Categories & Nomination Forms

Excellence in Capacity Building of Law Enforcement Agencies

  • Eligibility Criteria
    • Nomination must only be sent by State / UT Police (eg: Karnataka Police, Haryana Police, Chandigarh Police etc.) or Investigation Agency (eg: CBI,NIA etc.). Nominations from city/district level police (eg: Pune Police, Hyderabad Police etc.) will not be considered in this category.


India Cyber Cop Award for Excellence in Cyber Crime Investigation

  • Eligibility Criteria

    • Each state police organization / investigation organization can send maximum of two entries. Self nominations are also accepted provided they are endorsed and sent through proper channel of state police/ investigation agency thereby ensuring that not more than two entries are received from a state/agency.

    • Only one officer should be nominated for each nomination, i.e., a state /investigation agency can nominate only 2 officers for two different cases.

    • Investigation done by any state police organization in the country, including the NIA, CBI etc. will be considered.

    • Cases should be of important or sensitive nature
      • Which have the potential to impact the usage of information technology strategically by central & state governments, industry/industries or services availed by citizens (including impact on adoption of e-Governance applications/ E-Commerce/social media by governments/organizations/citizens)
      • or those which have caused public concern / created curiosity amongst the common citizen(s)


    • The investigating team should have made use of electronic and, technology-based tools to solve the case/ cases.

    • Cases investigated & finalized without invoking IT Act, 2000 (As amended by the Amendment Act, 2008) will not be considered for the award evaluation process.

    • Cases in which investigation is completed, and charge sheet is submitted to the court of law or those closed for other reasons, during the period –1st August2013 to 31st July 2014 – will be considered, irrespective of year of registration. However, due weightage will be given for speedy and expeditious investigation. Also, the cases that were investigated effectively within the limits of available resources will have due importance. Cases ended up with conviction during the above period can also be considered.

    • Since investigation is a team effort, the parent organization must nominate one person representing the team, who has participated in the investigation, and who has contributed critically and substantially to the success of the investigation. The entry should clearly bring out the role played by the officer nominated. Officers associated with the investigation in a supervisory or advisory capacity should not be nominated for the Award.

    • Important note: State police / investigation agencies are requested not to reveal the identity of the victims, criminals, suspects and /or any other information of confidential nature. State police / investigation agencies are requested to anonymize the case details wherever necessary. Copies of articles that appeared in newspapers, copies of videos broadcasted on TV channels and other material that supports the work or outlines how the outcomes have been achieved may be sent along with the nomination form.


Winners talk

Ugam’s core purpose is to leverage the power of DATA and ANALYTICS to make a meaningful impact. And where...
Vishal Katial
VP – IT & ISMS, Ugam Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
“Quatrro has been an early adopter of best-in-class security practices and frameworks. The DSCI award...
BM Rangan
CISO and SVP-Quality, Quatrro Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
“DSCI Excellence Awards is an industry leading recognition in the area of Data Security and Privacy in India...
P.Unnikrishnan
Director, Risk Management, HP GBS (Global Business Services)
“Cyberoam was awarded as the Best Information Security Product Company for 2013 by DSCI and this honour has...
Hemal Patel
MD & CEO, Cyberoam Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
As a global leader in Financial Technology, information security plays a significant role in Polaris...
Madhu K
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Polaris Financial Technology Ltd.
“Securing this award for the second consecutive year from a leading industry body establishes our position as...
Colonel AK Anand
Senior VP & CISO, NIIT technologies Ltd
Our customers trust us with their personal information and their privacy. Protecting that information and...
Burgess Cooper
CTSO, Vodafone India Ltd.
In today’s ever increasing challenge of a competitive global economy, winning corporate awards such as DSCI...
Vishal Salvi
CISO, ISG-Information Security Group, HDFC Bank Limited
“The DSCI Excellence Award has put us on a firm pedestal when it comes to thought leadership in information...
Amutha Arunachalam
Assistant Director General (ADG), Unique Identification Authority of India

Process Partner

DSCI Excellence Awards Sponsor

Award Cat.:DSCI Security Leader of the Year 2014

Media Partner

Online IS Media Partner