Categories & Nomination Forms

Category 1: DSCI Excellence Award for Security in Organization

DSCI Excellence Award for Security in Bank

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must be a banking company and should have beenproviding banking related services as per RBI norms and other related laws of the land.
    • Applicant must have been operating for a minimum of three years in India.

DSCI Excellence Award for Security in Telecom

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must be a telecom company, and should have beenproviding mobile, landline or other telecom services as per TRAI guidelines and other related laws of the land.

    • Applicant must have been operating for a minimum of three years in India.

DSCI Excellence Award for Security in E-Governance

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • The e-governance project should be under the central government or state government or any other government entity authorized to provide e-governance services.

    • The e-governance project must necessarily be in operation; projects still under development phase will not be considered.

DSCI Excellence Award for Security in e-Commerce

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Organizations must be providing e-commerce services over the Internet, whether B2B, B2C, C2B, and C2C market segment.

    • Applicant must have been operating for a minimum of one year in India.

DSCI Excellence Award for Security in IT Services – Large

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must be an IT services company, operating for a minimum of five years in India with a turnover of INR 2000 crores or more for the financial year 2013 – 2014.

DSCI Excellence Award for Security in IT Services – SME

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must be an IT services company, operating for a minimum of two years in India, with a turnover of less than INR 2000 crores for the financial year 2013 – 2014.

DSCI Excellence Award for Security in BPM – Large

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must have been operating for a minimum of three years in India with a turnover of INR 1000 crores or more for the financial year 2013 – 2014.

DSCI Excellence Award for Security in BPMSME

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must have been operating for a minimum of two years in India with a turnover of less than INR 1000 crores for the financial year 2013 – 2014.

DSCI Excellence Award for Security in Energy Sector Organization

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must be an energy sector (oil/ power/ gas/ coal/ nuclear or renewable energy sources) company and should necessarily be operatingin India for a period of at least 3 years.


Category 2: DSCI Excellence Award for Industry leaders

DSCI Security Leader of the Year Award (vertical specific)

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Individual should be from private or public sector.
    • Individual must have been performing leadership roles in security as a CISO, CSO, VP, Director, Security head or equivalent for the past five years.
    • Individual for whom IT security management comprises at least 50% of his / her role.

DSCI Privacy Leader of the Year Award (Ecommerce Section)

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Individual should be from private or public sector.

    • Individual must have been performing leadership roles in privacy for the past two years.

    • Individual for whom Privacy management comprises at least 25% of his / her role.


Category 3: DSCI Excellence Award for Security Products

DSCI Excellence Award for Emerging Information Security Product Company

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Company nominating any product for ‘Security Product of the Year’ category cannot nominate in this category
    • An Indian company which has developed Information Security product(s) can apply
    • Company that has won this award earlier is not eligible to apply
    • The company incorporated after 1st August 2008 only can apply for this category

DSCI Excellence Award for Security Product of the Year

  • Product Definition: Product could be a software/ hardware/ tool/ application etc. pertaining to information/ cyber security. Any incremental update or repackaging of an existing product will not be considered for this category.
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Nominated product should predominantly be a security product, which addresses security needs
    • Product cannot be of the company which has nominated itself for ‘Emerging Information Security Product Company’ category
    • Some portion of product development must have been done in India
    • Product must have been developed and operational; any idea/ concept will not be considered
    • Product must not be older than 2 year
    • The product should not have violated/ breached/ copied any idea/ concept/ product already copyright or patent

Category 4: DSCI Excellence Award for Privacy in Organization

DSCI Excellence Award for Privacy – Outsourcing Sector (IT-ITeS/BPM)

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must be an organization from outsourcing sector and should have been operating for a minimum of two years in India

DSCI Excellence Award for Privacy – Other Sectors

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must be an organization, other than from the outsourcing sector, and should have been operating for a minimum of two years in India

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