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The most coveted awards of the InfoSec Community, by the Community and for the Community is here...


We all being part of the info-sec community are contributing our bits-n-byes to make the virtual and the real world secure and safer. Many among us, irrespective of the role they play, the hat they don, they make significant to have a huge impact on the info-sec world.

Black Shield Awards at Nullcon is a small effort to recognize those big contribution and salute them. For this we need your help, as a part of community you have been driving us and contributing to our energy. We  request you to a step further and nominate the worthy community contributors from various parts of the TInfo-Sec ecosystem.

To make nominations we have created following 4 broad categories. You are welcome to nominate more than one people to multiple categories. Here is our way and your chance to say it with Black Shield Awards "YOU ARE AWESOME"

The Categories


This category is to recognize the Government body or individual accomplishing pioneering job in implementing security for the Government.

Elite CISO

The CISOs who have achieved excellence in applying security in their organization and in Public Domain. This category involves banks, telecom, Finance, Travel domain which directly deals with Public resource, individual data and connectivity.

Community Star

The go to person in the community whose contribution, knowledge sharing, administration, communication, proliferation has helped many comrades in the security world.


The most talked about person in most of the 1337 conferences and communities, one who has made significant contribution to the security landscape and has been an inspiration to others. His/Her achievements and contribution should be open for public and not proprietary.

Best of the Show

This award is for our Exhibition / Prototype participants, organizations making remarkable innovations in the field of security and also demonstrating the sense of social responsibility.

Will be decided at the Venue

Best Null Chapter

null - Bangalore Has been the best chapter for last 2 successive years. It will be interesting to see if some other chapter wins this prestigious award this year. Winners are chosen based on the agenda, number of members retained, extended and quality contributions.

Decided based on Around the year performance

The Process

BlackShield Awards is a 3 step Process


We invite nomination for all the categories from all over the world. From the received nomination Award Juries select 4 finalists strictly based on the credibility, contribution and Impact created by the Nominees.

Juries do extensive background research to choose the finalists.


We declare the top 4 finalists in each categories and ask every one to vote for the finalists.

The Award Ceremony

The Finalists & the winners are invited to NullCon and the awards are presented on the BlasckShield Awards Night.

Important Dates

  • 09-12-2017: The nominations Open
  • 29-12-2017: The nominations Close
  • 09-01-2018: The voting process Starts
  • 09-02-2018: The voting process Closes
  • 03-03-2018: "Best of the Show" Award at Closing Ceremony

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