FedScoop asks: Who are the government’s cybersecurity leaders and innovators?

The rapid growth of cyberattacks has necessitated unique and nimble cybersecurity solutions. With its 2013 Cyber Awards, software security manufacturer Symantec is looking to recognize some of the individuals behind those solutions.

Symantec has opened up nominations for the awards, which will be announced at its upcoming 11th annual Symantec Government Symposium. The Cyber Awards will recognize those who exemplify excellence in government cybersecurity through individual contributions to cybersecurity programs protecting data and systems.

The awards will also honor thought leaders who have developed and operationalized innovative strategies or programs to address government cybersecurity challenges.


Leaders in five areas of government will receive awards: civilian employees, defense employees, state and local employees, members of Congress and educators. U.S. and international government employees are invited to nominate colleagues, and industry individuals are encouraged to nominate government employees as well. Government employees can also nominate themselves.

Once all nominations are received — by Aug. 1 at the latest — a group of technology leaders from the public and private sectors will review and make the final decisions.

To nominate an individual or get more information, click here.

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