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CISSM Director and Research Scholar Nominated for Invention of the Year Award

Nancy Gallagher, director of the Center for International and Security Studies (CISSM), and Charles Thomas Harry, research scholar at CISSM, have been nominated for an Invention of the Year award at Innovate Maryland, a UMD celebration of innovation and partnerships being held on April 12, 2017.

“Cyber Disruption Index and Framework,” is a method developed by the research team to qualify and quantify cyber disruptions by taking into account three characteristics: scope, magnitude and duration. The three characteristics are then measured and graphed to compare the disruptiveness of cyber events to better understand the implications the disruptions can have.

Every year, the University of Maryland honors inventions that have the potential to make an impact on science, society and the free market. Nine inventions have been nominated across three categories: Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Information Sciences. One invention will be chosen to win the Invention of the Year Award from each category. Gallagher and Harry’s index and framework was nominated in the Information Sciences category.

Read more about the Invention of the Year Nominees on the UMD Division of Research website.