The third Norwegian Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) were held on the 20th of September 2017, at Gamle Museet in Oslo, recognizing excellence within the Security Industry.

Professor Martin Gill, founder of the OSPAs, spoke during the awards and reflected after the event:

 The first ever country to hold an OSPA event, Norway, held its third OSPAs last night. NSR, our partners, organised a great show. The competition was intense the winners worthy. There were some big celebrations afterwards. Another great occasion Norway. 

The 2017 winners, selected by a jury of industry experts were:

Beste nye sikkerhetsprodukt:


Fremragende intern leder for sikkerhet:


I am very proud and honored to have received the prize, both on my own behalf and on behalf of Telenor Norway. This is the result of good teamwork, a good team of skilled security professionals, and security being a vital part of Telenor Norway’s strategy.

Hanne Tangen Nilsen

Fremragende sikkerhetsrådgiver:


Thank you so much for the honor of the OSPA awards yesterday. It means so much to Telenor Norway and our efforts to practice high standard in our security efforts, and our efforts to share our knowledge outside our company walls.

Beste offentlige sikkerhetsinitiativ:


Lifetime Achievement Award:



We would like to thank Finans Norge, who were the headline sponsor for the awards evening and the two supporting associations organisers Naeringslivets Sikkerhetsråd and Norsk Sikkerhietforning.

For more information on the judges comments about the winners, please read the Aktuell Sikkerhet article.

For more information on the OSPAs, please go to the website.