Lily L. Chang Award

During the final semester of the I School’s Master of Information and Cybersecurity program, students undertake semester-long capstone projects which cement skills learned throughout the MICS program — core cybersecurity technical skills, understanding of the societal factors that impact the cybersecurity domain and how cybersecurity issues impact humans, and professional skills such as problem-solving, communication, influencing, collaboration, and group management — preparing students for success in the field.

Top projects in each semester are awarded the Lily L. Chang MICS Capstone Award. The award was established through a gift by Lily L. Chang, VP of the Strategic Transformation Office at VMware.

Judging Guidelines


Spring 2024

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NFC Sentinel is a novel MFA system for keyless car key fobs, enhancing security against sophisticated hacks and ensuring universal compatibility.

Fall 2023

SecuritySage
Leveraging AI to secure the Defense Industrial Base by helping small businesses with CMMC compliance.

Summer 2023

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Cyber Attack: The Ultimate Board Game of Strategic Cyber Warfare! Cyber Attack is a game of attacker vs. defender in the cyber world.  It can be played by 2...

Spring 2023

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Enjoy and benefit from strong cybersecurity of your home network through INHOME zero trust architecture based protection.

Fall 2022

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Open Privacy Bridge is a privacy threat intelligence platform for everyday web users that want a better understanding of how websites use, share, track and...

Summer 2022

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Open Zero Knowledge Integration: a zk-SNARK-based proof framework for developing privacy protecting components of a web application.

Spring 2022

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We have identified a vulnerability affecting over 10,000 applications with which an attacker can potentially steal logins, payment info, modify website content...

Fall 2021

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You should not trust your commercial VPN. Try GhostPRTCL instead.

Summer 2021

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Full Loop Privacy - Privacy by Design Integration and Automation

Spring 2021

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As a power plant operator, sleep soundly, knowing hunnypOT alerts you as soon as anyone touches your OT system, and distracts them before they...

Fall 2020

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DevOps requires that you shift left, even with PII protection in your application logs.

Summer 2020

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Next generation hardware security key that features malware detection, contextual multi-factor authentication (CMFA), theft resistance, and user defined...

Spring 2020

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There are many solutions to resolve issues with passwords, but our forward thinking approach, Password-Less as a Service (PLaaS), provides a password manager...

Fall 2019

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Helping small offices be HIPAA compliant