The German OSPAs serve to acknowledge the infinite contributions that companies, initiatives, teams and individuals make to the security industry and wider community.  The awards recognise exceptional industry talent and innovation in different categories.

All those that have been selected were marked independently by the esteemed judging panel and all reached a score threshold – ensuring they represent the very best in the industry.

Finalists will now go forward to the next phase of the competition and winners will be announced on Tuesday, 15th December at a virtual awards ceremony to take place as part of an online Thought Leadership Webinar. Register to attend here    

The finalists are:

Outstanding In-House Security Team
Internal Security & Cyber Defense – Deutsche Telekom Security GmbH
DLR Krisenstab – Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V
Konzern Sicherheit – Volkswagen AG

Outstanding Security Training Initiative
“Hacker Island” Cyber Risk & Information Security – Commerzbank AG
“How to start with Information Security?” E-Learning Campaign – LANXESS
“Security Starts with You” Security Awareness Tool – Volkswagen AG

Outstanding Security Partnership
“Early Extremism Detection Tool” – IRC Consult & the Austria Police
“Awareness-building for critical infrastructure” – Schleupen AG & SoSafe GmbH
Volkswagen AG & IAV GmbH Drone Innovation Partnership

Lifetime Achievement Award
The winner will be revealed on the day


Finalists will now go forward to the next phase of the competition and winners will be announced on 15th December at a virtual awards ceremony to take place as part of an online Thought Leadership Webinar. The webinar will begin with a panel discussion on “Germany and the security response to Covid-19: what have been the learning points?

Panellists:
Hans-Wilhelm Dünn – President at Cyber-Sicherheitsrat Deutschland
Dr. Michael Littger – Managing Director of Deutschland sicher im Netz (DsiN)
Axel Petri – Deputy Chief Security Officer Deutsche Telekom AG and Deputy Chairman Security Committee BDI
Volker Wagner – Chairman of the board of the ASW Bundesverbandes

The OSPAs would like to thank all Supporting Associations and their representative judges for their help in recognising outstanding performance in the German Security Industry.