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Nominate an Exceptional Lady for the 2016 Women in Security Awards

Know any exceptional women? You probably do, as they make up half the world’s population. But do you know any exceptional women in the information security field, making a difference in academia or the industry? They’re a bit more rare, making up only 10 percent of infosec professionals, according to (ISC)² infused workforce surveys as reported by Infosecurity Magazine.

If you do, let us know! We’re now accepting nominations for the 2016 Women in Security Awards.

Duo will recognize the contributions women are making and encourage the growth of a new generation in the security industry by offering:

  • An academic award for full-time students or staff members in an academic institution
  • An industry award for professionals in the security industry
  • A ticket, flight & hotel accommodations to attend the largest annual infosec conference - the 2016 RSA Conference
  • A speaking or panelist opportunity at the Duo Security Summit 2016
  • Cold hard cash - a $2,500 stipend

To some awesome ladies that:

  • Significantly contributed to the infosec and privacy fields
  • Show exceptional knowledge, leadership and professionalism in technical, academic or commercial domains
  • Are involved in the security community, beyond their daily duties
  • Share knowledge, provide mentorship and encourage the empowerment and success of women in the security industry and related causes

We’re taking nominations from the public starting now! We’ll narrow down the candidates to a pool of finalists, and winners will be notified in January 2016, as well as publicly announced at next year’s RSA Conference hosted in San Francisco Feb. 29 to March 4, 2016.

Check out our 2015 Women in Security award winners:

Paris Tabriz, Chrome Security Manager, Google
Parisa received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and was advised by Nikita Borisov. She manages Google’s information security engineering team at Google, which is responsible for improving Google’s product security.

Rachel Sitarz, Graduate Assistant, Purdue University
Rachel is a PhD student at Purdue University, studying Cyber Forensics in the College of Technology. She currently works at Purdue University as an IT Security Analyst where she builds analytical and intelligence products for security threats and concerns to Purdue University.