About the Awards

The Top Women in Security ASEAN Region Awards form part of a global campaign by the Women in Security & Resilience Alliance (WISECRA). This initiative is open to all ASEAN member countries and follows successful awards in 2022, 2021 and was launched with the Top Women in Security Awards held during 2020 in Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines.

As an ‘Industry Community’ orientated awards the feedback has been deep and meaningful. The awards ceremonies and the acceptance speeches from the Finalists is a testament to what the awards mean to participants and the value given for professional recognition and development.

Year to year we have gathered unique industry partnership arrangements, bringing together key chapters of premier, global security industry associations and professional women in security groups in Singapore. Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia and including the ASEAN Region Women in Security Network.

Nominations generally include women holding senior security roles including CISO, Global Head of Cyber Threat Prevention, Operation Director, Senior Business Director, Executive Director – Information & Cyber Security Risk, Security Lead – Cybersecurity GRC and Threat Exposure Management lead.

Nominees (other than for Open Category Awards) must be women with more than three years of experience in the security industry, be that in cybersecurity, electronics, physical, protective and risk management roles. Self-nominations are welcome. Open Category Awards are open to all.


One In Tech, an ISACA Foundation, is supporting the Top Women in Security ASEAN Region Awards.
SheLeadsTech is the banner program of One In Tech, dedicated to building a gender diverse and inclusive global community of cyber professionals. Initiated in 2017, SheLeadsTech empowers women to enhance their professional skills and advocate for their career advancement. SheLeadsTech also brings global awareness to the lack of gender diversity in all levels, particularly chief and executive positions, within tech fields.

One in Tech, through the Top Women in Security ASEAN Region Awards is kindly offering a Professional Development Bundle to the Top 30 Finalists for 2023. 

This will include:

  • Free one-year ISACA professional membership, giving access to career advancement events and webinars;
  • One free ISACA course from CRISC or CISM;
  • Connection to ISACA’s mentoring program and access to certified digital trust professionals as mentors or mentees; and
  • Access to additional ISACA and OIT resources.

1. Self nominations are welcome – a minimum of one reference will be required.
2. Award category winners are not eligible for consecutive years (as of 2023).
3. Award Finalists are not eligible after three consecutive years (as of 2023).
4. Nominations for marketing related roles or for the purposes of non-sponsored vendor promotion are not eligible.
5. Nominations for roles based outside of the ASEAN region are eligible but must sufficiently substantiate their activity or contribution within one or more nation within the ASEAN member countries.
6. Sponsorship is welcome but will not influence the independent Judging process.
7. Nominations from non-sponsor vendors for more than one nominee will be subject to a nomination charge.

Become an Awards Ambassador | For previous winners and finalists, submit three (3) or more eligible nominations to be recognised as an Awards Ambassador.