Awards season is upon us. Next month, this very magazine will present its Most Influential People in Security. Later in September of this year, at GSX in Orlando, U.S. security managers, consultants, officers, manufacturers and others will learn whether OSPA’s judges have tapped them for an Outstanding Security Performance Award. ASIS will bestow a plethora of plaques and plaudits upon its most beneficent members during that same week, just as the Security Industry Association did with its members in July. Also in July, IFSEC announced its most influential global leaders in security and fire among several categories — including thought leaders, end users, executives, cybersecurity professionals, and so on — for the first time selecting an overall most influential among the various categories.