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LSE researcher a finalist in the first European Information Security Awards

PhD student Sarah Thatcher has been named as a finalist in the first European Information Security Awards.

Sarah is based in the Computer Security Research Centre (CSRC) of the Department of Information Systems at LSE. Her nomination was announced at the opening ceremony of this year's annual RSA Conference Europe [3 November] in Amsterdam.

She was one of only two finalists in the European Policy award category for her doctoral thesis Public Policy and the Social Construction of Cyber Terror: the hunt for the paper tiger. The project considers the image of computer hackers as presented in the national press, how this affects thinking and policy-making in government and how it translates into the law of England and Wales.

The other category finalists, and the overall winners of the award, were staff from Finland's Ministry of Communications for their National Information Security Strategy project.

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Contact Sarah Thatcher on 020 7107 5225 or email s.e.thatcher@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

The European Information Security Awards recognise and reward the most significant achievements in the field of information security across Europe and are divided into three categories: European Policy, Academic Research and Implementations.

The awards were presented at RSA Conference 2003 Europe. 

5 November 2003

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