University of Maryland Invites Essayists to Take a Byte Out of Cybersecurity
Pioneering Cybersecurity Expert Lawrence Gordon Establishes
The Gordon Prize in Managing Cybersecurity Resources encourages practitioners and theoreticians alike to approach the problem of allocating scarce resources to cybersecurity. Essays will be evaluated on their ability to provide and describe a clear, innovative solution to the problem associated with managing cybersecurity resources.
“Cybersecurity is critical in today’s global economy that is so interconnected by technology,” said Gordon. “Individuals, organizations and governments must sure up vulnerabilities and have the ability to fight off cyber crime, fraud and even terrorists. Cyber attacks can result in direct financial loss via theft or embezzlement, data breaches, business and government disruptions, poor customer relations, legal liabilities and in some cases infrastructure failure.”
The deadline for contest entry is
Gordon is committed to raising awareness of the issue of cybersecurity and its importance to business leaders and has spent the past decade studying the economic issues related to cybersecurity. With frequent collaborator
Gordon is the co-author (with Loeb) of the book “Managing Cybersecurity Resources: A Cost-Benefit Analysis.” In addition, he is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals. An award-winning teacher, he is also a frequent speaker at various universities and professional meetings and has testified as an expert before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Homeland Security.
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