UMBC student places third in Microsoft Cybersecurity 2020 contest

By: UMBC News Staff
Jul 8, 2013

UMBC first-year Cybersecurity (CYBR) MPS student Andrew Shiffer placed third in Microsoft’s “Cybersecurity 2020” student essay contest. The contest allows Microsoft to solicit original research about cybersecurity policy challenges from university students at any stage in their educational careers. Andrew’s paper is entitled “A Cybersecurity Triumvirate: Policies, Outcomes, and Emerging Trends.”

Andrew will receive $2,000 and the opportunity for his work to be published by Microsoft. Andrew says the money will go toward his studies at UMBC. According to Microsoft, Andrew is the only American finalist.

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