Top Women in Security in Malaysia Awards Announced


The inaugural Top Women in Security in Malaysia initiative has been established to recognize women who have advanced the Malaysian security industry. Nominations open Monday September 7, 2020.

In a unique industry partnership arrangement, the Top Women in Security in Malaysia awards, part of a global campaign by the Women in Security & Resilience Alliance (WISECRA), bring together Malaysian Women in Security (MYWiS) and Malaysia Chapters of premier, global security industry associations, ISACA Malaysia Chapter and ASIS International Malaysia Chapter. The awards will be co-organised with MySecurity Media, a regional security industry publisher, including and Asia Pacific Security Magazine.

The Top Women in Security in Malaysia awards follow similar initiatives in Singapore, Philippines, and India, as well as Africa, Europe and Canada.

By offering recognition to women working in the field,  other women may be inspired to consider the security profession as a career, which in turn helps address a common imbalance and contributes to diversity,” said Bonnie Butlin, the founder and international coordinator of WISECRA, a global network of female security professionals.

Nominees must be women with more than three years of experience in the Malaysian security industry, be that in cybersecurity, electronics, physical and management roles. Self-nominations are welcomed.

Nominations are scheduled to close on October 23, 2020 where they will be judged by an esteemed group of panellists and winners will be announced and recognized in early December with a virtual awards ceremony.

About Malaysian Women in Security (MYWiS)

Malaysian Women in Security (MYWiS)” aims to connect, engage and support women across Malaysia who are currently involved in or are interested in various Security disciplines such as cyber security, information security, physical security, to name a few.

About MySecurity Media                      

MySecurity Media has grown to become a well-respected media group dedicated to the security and technology industry. Founded in 2006, the company has grown to be a primary source of information and reference for security industry professionals, as well as end-users.

About ISACA Malaysia Chapter

ISACA Malaysia is the local chapter affiliate of an international body of information governance professionals known as ISACA (previously known as Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA goes by its acronym only to reflect the broad range of IT governance professionals it serves) and has over 800 local members in Malaysia. The local chapter’s objective is to promote research, standards, competencies and practices for effective governance, controls and assurance of information, systems and technology.

About ASIS International Malaysia Chapter

ASIS Malaysia Chapter was established in 2009 as part of the ASIS International worldwide organization for security professionals across all industry sectors.

About Women in Security & Resilience Alliance (WISECRA)

The Women in Security & Resilience Alliance (WISECRA) is a sub-network of the Security Partners’ Forum. WISECRA is a non-hierarchical, non-outward facing “plug-and-play” Agile Network that brings together various women in security & resilience entities from across the globe to network and share best practices. WISECRA cuts across all sectors of security & resilience.

Nominations open 7 September – visit here

The deadline for nomination is October 23.


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