Duo Security is proud to announce its third annual Women in Security Awards. This honor recognizes women whose expertise, leadership and community engagement inspire new generations to innovate the security industry. Now soliciting nominations for the 2017 awards, winners will be announced during San Francisco the RSA Conference, Feb. 13-17, 2017 in San Francisco.
The Women in Security Awards seek nominees in both the academic and industry sectors, with the academic award centering on full-time students or staff members employed with scholastic institutions, and the industry award highlighting security professionals in the corporate sector.
Nominees will be evaluated on their contributions to information security and privacy, ranging from their knowledge and leadership to their community involvement and mentorship. A panel of industry-expert judges will narrow down the candidates to a selection of finalists, with the winners receiving a $2,500 stipend, plus registration and travel accommodations for the RSA Conference.
Past winners of the Women in Security Awards include Scotland Symons, Senior Security Architect, Microsoft; Jennifer Granick, Director of Civil Liberties, Stanford University Center for Information and Society; Parisa Tabriz, Chrome Security Manager, Google; and Rachel Sitarz, Graduate Assistant (IT Security Analyst), Purdue University. For more information and to submit nominations, visit the 2017 Women in Security Awards page. The nomination deadline is Oct. 21, 2016, at 5 p.m. EDT.