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7 get awards for work on government cybersecurity

Symantec has announced the winners of its 2010 Cyber 7 Awards, given to people judged to have put in place innovative programs to deal with governmental cybersecurity problems. Nominees for the award had to be local, state, or federal officials or people who work in academia, and the winners were chosen by Symantec’s Government Symposium Advisory Panel.

The winners were announced at Symantec's Government Symposium 2010 in Washington on June 22.  They are:

  • Trent Carpenter, chief information security officer for Michigan.
  • Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.).
  • Michael Dent, CISO for the government of Fairfax County, Va.
  • William Pelgrin, director of New York State's Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination and leader of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
  • Doug Jacobson, director of Iowa State University’s Information Assurance Center.
  • Chuck McGann, CISO at the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Ron Ross, senior computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Posted on Jun 24, 2010 at 7:20 PM


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