To inspire, promote, and reflect on the New Zealand InfoSec industry and its people, their accomplishments, and efforts toward making our world more secure.
To formally recognise the achievements of outstanding New Zealand InfoSec professionals, companies and initiatives / events.
Important Dates for 2023
Over 250 of New Zealand’s cybersecurity industry leaders and professionals gathered on 14 November 2023 at Wellington’s Te Papa Museum to honour and acknowledge the accomplishments of their colleagues and peers.
3rd August - 14th September
Entry Is Open for the 2023 iSANZ Awards
14th of November
Winners Announced at 2023 Awards Gala Dinner, Te Papa Museum, Wellington.
Latest iSANZ News
Aotearoa New Zealand celebrates cybersecurity excellence at 2023 iSANZ Awards
Dame Susan Devoy to keynote 2023 iSANZ Awards
iSANZ Awards unveils finalists for 2023
Reminder: entries now closing 5pm Thursday 14 September
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Who judges the iSANZ Awards?
Our panel of independent judges is made up of experts from across the country’s cybersecurity community. Each category is judged by at least two judges, who shortlist three finalists and ultimately decide on the winner. Find out more about our current and past judges here.You can learn more about our Judges here.
Who is eligible to enter the iSANZ Awards?
All New Zealanders or New Zealand-based individuals and organisations doing interesting or innovative things with cybersecurity are able and eligible to enter.
Who attends the iSANZ Awards each year?
iSANZ consistently attracts people from all four corners of the country’s cybersecurity and information security, including from the public and private sectors. Plus, of course there’s a heavy presence of entrants, finalists, sponsors, and supporters.
When and why was iSANZ Founded?
In 2014, Kendra Ross, Lana Tosic, Barry Brailey, and Mike Seddon attended a cybersecurity awards in Australia and quickly realized there was a lack of homegrown recognition for New Zealand’s cybersecurity professionals. Motivated to honour local talent, they founded iSANZ, which held its inaugural launch event that year, with 2015 marking the first awards entries and gala dinner – shaping the path for iSANZ’s successful history.
When and where are the iSANZ Awards held?
For the past nine years, almost all iSANZ Awards events have been held in November at Wellington’s Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. It’s a fitting venue to celebrate the accomplishments of the nation’s cybersecurity industry.
How Can I Attend the Gala Event?
That’s easy – you just secure a ticket! We release tickets to the annual Gala Awards Event after our category finalists are announced. That usually happens in September or October and is advertised here on the iSANZ website and on our social media channels. In the meantime, you can contact us at [email protected] to register your interest in booking a ticket or table of tickets.