Internet Defense Prize

Are you making the web safer? You deserve an award.

Let’s build a secure internet.

The Internet Defense Prize recognizes and rewards research that meaningfully makes the internet more secure. Created in 2014, the award is funded by Facebook and offered in partnership with USENIX to celebrate contributions to the protection and defense of the internet. We’re looking for great ideas that go beyond theory to produce real impact. After all, building a secure internet requires investment in new ideas that can be adopted and protect people in practice.

Honor Roll

2015 Award Recipients:

  • $100,000 — Byoungyoung Lee, Chengyu Song, Taesoo Kim, and Wenke Lee (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Type Casting Verification: Stopping an Emerging Attack Vector

2014 Award Recipients:

  • $50,000 — Johannes Dahse and Thorsten Holz (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Static Detection of Second-Order Vulnerabilities in Web Applications

Submissions are now closed.

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