IoT Security Foundation’s Champion Award


IoT Security Foundation’s Champion Award

The IoT Security Foundation would like to identify and celebrate organisations which demonstrate good IoT security stewardship as part of the IoTSF’s mission to ‘make it safe to connect’ by driving best practice adoption and raising security standards.

The IoT Security Foundation has therefore launched the IoT Security Foundation Champion Award, in conjunction with the TechWorks Awards.

Award Benefits

The winner of the award will receive reputational and profile raising benefits. Tangible elements include: a physical award, a certificate, a press release and digital assets which can each be used for marketing purposes.

The IoT Security Foundation is the global champion for IoT security; as such this award is both prestigious and unique.

Who can apply?

The award is open to organisations that:

  • Develop IoT products for the market
  • Act as a retailer or distributor OR
  • Deploy/use IoT to enjoy a business benefit such as productivity/efficiency gains or enabling an innovative service.

Applicants can be from any sector and any part of the world.

Applicants do not have to be IoTSF members to apply for the award.

Within the application form we will invite applicants to submit evidence of security stewardship in one of more of the following areas:

  • Product or Service Design
  • Internal Organisational Processes (for example, senior management responsibilities, risk assessment, design and maintenance processes etc.)
  • Third party testing evidence
  • External Statements (for example having a public vulnerability disclosure contact point)
  • Standards
  • Influence on products procured or retailed
  • Influence on the supply chain
  • Adoption of Best Practices such as those provided by IoTSF
  • Applicants are further encouraged to identify aspects of security stewardship not covered in the above list.

How to Apply

The application form on the right is easy to use, simply:

  1. Add your company information
  2. Paste your submission entry
  3. Attach any further information you feel illustrates your entry content (maximum 1 upload)
  4. Click submit

The shortlist will be announced by the 2nd of November and the winner will be announced at the TechWorks Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony on Thursday 22nd November at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London.

The prestigious TechWorks Gala Dinner will bring together over 400 executives and professionals from across the industry and features Fine Dining, the TechWorks Award Ceremony, immense networking opportunities, beers & cocktails, a celebrity guest speaker and prize raffle.

This industry dinner provides an excellent opportunity to build brand awareness, network with industry leaders and meet or host existing and potential clients.  Don’t forget to grab a ticket for what is set to be an unforgettable night.

Application Hints & Tips

Although we wish to see a variety of approaches, there are some basic guidelines that can help you compose your entry.

  • The entry should be clear – It is better to give one example in detail and list others than attempt to cover too many topics in too much detail
  • Give a backgroundThe judges will not necessarily know about your sector or business, so a brief summary of these will help them place you in context. This might include size, turnover, recent issues in the sector, nature of business and so on
  • State the challenges – All applications really consist of a challenge or series of challenges that have successfully been met
  • Tell the story – Once the challenges are identified, you need to tell the judges how you met or overcame them. This is the most important part of the entry, it explains the actions, the issues and the reason that this is a potential winning entry
  • Use results – Judges look for evidence in success and innovation, this can be demonstrated in a number of ways but simple facts and figures often tell the story best.
  • Summarise and make the case – why should you win? This is the point to say and not be shy!
  • Write your entries before submitting them – write your entries offline, so that you have a permanent record of them. It will then take just a few minutes to submit them through our easy-to-use online submission system.


Nominee Company Name (required)

Applicant Email Address (required)

Nominee Company Marketing Contact or PR Agency Person (required)

Contact Email Address (required)

Contact Phone number (required)

Postal Address (required)

Award Application (complete below or send as attachment)

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