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Brown Executive Master In Cybersecurity Alum Ernesto Zaldivar Is A Finalist For The Bracken Bower Prize

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Hoping to encourage young authors to tackle emerging business themes, the Financial Times and McKinsey and Company first awarded the Bracken Bower Prize in 2014. The award is given to the best business book proposal by an author younger than 35, and it's already helped a number of young business writers bring their ideas from proposal to publication.

This year, Ernesto Zaldivar, a graduate of Brown University's Executive Master in Cybersecurity (EMCS) program, was one of three finalists for the award with his proposal for a book titled InfoSec. "InfoSec is based on the field research I completed for my EMCS Critical Challenge Project. The unique research opportunities I had were possible because of my EMCS cohort, Brown faculty, concurrent EMCS cohorts, and Brown alums. Their thoughtful introductions to leading cybersecurity practitioners were instrumental and granted me unprecedented access to high-profile information security teams," said Zaldivar.

In addition to citing the importance of the support he received from his classmates and professors, he added: "The Executive Master in Cybersecurity curriculum made me a better cybersecurity professional and scholar by providing me with an interdisciplinary knowledge base and scientific frameworks that I can apply to solving novel cybersecurity problems."  

A panel of expert judges, looking for work that provides a compelling and enjoyable insight into future trends in business, economics, finance, or management, selected Ernesto's entry as one of the top three from a pool of over 80 proposals from 22 countries. Jonathan Hillman, the winner of the prize, is also a Brown alum.

You can read an excerpt from Zaldivar's proposal here.

For more information, click the link that follows to contact Brown CS Communication Outreach Specialist Jesse C. Polhemus.