U.S. OSPA Award Recipients to Be Recognized at GSX
The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) honor and highlight the best companies, individuals, projects, and solutions that significantly contribute to security and its mission.
The OSPAs were created to both measure and honor the successes from the security industry, according to Martin Gill, director of Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International and founder of the awards.
“It’s very difficult to know when you’ve done a good job because if nothing happens, you’ve done a good job,” Gill says of recognition in the security profession.
Prior to the OSPAs, Gill adds that there was no independent global security awards program that was both credible and global. To create one based on being credible, ethical, independent, and transparent, Gill sponsored research into how to measure the successes of the industry and the people and organizations within it.
Now recognizing those successes throughout 15 countries, the recipients of the OSPA awards are selected by a panel of judges nominated by major industry associations.
The winners of this year’s U.S. OSPA awards will be announced at GSX 2022 on 13 September at 4:30 p.m. ET in Hall 5B. The awards reception is open to GSX attendees with an All-Access pass. Individual tickets for the event may be purchased onsite or via MCI.
The finalists include
🏆 Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director 🏆
Jessica Burley – Friends of Chuck
Jeffrey A. Dean CPP – Citrix
Matthew D. Hollandsworth, CISSP, CPP – AMERICAN SYSTEMS
Crystal Lea Lawson – RealPage
Eric Morse, CPP – Genentech
Paul Sarnese – Virtua Health, Inc
John Wojcik, CPP – The MITRE Corporation
🏆 Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director 🏆
Johnny Boykins – PalAmerican Security
Frank Catalano, CPP – Doyle Security Services
William Lumpp – Doyle Security Services
🏆 Outstanding Security Team 🏆
MetroLink St. Louis Team – Allied Universal
AGNE Security Team
MSP Airport Team – Global Elite Group
The University of Texas Police at Houston Uniformed Security Operations Team
🏆 Outstanding Security Consultant 🏆
Lynda L. Buel, CPP, CFE, CSC, CPTED Practitioner – Security Risk Management Consultants
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Pushkar Savargaonkar – HCA Healthcare
Glorin Sebastian – Google
🏆 Outstanding New Security Product 🏆
BlockID – 1Kosmos
EnforceAir – D-Fend Solutions
Ermetic Cloud Security Platform
Controller Upgrade Tool – Gallagher
Genetec AutoVu Cloudrunner
i-PRO mini AI camera
🏆 Outstanding Security Training Initiative 🏆
Home Healthcare Situational Awareness Training Program – AdventHealth IHS Security Team
Dennis O’Connor – DMAC Security
Aggressive Patient Simulation Training Initiative – Massachusetts General Hospital
Metro Department of Public Safety Training Initiative – Metro Transit (St. Louis)
🏆 Outstanding Security Partnership 🏆
AdventHealth IHS Security and Risk Management Teams
AMAG Technology and Equinix
Ivanti and Lookout
Security Executive Council
Louis MetroLink/MetroBus Public Safety/Allied Universal / Regional Metro Transit Task Force
ZS Application Security Centre of Excellence, ZS Associates Inc. and KPMG LLP
🏆 Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer 🏆
Axis Communications, Inc.
🏆 Outstanding Young Security Professional 🏆
Scott Ashworth, CPP – Overtime
Kelsey Carnell – Axis Communications, Inc.
Jose Paz – Global Elite Group
Matthew Porcelli, MSc, CPP, F.ISRM, MSyl – Harvard Protection Services
🏆 Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding) 🏆
Colorado Security Agency
Doyle Security Services, Inc.
DSI Security Services
Global Elite Group
🏆 Lifetime Achievement 🏆
To be announced at the awards ceremony