The Security and Defense Specialty Group (SDSG), formed in December 2009, focuses on the development and application of risk analysis to security and defense. These domains present unique and challenging opportunities for the risk analysis community, and benefit from dedicated focus within the Society. It is our belief that the security and defense community has a need for increased interaction and engagement with the academic and broader risk analysis communities to ensure that the best minds and approaches are brought to bear on some of our toughest problems. As such, SDSG has three objectives: first, to provide a forum for the sharing and exchange of ideas related to the unique risk and decision analysis challenges in security and defense; second, to encourage the use of sound analytic practice in security and defense analyses; and third, to encourage and facilitate the advancement of the state-of-the-art with respect to security and defense risk analysis.
Matthew Smith Wins 2017 Student Merit Competition
Congratulations to Matthew Smith! The abstract “Cyber Risk Analysis for a Smart Grid: How Smart is Smart Enough? A Multi-Armed Bandit Approach to Cyber Security Investment” was selected as a winner of the student merit award of 2017 SRA Security and Defense Specialty Group (SDSG) Student Merit Competition.
The award was presented at the SDSG business meeting, held at the lunch hour on Monday, December 12, 2017, during the Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA.