NSA ANNOUNCES 2013 BEST SCIENTIFIC CYBERSECURITY PAPER COMPETITION 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 . The NSA/CSS Research Directorate creates breakthroughs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These discoveries enable NSA to achieve and sustain intelligence advances against immediate and emerging threats to U.S national security. Our continuing investment in a world-class faculty contributes to mission success, bringing the ypower of science to securing our nation's future.