[Busec] Fwd: [CITP-DISCUSS] Fwd: Student Essay Contest - Microsoft Cyberspace 2025

Sharon Goldberg goldbe at cs.bu.edu
Tue Sep 23 16:33:22 EDT 2014

FYI-- Microsoft has just announced a student essay contest on cybersecurity
with prizes of $5000, $3000 and $2000 for the winners.  More details:


Begin forwarded message:

From: Alison Massagli <almassag at microsoft.com>

Subject: Student Essay Contest - Microsoft Cyberspace 2025

Hello Dr. Reidenberg ,

This week, Microsoft launched a cybersecurity essay contest for university
students. We are hoping to learn how your students think about securing the
future of cyberspace.

The specific research questions for the contest are:

     1. What will be the priority cybersecurity issues in 2025, and why?

     2. Who are the priority stakeholders in securing cyberspace (for
example, industry, governments, NGOs, and so on)? What new entrants may
there be? How will their roles evolve leading up to 2025?

     3. What should be the primary objectives of these stakeholders? Where
there are conflicting objectives, such as national versus international
policies, how should they be reconciled?

     4. What are the priority actions that stakeholders should take to
improve cybersecurity by the year 2025?

     5. What impacts will ensuring—or failing to ensure—cybersecurity have
on societies and economies in the year 2025?

Microsoft will be awarding cash prizes to the top three entries received.
Entries must be received by 11:59pm PDT on January 15, 2015. Full details
on the contest are available at:


Additionally, here is a link to a promotional flyer for the contest. I
would appreciate your passing this along within the university community.

We think this contest will be an interesting topic for your students and
look forward to their participation.

Thank you,

Alison Massagli

Senior Cybersecurity Strategist

Trustworthy Computing

almassag at microsoft.com

Sharon Goldberg
Computer Science, Boston University
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