Recognizing the Women who are Transforming the Security Industry
Scotland Symons, Senior Security Architect at Microsoft, received the Industry Award for her work as a leader and mentor in the industry. At Microsoft, Scotland brings her skills of Security Architecture and Design to the company’s new products and services. She created secure applications and processes in Windows, Xbox, and the back end architecture of Microsoft's online presence. Scotland was also a chair director for Microsoft's Diversity driving LGBTQ policy both inside and outside of the company. Prior to joining Microsoft, Scotland worked at Amazon where she helped secure the posture of the core infrastructure for their retail business.
Winning the Academic Award is Jennifer Granick, Director of Civil Liberties at Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society, who is being recognized for her expertise in the field as well as her direction and guidance for young women in the security industry. Jennifer studies, writes, and practices in the areas of computer crime and security, electronic surveillance, consumer privacy, data protection, and free speech.
Winners were chosen from a group of incredibly talented women who were nominated by the public for their work and leadership. Duo Security presented the Women in Security 2016 Awards to Scotland and Jennifer in conjunction with the RSA Conference on March 1, 2016.
Duo’s Women in Security Award recognizes the contributions that women are making to inspire a new generation to transform the security industry. Winners received registration and travel accommodations for the RSA Conference and a $2,500 stipend. Past winners include Parisa Tabriz, Chrome Security Manager at Google, and Rachel Sitarz, Graduate Assistant at Purdue University.
For more information, go to www.women-in-security.com.
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