IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative Announces Competition for Two New Awards

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The IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative is excited to announce the opening of the competition for two new awards:

  • The IEEE Cybersecurity Award for Practice
  • The IEEE Cybersecurity Award for Innovation

These awards will recognize individuals who have generated transformative cybersecurity capabilities and concepts. They will be awarded for:

  • Game-changing ideas that have substantially advanced, or have the potential to substantially advance, the practice of cybersecurity;
  • Approaches for designing or building novel cybersecurity systems whose impact can be quantified in terms of cost, time, and/or effectiveness;
  • Sustained leadership in cybersecurity research, policy, education, and/or enabling of best practices in implementation or engineering;
  • Work accelerating tech transfer of cybersecurity products, toward the enabling of cost-aware, secure solutions.

Winners receive a check in the amount of $1000 and a plaque commemorating their win. The IEEE thanks the MITRE corporation for their generous gift in support of this award.

The following distinguished review board will select the winners:

  • Mark Maybury (chair), MITRE
  • Jonathan Katz (vice chair), Univ. of Maryland
  • Anup Ghosh, CEO Invincia
  • Robert Wisneieff, IBM
  • Donna Dodson, NIST
  • Radu Sion, Stony Brook University
  • Yoshi Kohno, Univ. of Washington

Nominations Due: 1 August
Decisions: 15 August
Send nominations to cyberawards17@ieee.org, cover material described here (PDF).

The awards will be given out at IEEE SecDev 2017 in Boston, MA. For more information about the conference, head over to https://secdev.ieee.org/2017/home/.