The SC Magazine Awards are held each year during the Infosec conference in London. It is one of the most prestigious events in the information security field and the awards are one of the most coveted. Having been selected as one of the finalists for the award last year, I was honoured when I first heard I had been selected again as a finalist this year.
On the night of the event I was delighted and honoured to hear the announcement that I was selected as the Information Security Person of the Year for 2013. Below is a picture of the moment itself;
I would like to thank all my family, friends, colleagues, and clients who have supported me over the years and helped make the above award possible. I see the award as a reflection as to how the information security field is growing here in Ireland. We have many excellent indigenous security companies growing here, a large number of industry giants in the security field have selected Ireland for their European HQs, and we have many skilled professional supporting the financial and pharmaceutical sectors. On top of that Irish people have been involved in security in various forms for centuries, so you could say security is part of our heritage. Hopefully we can build on all this and make Ireland a recognised centre of excellence for information security.
More highlights of the night are available in this video,