Global CISO 100 2023: Vote now

The deadline for nominations is Friday 14 July.

Nominate your security leaders and CISOs whom you believe deserve to be recognised in HotTopics Global CISO 100 Awards.

HotTopics is proud to announce the nominations for the Global CISO 100 2023 are now open.

Chief Information Security Officers have the responsibility of working to protect their organisations and its teams, data and resources. This pivotal position is central to the trust that customers and the wider industry place on businesses, impacting its growth trajectories. This role has come under greater scrutiny given post-pandemic measures, hybrid working strategies, a rapidly changing geo-political map, and, most recently, the watershed moment of ChatGPT and the potential of generative AI. 


Global CISO 100 2023

HotTopics was the first to showcase global security leadership in a top 100 list, back when the CISO role gained momentum for its executive position, in 2017. Each year the remit of the CISO evolves and adapts to suit the new threat landscape, and although each year the respect for the security leader increases, this is hard won by.

They must consciously protect the business from attacks, pre-empt threats and curate a culture of protection within its teams. Ensuring the business has this culture increases the resilience of the business as the industry fights against a worryingly complex cybersecurity situation.



  • Building a company-wide security strategy that mitigates risk and maximises business performance;
  • Leading by example, and championing diversity and inclusivity as the baseline of business;
  • Overseeing disruptive change under transformation and/or remote working;
  • Championing a culture of security internally;
  • A known thought leader, representing the sector on current and future state cybersecurity topics.


Judging Panel

  • George Eapen, CIO & CISO, Petrofac
  • Christopher Neal, Global CISO, Ramsay Health Care
  • Anna-Lisa Miller, CIO, Spectris
  • Mark Walmsley, Global CISO, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Deborah Wheeler, CISO, Delta Airlines


The deadline for nominations is Friday 14 July.

These security leaders will have gone above and beyond to help drive business success. The paradox of keeping a business secure while fuelling its growth is the essence of why cybersecurity is a vital function worth celebrating.

The Global CISO 100 2023 builds on the success of our 2017 list, which then formed the first ever global CISO 100 list, and the 100 Global CISOs 2020 and thereafter. As we have now established, it is a celebration of one of the most important executives of any successful business.

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