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Virgil Gligor to Receive NIST/NSA Security Award

Dr. Virgil Gligor, one of the country's pioneering figures in computer security, will be presented with the 2006 National Information Systems Security Award by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Security Agency in a ceremony at the 26th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference in Tucson, Ariz., on Dec. 6, 2005.

The award recognizes individuals for scientific or technological breakthroughs, outstanding leadership, highly distinguished authorship or significant long-term contributions in the computer security field.

Gligor, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., will receive the prestigious award for his outstanding contributions to advance computer security technology. Gligor has been a leader in computer security research and education for 30 years in a broad range of areas including access control mechanisms, penetration analysis, denial-of-service protection, cryptographic protocols, and applied cryptography.

For more information on Gligor and past award winners as well as on the computer security applications conference, see

Released November 17, 2005, Updated February 6, 2023