awards. The winner was chosen because they represent the future of the sector, champion diversity and exemplify initiative and innovation.
- Toni Scullion – St Kentigern’s Academy (Turing Testers)
Colin Slater, cyber security Partner at PwC in Scotland said: “Another year of awards that demonstrates how cyber is prevalent in across all walks of business and life. What was encouraging to see this year was the diversity of entries. This wasn’t just a set of technical awards – we also had entries from designers, marketeers, teachers and school pupils – showing that there is an increasing awareness about cyber security being an issue for everyone.
“To that end, it was also a pleasure to award teacher Toni Scullion and her team of pupils dubbed the Turing Testers as this year’s champion of champions.
“Not only are they fantastic role models for fellow teachers and pupils, but they have considerable energy and passion for what they do.
“For our industry to grow and evolve even more, it will take innovative people like Toni and the Testers not only to show the way, but to be involved, sharing their enthusiasm, so that others can see what is possible.”
Congratulations to every one of the nominees and winners. In our eyes you all won.