<div dir="ltr"><div><span>FYI-- Microsoft has just announced a student essay contest on cybersecurity with prizes of $5000, $3000 and $2000 for the winners.  More details:  <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/security/cybersecurity/cyberspace2025essay.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.microsoft.com/security/cybersecurity/cyberspace2025essay.aspx</a></span><br></div><div><br></div><div>SG<br><span></span><br><span>Begin forwarded message:</span><br><span></span><br></div><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="auto"><blockquote type="cite"><div><blockquote type="cite"><span>From: Alison Massagli &lt;<a href="mailto:almassag@microsoft.com" target="_blank">almassag@microsoft.com</a>&gt;</span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span>Subject: Student Essay Contest - Microsoft Cyberspace 2025</span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span></span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span>Hello Dr. Reidenberg , </span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span></span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span>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.  </span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span></span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span>The specific research questions for the contest are:</span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span></span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span>      1. What will be the priority cybersecurity issues in 2025, and why?</span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span></span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span>      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? </span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span></span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span>      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?</span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span></span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span>      4. What are the priority actions that stakeholders should take to improve cybersecurity by the year 2025? </span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span></span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span>      5. What impacts will ensuring—or failing to ensure—cybersecurity have on societies and economies in the year 2025? </span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span></span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span>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: </span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span><a href="http://www.microsoft.com/security/cybersecurity/cyberspace2025essay.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.microsoft.com/security/cybersecurity/cyberspace2025essay.aspx</a></span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span></span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span>Additionally, here is a link to a promotional flyer for the contest. I would appreciate your passing this along within the university community. <a href="http://aka.ms/cyber2025poster" target="_blank">http://aka.ms/cyber2025poster</a></span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span></span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span>We think this contest will be an interesting topic for your students and look forward to their participation. </span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span></span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span>Thank you,</span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span></span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span>Alison Massagli</span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span>Senior Cybersecurity Strategist</span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span>Trustworthy Computing</span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span><a href="mailto:almassag@microsoft.com" target="_blank">almassag@microsoft.com</a></span><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><span></span><br></blockquote></div></blockquote></div></div><br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br>Sharon Goldberg<br>Computer Science, Boston University<br><a href="http://www.cs.bu.edu/~goldbe" target="_blank">http://www.cs.bu.edu/~goldbe</a>
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