Gallagher and Harry nominated for UMD invention of the year

March 03, 2017

CISSM Director Nancy Gallagher and Research Scholar Charles Harry 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.

Their invention, the “Cyber Disruption Index and Framework,” is a novel method to qualify and quantify cyber disruptions by taking into account three cyber-event 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. To learn more about the Cyber Disruption Index and Framework read the CISSM Working Paper, "A Framework for Categorizing Disruptive Cyber Activity and Assessing its Imact."

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.