Categories and Eligibility Criteria

Category 1: DSCI Excellence Award for Security in Organization

DSCI Excellence Award for Security in Bank

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must be a banking company, operating in India, and should have been providing banking related services as per RBI norms and other related laws of the land.
    • Your application would be eligible for evaluation only if this award category receives 3 or more than 3 different nominations.

DSCI Excellence Award for Security in Telecom

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

    • Your application would be eligible for evaluation only if this award category receives 3 or more than 3 different nominations.

DSCI Excellence Award for Security in Internet, Mobile & e-Commerce

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Private sector Oorganizations, operating in India, must be providing e-commerce/online services over the Internet, whether B2B, B2C, C2B, and C2C market segment.

    • Your application would be eligible for evaluation only if this award category receives 3 or more than 3 different nominations.

DSCI Excellence Award for Security in IT-BPM (Large)

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must be an IT- BPM company, operating for a minimum of three years in India with a turnover of INR 1000 crores or more for the financial year 2015 – 2016.

    • Your application would be eligible for evaluation only if this award category receives 3 or more than 3 different nominations.

DSCI Excellence Award for Security in IT-BPM (MSME)

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must be an IT-BPM company, operating in India, with a turnover of less than INR 1000 crores for the financial year 2015 – 2016.

    • Your application would be eligible for evaluation only if this award category receives 3 or more than 3 different nominations.

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 operating in India.

    • Your application would be eligible for evaluation only if this award category receives 3 or more than 3 different nominations.


Category 2: DSCI Excellence Award for Industry leaders

DSCI Excellence Award for Security Leader of the Year

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Individuals nominating for ‘Privacy Leader of the Year’ category cannot nominate in this category.
    • Individual should be from Indian private or public sector.
    • Individual must have been performing leadership roles in security as a CISO/ CSO/ VP/ Director/ Security head or equivalent.
    • Individual for whom IT security management comprises at least 50% of his / her role.
    • Your application would be eligible for evaluation only if this award category receives 3 or more than 3 different nominations.

DSCI Excellence Award for Privacy Leader of the Year

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Individuals nominating for ‘Security Leader of the Year’ category cannot nominate in this category.

    • Individual should be from Indian private or public sector.

    • Individual must have been performing leadership roles in privacy.

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

    • Your application would be eligible for evaluation only if this award category receives 3 or more than 3 different nominations.


Category 3: DSCI Excellence Award for Privacy in Organization

DSCI Excellence Award for Best Privacy Practices in IT-BPM Sector

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must be an organization from outsourcing sector operating in India.
    • Your application would be eligible for evaluation only if this award category receives 3 or more than 3 different nominations.

DSCI Excellence Award for Best Privacy Practices in User Industry

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must be an organization, other than from the outsourcing sector operating in India.
    • Your application would be eligible for evaluation only if this award category receives 3 or more than 3 different nominations.

Category 4: DSCI Excellence Award for Cyber security Evangelists

DSCI Excellence Award for Cyber security Services

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must be an organization, operating in India and should have been offering and delivering cyber security/ information security services.
    • Your application would be eligible for evaluation only if this award category receives 3 or more than 3 different nominations.

DSCI Excellence Award for Cyber security Education

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must be a recognized university/college/institute, and should have been offering cyber security/ information security course/degree approved/accredited by any central/state/deemed university in India.

    • The course/degree should be functional, i.e., at least one batch should be enrolled for it.

    • Your application would be eligible for evaluation only if this award category receives 3 or more than 3 different nominations.

DSCI Excellence Award for Raising Security Awareness

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicant must be an organization/entity/individual operating for a minimum of two years in India, and should have been sensitizing the cyber security/ information security to mass audience.

    • Your application would be eligible for evaluation only if this award category receives 3 or more than 3 different nominations.


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