Information Security Student Receives $10,000 Fellowship

Posted: August 31, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Kristin Baldassaro, a student in George Mason’s PhD in Information Technology Program concentrating in information security and assurance, recently won a $10,000 graduate research fellowship sponsored by the School of Information Technology and Engineering and the Information Systems Security Association—Northern Virginia Chapter (ISSA-NOVA). Each entity contributed $5,000 in a matching program.

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Sushil Jajodia, director of the Center for Secure Information Systems, presents a check to Kristin Baldassaro.
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This is the second year that ISSA-NOVA has awarded a student in Mason’s Information Assurance (IA) Program with a scholarship.

Cathy Hubbs, Mason’s IT security coordinator, is an ISSA-NOVA member and chair of the chapter’s campus scholarship and outreach committee.

“The award is set forth to encourage students to continue their studies in the field of IA, bring fresh perspectives and ideas to the nation’s IA professionals, and bring further membership to the ISSA-NOVA organization,” she explains. “It also is a great statement about George Mason’s commitment to the hot field of information assurance and support of students entering this profession.”

Sushil Jajodia, director of Mason’s Center for Secure Information Systems, is the faculty contact for the program. More information about the program is available here.

Posted Aug. 31, 2005

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