Tiger Team Competition Receives Symantec Support

July 20, 2006

ATLANTA (July 21, 2006)--The College of Computing’s "Tiger Team" student design competition takes an innovative and collaborative approach to solving the problems of usable security. The Graphics, Visualization & Usability (GVU) Center and the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) have co-sponsored the event in which two-person student teams--including one security person and one usability person--identify both a compelling problem in usable security and a solution to that problem. A panel of judges then rates the student proposals, and the winning teams receive funding to implement their projects over the next year, working alongside faculty and industrial sponsors.

Symantec, a global leader in information security and availability, recently agreed to sponsor a College of Computing team through a $50,000 gift in next year’s usable security “Tiger Team” competition. Company representatives will be involved in the judging process and mentoring selected teams. Symantec will also be joining the industrial affiliate programs of both GTISC and the GVU Center.

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