NextCSO is an annual awards and recognition program instituted by the CSO Forum magazine, which aims to identify 30 experienced senior executives and managers who have the skills, ability and motivation to become Chief Information Security Officers (CSOs).
The NextCSO 2017 award winners will be selected through a rigorous and comprehensive process that will evaluate professional achievements, management and leadership skills that are essential to fulfilling the challenging role of a CISO. To learn more about how to apply, Read more...
  • Applicants should have a minimum of 7 (seven) years of full-time work experience, and be a resident of India. They need to be currently employed in an organization (cannot be self-employed). Experience in information and data security, risk management and compliance will be advantageous, but not essential.

  • By applying for the NextCSO award, you get a free diagnosis of your personality and leadership traits from Central Test, France. Also, you will have the opportunity to interact with India’s information security thought leaders. All award winners will be featured in a special book that will be circulated to hundreds of top organizations.
  • To apply for the NextCSO award, you need to register on this site. There is NO application fee. Registration will enable you to track the progress of your NextCSO application, download white papers and case studies, and get other useful information. Applications open on Friday, 14 April 2017 and will close on Monday, 15th May 2017.
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India’s leading risk and information security Leaders play a large role in steering the selection process of the NextCSO award winners. These seasoned senior executives, who cumulatively represent hundreds of years of managerial experience and technical expertise, define the selection criteria, interview candidates and approve the list of award winners.
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