We have been overwhelmed with the number of nominations for the 2021 AISA Awards.  Congratulations to everyone who was nominated.   As Australia’s peak body for Cyber Security, AISA has created these awards to recognise and promote excellence, innovation and professionalism in the area of cyber security by individuals, projects, teams and organisations.

Member voting will open in the coming weeks.

Start up of the Year is still open for nominations...To nominate for Start Up of the Year - please follow this link


For more information please review the FAQ page 

Award Categories

Cyber Security Professional of the year (prize - $2000) - Highly experienced individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership, integrity, mentoring and coaching in the industry to both business peers and new entrants to the industry.

Cyber Security Rising Star of the year ($US7667 SANS course voucher) - Individual with less than three years of industry experience who is making a significant contribution to the field of cyber security.

Cyber Security Educator of the year ($2000) - Education body (TAFE or University) which has developed and implemented a comprehensive, flexible and easily accessible cyber security education program which delivers industry ready graduates to the market. 

Cyber Security Tertiary Student of the year ($US7667 SANS course voucher) - Student enrolled in TAFE or University who has demonstrated outstanding commitment, skills and passion in the field of cyber security. In addition, they encourage and assist other students or the community to improve awareness and safety.

Cyber Security Enterprise Employer of the year - Large enterprises that have demonstrated excellence in promoting cyber safety to customers, staff, the supply chain and the community. Enterprise who have given training or employment opportunities to a large number of interns or IBLS from TAFE / Universities.

Cyber Security SMB Employer of the year - SMB organisations with less than 1000 employees who have helped engage the general community and other businesses to promote and improve cyber security capabilities and maturity in the sector.

Cyber Security Researcher of the year ($2000) - An individual or team of researches whose work will greatly improve cyber security safety for the community, organisations or individuals. Their discovery will be impactful and lead to additional theoretical or applied discoveries.

Cyber Security Outreach program of the year ($2000) - The most innovative and impactful outreach program of an organisation which is focused on the education of their customers and / or suppliers resulting in a safer community.

Cyber Security Start Up of the year ($5000 and mentoring - CyRise and AISA) - An organisation less than 5 years old that has brought to market a unique product innovation around cyber security. (To nominate for this category, please follow this link)

Best STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) promoter of the year - Best school, institution or program that promotes and encourages 5-25 year olds to enter the field of STEM.