At the (IISP) Cybersecurity Summit, featuring the Sam Nunn Bank of America Policy Forum, on Oct. 4.
The summit also included a “Two-Minute Madness” session, when students took the stage for short presentations on their cybersecurity research. This was followed by a poster session showcasing student research, where event participants engaged students in Q&A. All of this was a part of IISP’s annual Demo Day festivities, in which students compete for cash prizes and potential follow-up support to take their research to the next level. The top three teams walked away with a combined total of $10,000 in prize money, after a popular vote from all participants determined the first winner and an expert panel of local chief information security officers (CISOs) selected the second and third-place winners. A bonus award was given to a team of student researchers, giving them automatic entry into Tech’s exciting Create-X program, an initiative to instill entrepreneurial confidence in students and empower them to launch real startups.