Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Wednesday August 26, 2015

NSA Announces Winner of Annual Cybersecurity Research Paper Competition

A research paper about a technique that measures the vulnerability of computer systems by the amount of information they mistakenly spill is the winner of the National Security Agency's third annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition. The authors showed that a specific application of advanced mathematics in this area - known as "quantitative information flow" - can play a critical role in sizing up weaknesses in security defenses. Their international team hails from Brazil, France, Australia, and the United States.

The winning paper was written by professor Mario S. Alvim, Dr. Konstantinos Chatzikokolakis, professors Annabelle McIver and Carroll Morgan, Dr. Catuscia Palamidessi, and professor Geoffrey Smith. NSA will recognize them, as well as authors of papers that received honorable mentions, at a special in-house ceremony.