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NSF Invests $20M in Cyber Research Projects

CyberStockThe National Science Foundation has awarded three research contracts totaling approximately $20 million to university researchers for cybersecurity-related work, FedScoop reported Friday.

Cory Bennett writes NSF issued the awards to respond to several security concerns regarding healthcare, cloud computing and Web privacy.

David Kotz will lead Dartmouth College’s team that will work to secure health record access, as well as develop malware detection programs and medical audits.

Another group of researchers will work to build up cloud computing security and work with the private sector through Cloud Security Horizons summits, FedScoop reports.

A third research team has been tasked to address privacy issues with the terms and conditions of usage that websites often present to users, the report says.

Bennett reports these grants are part of NSF’s Frontier projects, comprising of nearly 110 cybersecurity research projects that receive between $100,000 and $1 million in funds.

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