SC Awards 2010 winners presented at AusCERT

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SC Awards 2010 winners presented at AusCERT

Excellence in IT security honoured at Australia's peak industry event.

SC Magazine honoured Australia's top providers and practitioners in information security last night at a gala ball at the AusCERT conference on the Gold Coast.

Secure Computing (Australia) Magazine and Australia's Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) handed out gongs to organisations, individuals, projects and products that pushed the boundaries of information security.

Announcing the awards before about 800 delegates, SC Magazine editor in chief Nate Cochrane said submissions to the second SC Awards had nearly trebled.

"Trawling through the submissions, investigating, validating and disposing of the claims was a difficult and time-consuming task," Cochrane said. 

"We turned to our network of labs in Britain and the US, users of the products and channel partners for their feedback. 

"Such a task isn't possible without the hard work, commitment and diligence of our expert panel of judges who gave freely of their time and insights ."

The winners:

AusCERT's Annual Award for Individual Excellence in Information Security
Winner: Brian Hay, Fraud and Corporate Crime Group, State Crime Operations Command, Queensland Police Service

AusCERT's Annual Award for Organisational Excellence in Information Security
Winner: APCERT (Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team)

AusCERT's Award for Law Enforcement
Winner: Computer Crime Investigation Unit, Major Fraud Investigation Group, Queensland Police Service

SC Magazine Vendor of the Year
Winner: WatchGuard
Highly Commended: Stratsec, Imperva

SC Magazine Product of the Year
Winner: ClearSwift 
Highly commended: M86 Secure Web Gateway, Palo Alto Networks PA-4000 series enterprise firewalls

SC Magazine Innovation Award
Winner: ThinkUKnow (Microsoft, NineMSN and the Australian Federal Police)

 The conference continues until Friday.

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