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January 08, 2024

Enck and Williams Win Best Paper Award in IEEE Privacy & Security Magazine

Congratulations to Drs. William Enck and Laurie WIlliams, professors in the NC State Computer Science Department, on being awarded a 2022 Best Paper Award in the IEEE Security & Privacy magazine by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society Publications Board.


The winning paper is “Top Five Challenges in Software Supply Chain Security:  Observations From 30 Industry and Government Organizations.”  The paper appeared in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 20, no.2, pp 96-100, March/April 2022.  The abstract follows:


Software is complex, not only due to the code within a given project, but also due to the vast ecosystem of dependencies and transitive dependencies upon which each project relies. Recent years have observed a sharp uptick of attacks on the software supply chain spurring invigorated interest by industry and government alike. We held three summits with a diverse set of organizations and report on the top five challenges in software supply chain security.


To read the winning paper, click here.


IEEE Security & Privacy is the premier magazine of the IEEE Computer and Reliability Societies for informing their members about recent and forthcoming advances in information technology pertaining to security, privacy, and dependability. The magazine seeks creative and novel perspectives on industry practices, research directions, and policy and regulatory matters.  In addition to feature articles, special and themed issues, columns, and departments, experts from our community of interest provide insightful commentary on current issues and paradigm shifts via virtual roundtables and podcasts.


The objective of the Best Paper Award, fully sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and initiated by the Computer Society’s Publications Board in 2019, is to acknowledge and reward the best articles published in the previous year. 



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