GSN’s 2019 10th Annual
Homeland Security Awards

Program Is Open For Entries!

Deadline is November 20th
Government Security News is very pleased to welcome you to the 2019 HSA Awards program, which opens officially for entries on Monday, Ocober 29th. The Awards Program was established to recognize and salute the great accomplishments of the leading security experts, and to congratulate leaders in all walks of life who are realizing more every day that cyber attacks exist and can be totally destructive.  The updated program will consist of forty-plus entry categories in eight broad groups and will feature many new entry categories in the respective fields.
GSN is also pleased to announce that Chuck Brooks has agreed to be the Lead Judge of this HSA awards program – as he has done for many years. Chuck was named “Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year” in both the 2017 and 2016 in the Cybersecurity Security Excellence Awards.” He is also an advisor to Linkedin on Cybersecurity and emerging technology issues. Among his many other accomplishments, Chuck works for Sutherland Government Solutions as VP of Government Relations and Marketing, and in his spare time he handles the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Cyber Resilience Institute, and the Center for Advancing Innovation. He was also a member of the Adjunct Faculty at John Hopkins, where he taught homeland security for two years.
IMPORTANT DATES
  • Entries Open –October 29th
  • Entry Deadline – November 20 th
  • Finalists Announced – November 27th
  • Awards Presentations – December 16th
Winners will be announced on the Government Security News website gsnmagazine.com and feature prominently in the GSN Magazine Special Awards Edition.
Join us in recognizing outstanding research, development, and innovation in Homeland Security taking place throughout 2019.
How to Enter: Submissions Deadline is November 20th, 2018 for all Nominations to the GSN HSA Security Awards. Nominations may be made by the individual company or organization seeking recognition, or on their behalf by clients, employees, and academics. Each entry requires an Entry Form to be completed along with the entry fee.
Note: A company or organization may be nominated in multiple categories, provided the forms and fee’s have been completed and paid for each entry.
Additionally, there are several opportunities for Sponsorship of the Awards Magazine and News Release. For all awards queries and sponsorship information contact Chris Zawadzki, Circulation Director at 203-900-4488 or chriszawadzki@gsnmagazine.com.

THIS YEAR’S BROAD GROUPS

  • Access Control/Identification

  • Detection Solutions

  • Communications Solutions

  • Surveillance Solutions

  • Best Perimeter Protection, Fencing, Gates, Guard Booths

  • Best Integrated Security Programs

  • Most Notable Security Programs, Projects and Upgrades

  • Underwater Surveillance/Detection Solutions

  • Best Airport/Seaport/Border Security Fencing, Barriers, Guard Services and Perimeter Protection

  • Best Airport/Seaport Integrated Security Programs

  • Best Airport/Seaport/Border Human Resource Development, and

  • A single final award for Most Notable Security Program, Project or Overall Security Upgrade in each of the three interrelated markets of Airport, Seaport and Border Security.

Airport/Seaport/Border Categories

Cyber Security Products and Solutions

Judging in this category is based on a combination of client organization, technological innovation or improvement, filling a recognized government IT security need and flexibility of a solution to meet current and future organizational needs.
  • Best User & Entity Behavior Analytics Solution
  • Best Industrial Cybersecurity Solution
  • Best Application Security Solution
  • Best Multifactor Authentication Solutions
  • Best Anti-Malware Solution
  • Best identity Management Platform
  • Best Enterprise Management Platform
  • Best Enterprise File Solution
  • Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment
  • Best Cyber Operational Risk Intelligence
  • Best Data Security/Loss Management Solution
  • Best Email Security/ Loss Management Solution
  • Best Endpoint Detection and Response Solution
  • Best Forensic Software
  • Best Big Data Analytics Solution
  • Best Threat Intelligence Solution
  • Best Network Security/Enterprise Firewall
  • Best Physical Logical Privileged Access Management Solutions
  • Best Continuous Monitoring & Mitigation Solution
  • Best Security Incident and Event (SIEM) Management
  • Best Server Security Solution
  • Best Server Infrastructure Orchestration
  • Best Enterprise Immune System Technology
Vendor Entries

Physical Security Products and Solutions

Judging in this category is based on a combination of an increase in client organization, technological innovation or improvement, filling a recognized government IT security need and flexibility of a solution to meet current and future organizational needs.
PHYSICAL SECURITY ACCESS CONTROL & IDENTIFICATION
  • Best Biometric Identification System
  • Best Biometric Matching System
  • Best Fingerprint/Facial Recognition System
  • Best Automatic Border Patrol System (Gates, Barriers, Kiosks, etc)
  • Best ePassport Readers
  • Best Physical/Logical Privileged Access Solution
  • Best Mobile Device Processing
  • Best Access Control Hardware
COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONS
  • Best Interoperable First Responder Communications
  • Best Law Enforcement one Button Lock-down and immediate 9-1-1 Notification in Shooter Scenarios
  • Best Fingerprint/Facial Recognition Systems
  • Best Automated Border Patrol Package (Gates, Barriers, Kiosks, etc)
  • Best ePassport Readers and Solutions
  • Best Physical/Logical Privileged Access Solution
  • Best Mobile Device Processing
  • Best Access Control Hardware
DETECTION PRODUCTS
  • Best Active Shooter Gunshot Detection Solution
  • Best Chemical Detection Product or Solution
  • Best Explosives Detection Product or Solution
  • Best Walk-Through Metal Detector Solutions
  • Best Nuclear/Radiation Detection Solution
  • Best Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPAR)
  • Best High Tech Scanners for Airport Cargo Containers
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SOLUTIONS
  • Best City-Wide Video Surveillance
  • Best Video Management Software
  • Best IP Security Access Control
  • Best Audio Surveillance, Communications Platform
  • Best Thermo, Nightvision, Infrared Cameras
  • Best Video Storage/Digital Transmission System
OTHER PRODUCTS
  • Best Perimeter Protection, Intrusion Detection System
  • Best Crash Barriers (Gates, Fences, Barriers, Bollards)
  • Best Physical Security Information Management Solution (PSIM)
  • Best Guard Booths
  • Best High-Tech Scanners for Airport Cargo Containers
SERVICES/EDUCATION
  • Best Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, Clean-up
  • Best Guard Service, Facility Security, Force Protection Service
  • Best College/University in Homeland Security
  • Best Seaport/Maritime Security Education Provider

CATEGORY 3: GSN 2018 Government Excellence Award

Judging in this category will be based on one or more of the following criteria in the development of successful strategy and increase in public safety, providing a notable solution to a recognized problem, reduction in cost and/or major increase in efficiency and effectiveness, decisive successful action and response to threat or emergency.
  • Most Notable Airport/Aviation Security Program
  • Most Notable Maritime/Seaport Security Program
  • Most Notable Mass Transit Security Program
  • Most Notable Critical Infrastructure Protection Program
  • Most Notable Cybersecurity Program or Technology
  • Most Notable Emergency Response Implementation – Federal, State or Local
  • Most Notable Law Enforcement Interdiction, Arrest, Counter Terrorism or Crime Protection Program – Federal, State or Local
  • Most Notable Municipal/County Security Program, Project or Initiative
  • Most Notable State Government Security Program , Project or Initiative
  • Most Notable Federal Government Security Program, Project of Initiative
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