Posted by Virus Bulletin on Jun 29, 2015
'Brilliant mind and a true gentleman' commemorated through annual award for technical security research.
During VB2014 in Seattle, we presented the first annual Péter Ször Award to a group of ESET researchers for their work on 'Operation Windigo'. The award was set up to commemorate of the life and work of security researcher Péter Ször, who passed away in November 2013.
Péter Ször contributed almost 40 articles to Virus Bulletin over the years, spoke at several VB conferences, and served for more than ten years on the VB advisory board. He was also well known as the author of the popular The Art of Computer Virus Research and Defense — a book which, for many, served as their first introduction to and basic grounding in computer security. Most importantly, he was known by everyone who encountered him for his great kindness and generosity.
We are now seeking nominations for the second award. It will be awarded for the best technical security research published between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015. You can use this form to send in your nominations, or else do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The award will be presented during VB2015, which takes place 30 September to 2 October in Prague, Czech Republic.