Vern Paxon and Robin Sommer receive IEEE Security and Privacy Test of Time Award

On May 18 2020, Vern Paxson and Robin Sommer, longtime ICSI Networking and Security researchers, developers of Zeek, and co-fournders of Corelight, received IEEE a 2020 IEEE Security and Privacy Test of Time Award for their 2010 paper "Outside the Closed World: On Using Machine Learning For Network Intrusion Detection". According to Avi Rubin, this year's selection committee chair, "The Test of Time award is given to 10-12 year old papers whose influence grew over time. Our committee looked for publications that were as rich in their foresight as in their technical and research contributions. The selected papers have made a lasting impact on the field, transforming the research landscape with novel ideas that correctly predicted the direction of the field and the industry."

About the award: The IEEE Security and Privacy "Test of Time" award is intended to recognize papers published at IEEE’s flagship security conference that have made a lasting impact on the field. To qualify, a paper must have been published at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (“S&P”) between 10 and 12 years prior. Each year, the awards selection committee is charged to select one or more winners from among the eligible set using their own experience and knowledge.

About the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy: Since 1980 in Oakland, Calif., the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for computer security research, presenting the latest developments and bringing together researchers and practitioners. We solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of security or privacy. Papers may present advances in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of secure systems.