The 2023 Germany Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) celebrated excellence in security management and innovation during a virtual event held on October 26, 2023. The prestigious awards recognised outstanding individuals and organisations for their remarkable contributions to the security industry.
The 2023 winners are:
Outstanding In-House Security Team
Team Global Security & Protection – BioNTech SE
“We feel honoured to receive the OSPA for the Outstanding In-House Security Team! We as a team are very proud and happy to work as a part of this group of unique and diverse people. Every member has put a lot of energy into safeguarding the organisation from the beginning and we are excited that our continued efforts have been rewarded with the OSPA.“Katharina Beckers, Manager Global Security & Protection, BioNTech SE
Outstanding Security Training Initiative
Siemens Energy Cybersecurity Awareness Culture
“As an independent and credible industry recognition, this OSPA means a lot to us. It proves that our efforts to elevate security awareness are bearing fruit. Thank you to our Awareness Culture team at Siemens Energy, to our supporters and all employees within our organization who help us shape a security culture, and finally to the initiators of this awards scheme.”Johannes Hackstette, Head of Cybersecurity Awareness Culture at Siemens Energy
Outstanding Security Partnership
Universitätsklinikum Freiburg i. Brsg. und Polizeipräsidium Freiburg i. Brsg.
“Dealing professionally with a wide variety of internal and external situations presents both organizations with major tasks, as the requirements are fundamentally different to other situations, especially in ongoing clinical operations at a university hospital.This implies a common basic understanding of the other institution and, based on this knowledge, clear agreements on communication, alerting, operational tactics and behavior in specific situations. It is a great honour for us to receive this recognition from the OSPAs in this category and to receive the award in the face of very strong competition!”Priv.-Doz. Dr. Thorsten Hammer, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
The winners were selected by an independent panel of judges, comprising leading figures from the German security industry nominated by our supporting associations.