In June, Forrester announced our inaugural Security & Risk Enterprise Leadership Award. Today, we’re extending the deadline for submissions to September 12 to give applicants time to finish their much-needed summer vacations and complete the application process.

The Security & Risk Enterprise Leadership Award will recognize organizations — and their leaders — that have transformed the security, privacy, and risk management functions.

In days past, these functions were known for being obstructionist cost and compliance centers that were largely disconnected from the core business. This award recognizes those who turned these into business functions that drive trusted relationships with customers, employees, and partners — thereby fueling the organization’s long-term success.

Our award stands out from other awards because it:

  • Celebrates the entire organization.
  • Rewards security teams for the impact that they have on their business.
  • Recognizes that there are no perfect organizations.

This award not only celebrates the organizations pushing the space forward, but it communicates to business and tech leaders across industries on how security, privacy, and risk management drive the trust that’s essential to their success.

See Stephanie Balaouras’ blog, Announcing Forrester’s Security & Risk Enterprise Leadership Award, to learn more about the award.

Who Should Apply?

Nominations for Forrester’s Security & Risk Enterprise Leadership Award are open to organizations with 1,000 or more employees in both the public and private sectors.

High-tech service providers that compete in these markets are excluded, but they can nominate clients (with those clients’ permission, of course). If you’ve had a crisis (breach, outage, compliance fine, privacy abuse) recently, we still encourage you to apply, especially if you have insights to share about how your organization handled the crisis and what you learned from the experience.

You can find more information about the award categories, plus detailed submission packages and instructions, here.

Submissions close on September 12, 2023. We’ll notify finalists by the end of September.

We’ll then announce finalists and award recipients ahead of Forrester’s Security & Risk Forum in North America. The award recipients will join us at our Forum and on stage to receive and celebrate their award during the event, which will take place in Washington, D.C., on November 14–15, 2023.