On 27 May, the Computable Awards has announced that the Cyberwerf programme is nominated in the category 'ICT-project of the Year for SMEs'. This progamme allows vocational level (MBO) students to work as SME cybersecurity consultants and map the cybersecurity related issues of SMEs. Partners of the Cyberwerf-project are the Economic Board The Hague, ZKD indrustial park, HSD, Kenniscentrum Integrale Veiligheid and ROC Mondriaan.
A group of 15 Computable experts has digitally judged the 21 proposals in the ICT-project of the Year for SMEs. Based upon their grades, the top 10 was invited for the judging meeting of 24 April. The team of judges was supervised by the general jury of the Computable Awards 2019. The proposals were judged on technological aspects, project management, business administration aspects and how the assignment was executed.
The participants received a final grade based upon the following factors: complexity and/or risks of the project, added value to the internal or external customer, the originality and the role of internal/external suppliers. The final grade of all the judges' grades determined the five nominated projects.
According to the jury, this project is a win / win for all parties involved (SMEs and students). The jury was unanimous in its opinion and expressed their hope that other regions will also start such an initiative. Read the full jury report (in Dutch)
Public voting for the Computable Awards 2019 will be available from 4 July onwards. The public votes make up for 50% of the eventual winner. The other half is determined by the judges, they are considering the nominees per category.
The winners per category are announced on 29 October.
Photo: Fokko Mellema pitched the Cyberwerf programme for the Computable Awards 2019.
Read the article in Dutch (Source: computable Awards)