Visible to the public Winner Annouced for 5th Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper CompetitionConflict Detection Enabled

You Get Where You're Looking For: The Impact of Information Sources on Code Security (Free Open Access Copy) by Yasemin Acar, Michael Backes, Sascha Fahl, Doowon Kim, Michelle L. Mazurek, Christian Stransky is the Winner of the 5th Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper. These researchers are at CISPA, Saarland University in Germany and at The University of Maryland, College Park in the United States. The paper was presented at the 2016 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy ("Oakland").

This paper investigated the human behavior behind why developers accidentally write insecure code. Specifically what information sources they rely on and how the different types of information sources influence the correctness and safety of the resulting code. The paper was selected because it build the foundational knowledge of cybersecurity; scientifically confirmed a hunch; and provided actionable results.

A recognition ceremony is currently scheduled to be held at NSA during Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October)

For More Details about the paper and reasoning behind the selection, visit the Competition Homepage.