'The envelope please...' Gerry award-winners announced

December 11, 2008

While there was no red carpet glamour, there was considerable buzz in the IST Building Thursday for the awarding of the fall 2008 “Gerrys.”

Symbolic of video-making achievement in the Security and Risk Analysis 111 class of Gerry Santoro, the trophies were presented to the six members of Team U, who produced a six-minute piece on online auctioning and shopping fraud. The winning video is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS6ZW_2JBKw

Team U members included Keith Bellas, Chan Young Choi, Alexander Daise, Philip Giangrasso, Kevin Klass and Marc Tadeja.

IST Dean Hank Foley was on hand to present trophies to the winners and certificates of merit to the runners-up. In all, 24 six-person teams competed for the honors.

Working throughout the semester, students were tasked with making a five- to six-minute video about some aspect of information security, such as installing an anti-virus program or limiting exposure of personal information on social networking sites. Each video also had to provide information about the Security and Risk Analysis major.

All were posted on YouTube in accord with the rules set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The final requirement was for the teams to produce a paper detailing how the video was produced, what tools and processes were used, and what challenges were encountered and overcome. To view all the videos from the Security and Risk Analysis 111 class, go to delicious.com/gmsantoro/111-fa08

Judging the students’ work was a six-person panel of judges with expertise in communications, video production, and information security.

Runners-up were teams S and P, which produced videos on data mining and war driving, respectively.

The members of Team S included Stephen Cassano, Mihkael Feliciano, Trevor Kanhoye, Stephen Kohler, Matthew Maley, Tremayne Thomas-Smith and Anthony Verrastro. On Team P were Michael Bieber, Brendon Campbell, Andrew Lentz, Robert Schnitzler, Joseph Spraker and Ivan Stalev.

The first Gerrys were awarded in spring 2008 to students in Santoro’s IST 110 class.


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