OSU Nominated for Top 50 Award

Oregon State University has been named one of 69 finalists nominated for the ONConference 2023 Top 50 Information Security Team Award. The winners of this award will represent some of the top information security teams in the entire world, and nominees span multiple industries, from major retailers to health and financial institutions. Notable nominees include GameStop, the NFL, Ulta Beauty, Morgan Stanley, DISH Network, Sutter Health and the State of Alaska.

While finalists were chosen based on nominations and applications, the top 50 are voted for by their community and peers. Votes from within Oregon State University will be capped at 200 to ensure fair competition; however, there is no limit to external votes.

The Top 50, Top 10 and Top Information Security Team of the Year winners will be announced virtually on October 24 at the OnCon Icon Awards during OnCon 2023.

To vote, go to: https://www.onconferences.com/information-security-team-vote.

A quote from OSU’s Chief Information Security Officer, David McMorries, about OSU’s nomination:

I am both honored and humbled that our team at Oregon State University has been nominated for the prestigious Top 50 Information Security Team Award by OnConferences. It is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion our collective OSU IT team brings to the information security landscape every single day. This nomination is not just about recognizing our achievements; it’s a reflection of the tireless efforts and the impactful contributions our team has made to the broader cybersecurity community. 

I’d like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed Chief Information Officer, Andrea Ballinger. Her visionary leadership, unwavering support, and steadfast commitment to excellence have undoubtedly been instrumental in our success. Andrea’s ability to inspire innovation and encourage thought leadership has allowed us to exceed our expectations and continuously push the boundaries of what’s possible in information security. 

We share this honor with every member of our team, our peers who have recognized our work, and the broader Oregon State University community. While we celebrate this recognition, it also serves as motivation to continue innovating, contributing, and leading in our field. Our journey towards safeguarding our institution’s digital assets is a continuous one, and every milestone, such as this nomination, is a powerful reminder of the difference we’re making. 

Let us all remember that security is not just a team effort, but a community responsibility. Together, we can continue to make OSU a safer, more secure digital environment for all.” 

~David McMorries, Chief Information Security Officer, Oregon State University
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