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Recognising the Top 30 Innovative Cybersecurity Leaders in ASEAN

Horangi is proud to launch the inaugural Security Leaders ASEAN Awards to recognise the top 30 cybersecurity executives whose leadership drive resilience, deliver business value and spur innovation in their organizations.

These awards celebrate the mark of excellence within the Security Leaders ASEAN cybersecurity industry and confer this honour on transformational individuals who demonstrate delivering business value and leadership in markets across ASEAN.

An esteemed panel of judges will select the top 30 cybersecurity executives based on how they have introduced key initiatives over the past year, collaborated and influenced their Management Teams and Boards to enhance resilience within their organizations, and their contributions to the wider cybersecurity community.

Awards Entry Criteria

Horangi and its partners are proud to be honouring the Top 30 Security Leaders ASEAN starting in 2022.

The Security Leaders ASEAN Awards will recognise CISOs at both in-country and regional levels in ASEAN, in cybersecurity across private industries for their contributions and excellence in organizational protection.

The awards are open to the top ASEAN-based cybersecurity leaders in an organization who has overall responsibility and control of the cyber security vision and direction for the company.

The awards will look deeper at how leading individuals and organizations deliver security projects and initiatives which demonstrate outstanding business value and innovation, help overcome rising threat levels across Southeast Asia, tackling ongoing challenges in relation to increasingly sophisticated hackers and cyber talent shortages.

The 2022 Security Leaders ASEAN Awards questionnaire will seek to determine:

  • How security-led initiatives and projects have added value to how an organization manages threats.
  • Examples of collaboration with the wider organization and leadership team in relation to cybersecurity.

Nominations will be confidentially assessed by our panel of judges ranging from security leaders, industry experts, analysts and academics. Submissions are free to enter and can be self-nominated or nominated on behalf of someone else - just click on the button below to get started!

Meet Our Panel of Judges

Paul Hadjy

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Horangi

Paul is the CEO and Co-Founder of Horangi Cyber Security, with over a decade's experience in Cyber security. Prior to Horangi, Paul worked at Palantir Technologies, where he was instrumental in expanding their footprint in Asia Pacific, building the business in commercial and government verticals, and growing its regional teams. In 2016, Paul was the Head of IT for Grab and shaped company’s internal technology, information security, and business process architecture during their hyper growth phase.

Kumar Ritesh

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Cyfirma

Ritesh has over 2 decades of global cybersecurity leadership experience across all facets of the security industry, in both the public and private sectors. A highly dynamic executive who successfully blends technology acumen and business skills, he has a strong track record of developing successful cybersecurity strategies, products, policies, standards, and solutions, in addition to running complex cybersecurity programs.

John Lee

Managing Director, GRF Asia-Pacific, President, PMI Singapore Chapter

John has over 20 years experience in Information Security, OT Cybersecurity, Project Management, Governance, Risk Management and Operations. John has executed business transformation projects and managed global services in Infosec, Infrastructure and Integration across Asia-Pacific and Middle East. John is a APMG Certified Trainer for CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, has certifications in IT Security, Governance, Risk Management, Privacy, Auditing, Project Management and was the recipient for the ISACA May Day Award in 2017 and 2018.

Jeremy Snyder

Jeremy is a serial entrepreneur with global experience. His career has been 6 startups (4 co-founded), Rapid7 and Amazon Web Services. Jeremy has a BA in Linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) and an MBA in Enterprise Management from George Mason University (USA). Jeremy has lived in 4 countries, speaks several languages, once went 3 days without seeing another human and another time got kicked off a train in central Sweden.

Anthony Johnson

Anthony is a former CISO at multiple Fortune 100 Companies and is currently a Managing Partner at Delve Risk. He has led some of the largest global cybersecurity programs in Financial Services and is a passionate advocate for addressing the issues of diversity and inclusion within the IT domains.

Nominate yourself or someone you know for the Security Leaders Awards today!