RSA Conference (www.rsaconference.com),
the world's leading information security conferences and expositions,
today announced the first recipients of its 16th annual awards program
in the fields of information security and mathematics.
The recipients of this year's RSA Conference Awards are:
Excellence in the Field of Information Security Award
Financial Services Information Sharing & Analysis Center (FS-ISAC)
Accepted on organization's behalf: Bill Nelson, President and CEO,
Launched in 1999, FS-ISAC was established by the financial services
sector in response to 1998's Presidential Directive 63. That directive -
later updated by 2003's Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 -
mandated that the public and private sectors share information about
physical and cyber security threats and vulnerabilities to help protect
the U.S. critical infrastructure. The FS-ISAC is uniquely positioned to
quickly disseminate threat alerts and other critical information to
organizations within the financial services sector. By sharing
information about malicios attacks and threats, they have been able to
thwart both physical and cyber attacks.
FS-ISAC developed the ACH Network into one of the largest electronic
payment systems in the world and administered NACHA's rule-making,
marketing, rules enforcement, education and government relations
programs. In addition, their work with the U.S. Treasury, FDIC,
Department of Homeland Security, and other government agencies has
allowed the organization to become an operating arm for disaster
response and planning for responding to both cyber and physical attacks.
Excellence in the Field of Mathematics Award
Jean-Jacques Quisquater, Professor, Catholic University of Louvain
Dr. Claus Schnorr, Professor, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
Professor Jean-Jacques Quisquater and Dr. Claus Schnorr have both
contributed pioneering work in efficient zero-knowledge authentication
schemes. The GQ and Schnorr identification and signature schemes
represent a seminal translation of cryptographic theory into practice.
Their work has had a major impact on the early development of the
The awards for Excellence in Public Policy will be announced on Friday,
March 1 at RSA Conference 2013 at Moscone Center in San Francisco.
About RSA Conference
RSA Conference helps drive the global information security agenda with
annual events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Since 1991, RSA Conference
consistently attracts the best and brightest in the field, creating
opportunities to learn about information security's most important
issues through face-to-face and online interactions with peers,
luminaries and emerging and established companies. As information
security professionals work to stay ahead of ever-changing security
threats and trends, they turn to RSA Conference for a 360-degree view of
the industry. RSA Conference seeks to arm participants with the
knowledge they need to remain at the forefront of the information
security business. More information on events, online programming and
the most up-to-date news pertaining to the information security industry
can be found at www.rsaconference.com.
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