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Microsoft is looking for great student research on the future of cybersecurity policy. If you have conducted or plan to conduct such research, read on for information on how you can win a $5,000 cash prize for your research in our Cybersecurity 2020 essay contest.
Cybersecurity is a policy priority for many governments but there is limited understanding of whether and how policy choices impact cyber risk outcomes. While many countries have made significant investments in the development and implementation of cybersecurity policy regimes, cybercriminals continue to make headway. At the same time, the cyber ecosystem is undergoing tremendous change. The growth in Internet users across Asia, Africa, and Latin America; the proliferation of connected devices; and the explosive rise in Internet traffic are just a few of the mega-trends reshaping the Internet.
In light of these challenges, we are looking for original research about these cybersecurity policy challenges from university students. Specifically, research should address one or both of the following questions; in both instances, preference will be given to responses that integrate quantitative analysis using publically-available cybersecurity data and research, such as Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report (SIR):
We look forward to hearing from future cybersecurity policy leaders on how they would tackle these challenges. For more information, including official rules of the contest, please visit: www.microsoft.com/gssdcontest
To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your essay in Microsoft Word format. Entries must be received by 11:59pm PDT on June 14, 2013
Paul NicholasSenior Director, Global Security Strategy & DiplomacyMicrosoft Corporation