TROY earns international recognition for cyber-security efforts

Posted: Wednesday, 27 March 2013

TROY – Troy University’s Alabama Computer Forensics Institute has been named a 2013 IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program Laureate.

The only university to be recognized in the Safety and Security category, the award was given based on a case study selected from more than 700 nominations and is one of 269 Laureates from 29 countries. It was awarded for the Institute’s design of new computer forensics reporting software and a new mapping solution for criminal activity related to crimes against children.

“Our efforts to protect children and foster awareness for technology training have been well received by Alabamians, and we have spoken to thousands of youth and adults across the state,” said Greg Price, the University’s chief technology officer. “Our renewed efforts with law enforcement and creation of new methodologies and technologies for combating crimes against children are proving beneficial to youth beyond the borders of our state.”

“This year, we are humbled to be honored again, and are thrilled to accept the award on behalf of Troy University,” he said.

The Laureate will be presented at a black tie awards ceremony and dinner June 3 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. During the gala, each Laureate is presented a medallion and five Laureates from each of the 11 Honors categories will be named as finalists for a 21st Century Achievement Award. One finalist in each category will be named at the gala.

“Being selected as a Laureate recipient in 2012 was a rewarding experience. We participated in a forum where the best in the world gathered and were recognized for advancing technology for the betterment of society,” Price said. “When we were notified that the Institute had been awarded this year, I was overwhelmed.”

Greg Price

Troy University Chief Technology Officer Greg Price following the awarding of the 2012 Computerworld Laureate. The University will be recognized this year for its efforts with the Alabama Computer Forensics Institute to pioneer a new crime reporting software and mapping solution. (TROY photo)