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 Invincea
  • Robert Wisneieff, IBM
  • Donna Dodson, NIST
  • Yoshi Kohno, Univ. of Washington

Nominations Due: 8 August
Decisions: 15 August

To nominate someone for the Award for Practice, expand the instructions below:

Award for Practice Instructions
The IEEE Cybersecurity Award for Practice will be awarded annually for a significant practical advancement in cybersecurity. Nominators must describe a specific cybersecurity practice advanced by the nominee(s), and address the following points:

-What cybersecurity issue does this practice help resolve, and why is solving this problem important?
-Describe the implementation of the practice. How did its implementation lead to concrete improvements in the domain in which it was deployed?
-Describe why the practice has led to, or could lead to, transformative impact in the cybersecurity discipline.
-Brief biographies and/or summaries of other notable work by the nominee(s).
-Nominations may not exceed 1000 words. In addition, nominators may optionally include a single document authored by the nominee(s) (e.g., a whitepaper or peer-reviewed publication) to provide additional details.

To nominate someone for the Award for Innovation, expand these instructions below: 

Award for Innovation Instructions
The IEEE Cyber Security Award for Innovation will be awarded annually for a significant theoretical advancement in cybersecurity. Nominators must describe a specific cybersecurity innovation advanced by the nominee(s), and address the following points:

-What cybersecurity issue does the innovation address, and why is solving this problem important
-How does the innovation compare to prior work addressing similar problems?
-In what way is the innovation truly a breakthrough result?
-Explain how the innovation could potentially lead to transformative impact in the cybersecurity discipline.
-Nominations may not exceed 1000 words. In addition, nominators must include a single, peer-reviewed publication authored by the nominee(s) and clearly indicating the publication venue that describes the innovation.

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/.