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Bob's Business: Double Award Nominations

Published 29th Jan 2019 by Shaida Khan

Bob’s Business has been providing engaging, educational cyber security training for its clients since 2007.

We pride ourselves on the work we’ve done to help benefit the information security community and how our courses have helped organisations develop secure workplace cultures. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that we have been nominated for not one, but two industry awards.

Bob’s Business Founder and CEO Melanie Oldham, has been nominated for Security Champion of the Year in the 2019 Women In IT awards, whilst the business’ Cyber Security Awareness Training product has been shortlisted for Outstanding Security Training Initiative in the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).

The Women in IT Awards is the world’s largest event focused on tackling gender imbalance by recognising the achievements of women within the technology sector. Since its launch in 2015, the Women in IT Awards has showcased women in technology and identified new role models in London, New York, Ireland and Silicon Valley.

The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on 30th January at the Grosvenor Square, Marriott Hotel, London.

The Outstanding Security Training Initiative category at the OPSA’s recognises individuals or companies that operate a successful training scheme, which promotes outstanding performance and has produced identifiable results.

In this category, Bob’s Business has put forward its Cyber Security Awareness Training package. Since it was first released the online training courses have educated over 500,000 users across hundreds of organisations on cyber security essentials, which gives individuals a foundation in cyber best practice and creates a secure working environment for our clients.

Bob’s Business previously won an OSPA in 2017 for its innovative ‘Think Before You Click’ phishing simulation service. Implemented as a positive not punitive training exercise for employees, communication is at the heart of each ‘mock’ phishing email campaign, strengthening the relationship between IT and end users, where historically barriers have been created.

The winners for the Outstanding Security Performance Awards are to be announced on the 28th February 2019 at the Royal Lancaster, London.

Founder and CEO of Bob’s Business, Melanie Oldham said “ I have sidestepped previous women in cyber awards as I wanted to be recognised as the pioneer of a great business, not just a woman within the cyber sector. Having now developed a growing business and understanding the importance good role models play in attracting more females into the industry, along with the importance of diversity, I now feel proud to be nominated for my achievements within the cyber sector”.

If you would like to find out more about Bob's Business, please visit bobsbusiness.co.uk


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