Nominations open for tenth annual RSA Conference awards

RSA Conference 2007 today announced that the call for nominations for its tenth annual awards program is now open. The RSA Conference Awards recognize influential contributors to information security. The categories being judged are Mathematics, Public Policy and Security Practices. Winners will be announced at the Conference, which takes place at The Moscone Center in San Francisco on Feb. 5 – 9, 2007.

“The RSA Conference Awards recognize those that drive the information security industry by achieving excellence in the fields that are most important to its continuous evolution,” said Sandra Toms LaPedis, area vice president and general manager of RSA Conferences. “We expect the Awards to be very competitive considering the stellar industry contributions we’ve witnessed in the past year within the fields of mathematics, public policy and overall security practices.”

The RSA Conference Awards call for nominations is now open and will close on Dec. 15, 2006.

Award category details are as follows:

” Excellence in the Field of Mathematics – designed to recognize innovation and ongoing contributions to the field of cryptography. The judging committee, coordinated by RSA Laboratories, seeks to acknowledge nominees who are pioneers in their field, and whose work has applied lasting value. Nominees should be affiliated with universities or research labs.

” Excellence in the Field of Public Policy – designed to recognize significant contributions and leadership in the field of cyber security public policy. The judging committee seeks to reward nominees who hold elected or appointed office, are associated with public interest organizations or are associated with an organization that has significantly contributed to the development or application of current information security and/or privacy policy. The award for Public Policy is co-sponsored by a joint committee of individuals from multiple public interest organizations that strive to advocate and create public policy to support the advancements of information security in business and government.

” Excellence in the Field of Security Practices – designed to recognize outstanding contributions in commercial applications of cryptography – particularly those which provide clear value to the end-user – or outstanding achievement in the practice of security within an organization. The judging committee seeks to acknowledge those nominees who have demonstrated ongoing innovation in their technologies/products. The award for Security Practices is co-sponsored by the Executive Security Action Forum (ESAF), an association of chief information security officers and other senior executives responsible for protecting information for Global 1000 companies and government agencies.

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