The nomination form serves as the means by which all nominees are evaluated and must be completed in their entirety to be considered by the ISE® Judges. Candidates for the ISE® Awards may be nominated by a manager, team member, colleague, peer, technology partner or themselves.
After the Close of Nominations, T.E.N. compiles all the nomination forms and screens them for completeness. Approximately two weeks in advance of the Judges Meeting, the nomination forms are sent to the Judges for evaluation against a set of criteria. Applications that are incomplete are not eligible and will not be forwarded to the Judges.
A different panel of Judges is selected for each of the ISE® Award programs and some Judges participate in more than one panel per year. Our Judges represent diverse backgrounds from different industry sectors and are individuals of influence in the security and technology industries. Almost all of the Judges are past nominees, finalists or winners, but can also be executive security practitioners and on occasion may be members of the media, or industry analysts. All judges are announced on the ISE® website.
Approximately two weeks in advance of the Judges Meeting, the Judges review each of the nomination forms that have been submitted and score the nomination. The Judges will meet in person in the host city to discuss the merits of the nominations submitted and discuss the scoring results. After the conclusion of the Judges meeting, the Judges take into account all their discussions and conduct a final vote to determine the finalists and winners. As all ISE® Nominees are celebrated and honored, the finalists and winners are not made public until the ISE® Awards Gala ceremony.
The ISE® Judges, an independent body of information security executives, will make the final decision on whether a nominee is qualified to participate in the ISE® Awards.