The CCSA Awards Program

The CCSA Awards Program seeks to recognize research and the researchers helping move the state of knowledge of cyber conflict forward. The Awards are presented annually at the CCSA State of the Field Conference (8-9 June 2017). Awardees are selected by a process overseen by the CCSA board. The process starts with nominations of eligible researchers. Please review the award categories below and provide your submission using the form under the award categories.

Prize for Best Journal Article on Cyber Conflict in 2016

The topic of Cyber Conflict is now being addressed in peer reviewed journals in a wide variety of disciplines, helping the community advance through the creation and capture of knowledge and the wide circulation of new concepts. This award highlights the journal article considered the most impactful in terms of lessons learned and best practices in the field.

Prize for Best Op-Ed on Cyber Conflict in 2016

An informed citizenry aware of the complexities of cyber conflict can help ensure appointed and elected officials pursue appropriate policies and can help shape a wide range of activities in academia and industry. This makes the well reasoned articulation of opinion and editorial on cyber conflict of critical importance to advancing the field. This award recognizes the best op-ed or White Paper on cyber conflict based on the CCSA board's assessment on the impact of the work.

The CCSA Award for Journalism on Cyber Conflict in 2016

Journalism is the first draft of cyber conflict canon and disciplined reporting based on high quality journalistic standards plays a critically important role in informing citizens, academics and government policy-makers. This award is given in recognition of sustained superior production in cyber conflict journalism.

Prize for Most Significant Contributor on Cyber Conflict

The CCSA Board selects the winner for Most Significant Contributor on Cyber Conflict yearly to honor the research best able to embody principles and output of well done empirical research to cyber conflict issues. Lifetime contributions and sustained impactful research are key considerations.