The University of Groningen has won the SURF Security Award 2014. The prize is awarded annually to a person or organization that works on the improvement of information security, privacy protection or the counteracting of cybercrime in an inspiring and proactive way. The University of Groningen has been awarded the prize for its awareness campaign ‘Your bytes are your babies, protect what's precious, keep IT safe!’, designed to draw the attention of staff to the importance of information security.
The prizegiving ceremony was held on Thursday 13 February during the annual SURFibo/SURFcert conference in Utrecht. The jury were full of praise about the originality of the campaign. ‘The idea of using dolls and the slogan “Your bytes are your babies, protect what's precious, keep IT safe!” to draw attention to the importance of information security is very original and an attractive example in the area of awareness.’ The prize is eternal fame and a sum of € 2500.
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