Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  • What is MESA?

    MESA is a conference and awards event organized to honor key cyber security leaders & executives for their contributions and innovative approach in securing & protecting the middle east enterprises.
  • What are (ISC)2 – MESA Executive Security Awards (Committee Choice) ?

    MESA has partnered with (ISC)2 to honor security executives in the Middle East through Committee votes of (ISC)2 and CISO Council in various categories that includes (ISC)2 - MESA Information Security Executive, (ISC)2 - MESA Government Security Leader & (ISC)2 - MESA Women Security Leader, (ISC)2 - MESA Information Security Executive (Banking & Financial Services), (ISC)2 - MESA Information Security Executive (Healthcare),(ISC)2 - MESA Information Security Executive (Government)
  • Who is hosting the MESA Awards?

    MESA is an Emirsec Venture supported by (ISC)2 & other global cybersecurity partners. 

  • Who is supporting & endorsing these awards?

    A large number of Industry Association and Consortium's such as ISC2, ISACA, CISO Council, Digital Risk Alliance and others are supporting the event.
  • Who should apply for these awards?

    • CxO - CSO, CISO, CRO, DRO, • VP – Information Security / IT• Head – Information Security / Compliance, • IT Security Manager • Manager/Director tasked with security responsibility
  • What is the awards nomination process?

    Mostly Security Executives based in Middle East or working for the companies in Middle East can apply for the same Online Nomination Form or email completed nomination forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Limited International CISOs with exemplary achievements will also be considered by Jury every year.
  • What is the awards nomination qualification and judging process followed by MESA team?

    The nomination qualification and Following Judging Process Critera is used by MESA Awards Team and Jury members from various domains.
  • How will the nomination data be used, can I request specifically , not to use any particular details provided in public forum?

    You can explicitly request MESA to keep certain information confidential if necessary. You can also submit nominations with acceptable encryption or IRM tools.
  • What is the deadline for the awards nominations?

    Deadline for MESA CISO100 & (ISC)2 awards submission is Feb 28, 2018.
  • Do you have any recommendations for awards nominations submissions?

    The following are tips for nomination submission:- Fully Complete Nomination Form- Successful Initiatives and Business Value - Details of any other recognition for these initiatives- Reference or contact of person reporting to- Size and revenue of organization- Organization security sensitivity
  • How do I submit or reach the MESA team?

    Submit on or Send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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