2019 NSF Cybersecurity Summit Community Leadership Recognition Program
Submissions should be sent to CFP@trustedci.org by Monday, August 12th
Background: The Cybersecurity Summit brings together cybersecurity practitioners, technical leaders, and risk owners from within the National Science Foundation (NSF) Large Facilities and CyberInfrastructure(CI) Community, as well as key stakeholders and thought leaders from the broader scientific and information security communities. The NSF cyberinfrastructure ecosystem presents an aggregate of complex cybersecurity needs (e.g., scientific data and instruments, unique computational and storage resources, complex collaborations) as compared to other organizations and sectors. This community affords unique opportunities to develop information security practices tailored to these needs, as well as breaking new ground on efficient, effective ways to protect information assets while supporting science. The Summit is an annual event organized by The NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CCoE) and is sponsored with funding from the NSF.
Recognition: The Summit seeks to recognize outstanding leadership in the cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity field. These leaders have developed and established the processes and practices for building a trusting, collaborative community, and seriously addressing that community's core cybersecurity challenges in ways that remain relevant, as research technologies and infrastructure evolve and change.
Requirements for Nomination
Nominations are open to all and self-nominations are accepted. A nomination must clearly articulate why a candidate should be considered for an award. A nomination must be complete as no additional research beyond what is submitted will be conducted. A nomination must include:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae for the nominee that includes an overview of the candidate’s experiences and accomplishments.
A description of how the nominee meets the eligibility criteria (below).
Letters of support from at least two (2) current or former employers, colleagues or associates.
Nominees must be or have been contributing members of the cybersecurity practitioners, technical leaders, and risk owners from within the National Science Foundation Large Facilities and CI Community.
Anyone within or outside the Summit Community may submit nominations.
Contributions to the community may include:
Evidence of impact on and engaging others in the National Science Foundation Large Facilities and CI Community.
Contributions recognized to have had an impact on the National Science Foundation Large Facilities and CI Community.
Speaking, authoring, teaching or advancing topics of interest related to the National Science Foundation Large Facilities and CI Community.
Leadership demonstrated in institutions currently or previously employed.
Substantive participation in community events such as EDUCAUSE SPC, NSF Cybersecurity Summit, PEARC.
In addition, the Evaluation Committee will consider:
Breadth of community engagement.
Leadership in addressing issues, influencing change or informing new directions.
Leadership in professional development within the Summit and/or other technology organizations.
Announcement and Recognition
The awardee will be recognized at the Cybersecurity Summit. The awardee is expected to provide a brief address within a Plenary Session of the Summit program. A poster paper will highlight the awardee’s accomplishments.
Award Evaluation Committee
The initial Award Evaluation Committee (AEC) will be appointed by the Cybersecurity Summit Program Committee, designating a committee chair in the process. Composition may include recognized leaders within the Summit community, industry leaders, knowledgeable researchers. Community members may submit recommendations for AEC to the Chair of the Summit Program Committee. At least one member of the Summit Program Committee will serve as an ex-officio member of the AEC.