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 2020 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, emotional 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 and get other useful information. Applications open on 25th June 2020 and will close on 16th August 2020.
Jury members
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.
From CSO Forum
Thu, 01 Feb 2018 11:16:00 +0530
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He also doubled the allocation on Digital India programme to INR 3073 crore in 2020-21
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The results of the survey shows that regulatory pressure continues to be top of mind for businesses worldwide
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What exactly is prompting India, Inc. to go for these defense personnel as CISOs?