The IET Innovation Awards 2017 (image)

15 November 2017 | The Brewery, London, UK


2017 category sponsor

Other IET awards

Cyber Security

Sponsored by Frazer Nash Consultancy
Supported by CREST



Category scope

Entries to the IET Cyber Security Innovation Award category are welcomed from all organisations, including universities, public sector bodies, professional security services providers, technology vendors and resellers or end-users.

The Cyber Security Award will recognise innovation that has reached the stage where its potential to mitigate risk to organisations, government and individuals in the UK has been clearly identified.

Entries can range from security research, to new products or services that help to solve today’s important security challenges, through to innovative education campaigns or certification schemes. We are interested in fresh thinking, advanced technology and new approaches that address today’s cyber security problems.

Entries are particularly encouraged from – but not limited to - the following areas:

  • Threat intelligence
  • Incident response
  • IoT
  • Social media
  • Mobile malware
  • DDoS
  • Third party attacks
  • APTs
  • The insider threat
  • Cloud computing
  • Phishing and social engineering
  • Education
  • Cyber Forensics
  • Threat detection
  • Critical infrastructure


There are three simple steps to entering the awards


Prepare your entry form and any supporting evidence (if appropriate) along with a high res photo (min. 300dpi) of your innovation. You’ll need a succinct title and a brief description (50 words max), we also ask for a PR contact (if relevant).


Register as a new user on the online submission system and submit your entry form, evidence and photo following the on-screen instructions.


Put 15 November 2017 in your diary. You’ll need to attend the ceremony if you’re shortlisted!




Handy hints for completing your entry form

  • The title of your entry should describe the content and not include the name of your company or organisation with no more than 15 words
  • You may enter up to three categories with each innovation but will require a separate entry form for each
  • Ensure you actually describe how your innovation works (simple, but not always the case!)
  • No sales jargon please
  • Be specific to the questions posed
  • Remember to refer back to the judging criteria
  • Please remember that it is quality over quantity. Pay attention to the guideline words lengths
  • The description in question five may be used to describe your innovation in any general marketing and publicity that the institution does on your behalf should your entry reach finalist stage of the awards. This marketing will reach a very broad audience and needs to be constructed in non-technical terms. It should not simply repeat the entry title as the two will usually be listed together