The National Security Agency is seeking nominations for the 2013 Best
Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition.  The competition is for
scientific papers that were published between October 1, 2012 and
December 31, 2013 that show an outstanding contribution to
cybersecurity science. Deadline for nominations is March 31, 2014.

The competition was created to stimulate research toward the
development f systems that are resilient to cyber attacks. Entries are
judged on scientific merit, the strength and significance of the work
reported, and the degree to which the papers exemplify how to perform
and report scientific research in cybersecurity,

"This competition supports the greater NSA mission to strengthen and
protect cyber space for our nation," said Dr. Michael Wertheimer, NSA
Director of Research. "It offers a great opportunity to share
scientific methods and It was a remarkable success in its first year."

The winning papers from last year can be viewed at the Cyber-Physical
Systems website, http://cps-vo.org/group/sos/papercompetition.  This
year's nominations will be reviewed by a panel of distinguished
experts including:

Dr. Whitfield Diffie
Dr. Dan Geer, In-Q-Tel
Dr. John McLean, Naval Research Laboratory
Professor Angela Sasse, University College London
Professor Fred Schneider, Cornell University
Mr. Phillip Venables, Goldman Sachs
Professor David Wagner, University of California at Berkeley
Dr. Jeannette Wing, Microsoft Research

Individual recommendations from the panel will be forwarded to the NSA
Research Directorate, with Dr. Wertheimer making the final decision on
awards. The contest winner and honorable mentions will be announced on
the NSA external web site, www.nsa.gov, and the winner will be invited
to present the winning paper to an audience of cybersecurity experts.
For more information regarding the eligibility criteria, nomination
procedures, criteria for judging, and to download the nomination
forms, visit http://cps-vo.org/group/sos/papercompetition/submit .

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ypower of science to securing our nation's future.