Computing security chair wins IBM Faculty Award

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Sylvia Perez-Hardy, an associate professor and chair of the newly created Department of Computing Security, is the newest recipient of a Faculty Award from IBM. The award recognizes ongoing efforts within the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences to update and expand its offerings in computing security education.

The IBM Cyber Security Innovation team began to notice RIT’s information security and forensics undergraduate and graduate degrees after the university’s Department of Computing Security was established in 2012. The academic unit created solely for computing security education is one of the first of its kind in the country.

Faculty Awards from IBM are intended to promote innovation in curriculum development and foster collaboration between researchers and universities. Perez-Hardy plans to use the award to help fund new faculty projects in the department.