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Victor Piotrowski

2015 Founders Award

Victor is responsible for several programs related to Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development. In particular, he oversees the CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service (SFS) program with FY2014 budget of $45 million. This program seeks to increase the number of qualified students entering the field of cybersecurity and to increase the capacity of the United States higher education enterprise to continue to produce professionals in this field to meet the needs of our increasingly technological society.

He is also a Program Officer in a NSF-wide program Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) supporting projects that address cybersecurity from one or more perspectives: Trustworthy Computing Systems; Social, Behavioral and Economics; and Cybersecurity Education.

Before coming to NSF, Dr. Piotrowski served as a Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at the University of Wisconsin and as a faculty at the Institute of Informatics in Poland. He has a 20-year experience in research, teaching and consulting in Information Assurance and holds several cybersecurity certifications.

Dr. Piotrowski is the recipient of the Marcinkiewicz Prize by the Polish Mathematical Society and a finalist of the UW Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award. He is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute residency program Leadership for a Democratic Society and the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Cybersecurity Policy and Technology program.

The Colloquium recognizes that the protection of information and infrastructures that are used to create, store, process, and communicate information is vital to business continuity and security. The Colloquium's goal is to work together to define current and emerging requirements for information assurance education and to influence and encourage the development and expansion of information assurance curricula, especially at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

24th Colloquium

FREE online sessions will be held Fall 2020.

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  • 12 June 2020 24th Colloquium - Annual Awards In 2000, The Founders Award was the first award given by The Colloquium to a nationally recognized "thought leader" and practitioner of Information Security education. Eleven years later, The Colloquium…