Candidate must be a Singapore Citizen or a Singapore Permanent Resident and a full-time student below the age of 30 years old at the time of submission.

Candidate must enrolled in a school/institutions/polytechnic/university locally, including private institutions at the time of submission.
Attribute Example Weightage
Selection Round Final Round
Contribution/volunteer in the area of Information Security
  • Student clubs
  • Helping in organising events
30% 30%
Information Security achievement
  • Competitions
  • Challenges
30% 30%
Portfolio (Demonstration of passion in Information Security)
  • Blogging
  • Forum
  • Articles
  • Certifications
20% 20%
  • Role model
  • Leadership
  • Personality
10% 10%
Referee Report
  • Teacher/Mentor

10% 0%
Presentation to Final Round judges on "Why I deserve the award?"

Ability to articulate and be ambassador for cybersecurity to peers, ethical issues, etc

0% 10%
Candidates must be nominated by their respective institution of higher learning and must be endorsed by the Head of School / Head of Department. Each institution is allowed to submit a maximum of three (3) candidates. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Nomination form must be completed fully and accurately. Supporting documents must be submitted together with the nomination form to support the nomination. Incomplete, inaccurate or late submission will be disqualified.

Nomination will be closed on 1 August 2019 at 23:59 (Singapore Time).
Nomination form for Students Award can be downloaded from here.

The form is in PDF format. To view, fill-in, and print the form, please download the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

There is no nomination fee for Student category.
Submission will be closed on 1 August 2019 at 23:59 (Singapore Time).

Completed nomination form and supporting documents must reached The Cybersecurity Award 2019 Organising Committee by 1 August 2019 at 23:59 (Singapore Time) via the following:

The selection for this Award will undergo a two-round process.

In the Selection Round, which will be held at the Q3 2019, all candidates will be screened based on the inputs provided by the respective institutions.

There is no interview process in the Selection Round.

Shortlisted candidates from the Selection Round will be notified via email on their successful selection to proceed to the Final Round by Q3 2019.

Finalists will be notified via email on the venue, date and time slot of the presentation. Judging dates are pre-arranged according to the availability of the judges. Any request to re-schedule will not be accommodated.

For the Final Round, which will be held at the Q3 2019, there will be a 10-minutes face to face presentation and 5-minute Q&A.

All Award Winners will be announced and presented at The Cybersecurity Awards and Gala Dinner 2019 at 8 November 2019. All finalists must be present at the Awards Ceremony.

The judging panels will comprise of industry leaders and senior officials from CSA. The decision of the judging panels is final and no appeals will be entertained.