NIKSUN Receives 2011 Supporting Friend of IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Award

Published on: 01-12-2012

Princeton, NJ, January 12, 2012 — NIKSUN® Inc., the worldwide leader in real-time and forensics-based cybersecurity and network monitoring solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the 2011 Supporting Friend of IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Award for its exemplary activities for IEEE and its members. The Supporting Friend of IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Award was established to recognize those individuals, organizations, or divisions of organizations, who encourage and support IEEE activities and/or volunteerism through their practices.

"IEEE is recognizing NIKSUN with this award for their creation and sponsorship of the WWSMC (World Wide Security and Mobility Conference) and for hosting the IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society Board of Governors," said Howard E. Michel Vice President, IEEE Member and Geographic Activities. "In addition, NIKSUN allows its employees to take an active volunteer role in many IEEE related activities and supports volunteers who continue to help IEEE enhance industry relations and pre-university education worldwide."

“I am pleased and honored to accept this award from IEEE,” said Dr. Parag Pruthi. “There is a great amount of synergy between our organizations that, when combined, increases the success for both. For example, including the IEEE at NIKSUN’s World Wide Security and Mobility Conference has enabled both NIKSUN and IEEE to collaborate to resolve today’s ever-increasing cybersecurity and mobility challenges.”

The World Wide Security and Mobility Conference (WWSMC) debuted in July, 2011. The next conference is right on its heels, scheduled to be held January 23-26, 2012 in Princeton, NJ. At the July WWSMC, global industry leaders, security and mobility experts, government officials, and academia discussed new approaches to address today’s cybersecurity threats. In a packed room, participants listened to prestigious speakers such as former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, Prof. Henning Schulzrinne of Columbia University – the “father of Internet telephony,” and NIKSUN’s Dr. Parag Pruthi, to name just a few.

“The turnout was fantastic, as we connected the initiatives of industry, government, and academia,” said Dr. Parag Pruthi, Founder and CEO of NIKSUN. “With 300 of these key leaders and security/mobility experts in one room, our collective ability to resolve complex network problems has been taken to a whole new level. We look forward to the upcoming January 23, 2012 World Wide Security and Mobility Conference (WWSMC) to continue the momentum.” Princeton University and CTIF also helped sponsor this successful event.

To register for the January 23, 2012 WWSMC, click here.