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The committee for the 2020 IFIP TC-11 Kristian Beckman Award (Simone Fischer-Huebner (Swedish delegate to TC-11), Tatjana Welzer (Representative of SEC 2020), and Steven Furnell (Chair TC-11)) conferred the 2020 award upon Prof. Elisa Bertino, Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science, Purdue University, USA, with the following motivation:

“Prof. Elisa Bertino has made significant and long-term contributions to information security in relation to research, education and wider promotion.  She has made various pioneering contributions in the field, including the introduction of temporal and location context into access control mechanisms, and the definition of P-RBAC, a privacy-aware access control model designed to meet privacy regulation requirements, the design of the Trust-X trust negotiation management system, and contribution to the security and privacy of cellular networks, through the design of the LTEInspector framework to test security properties of cellular networks.  She has also made significant contributions to the professional cybersecurity community, including her prior role as chair of ACM SIGSAC, co-founder of the ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY) in 2011, and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.  Last but not least, Prof. Bertino has been a strong role model for Women in Cyber Security, including her role as co-founder of Cyber-W (Cyber Security Women in Research)”.

Elisa accepted the award and delivered a keynote talk entitled ‘Data Security and Privacy in the IoT’ at the award session during the IFIP SEC 2020 virtual conference, hosted by the University of Maribor, Slovenia in September 2020.

Steven Furnell, TC-11 Chair

 Prof. Elisa Bertino

 Elisa Bertino 2020