DHS S&T Prioritizes 5 Research Areas Supporting New Cybersecurity Strategy

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate is initiating research efforts to support a new cybersecurity strategy.

These efforts aim to bolster the department’s cyber detection and defense capacities, and encompass the areas of risk identification, vulnerability reduction, threat reduction, consequence mitigation and enabling of cybersecurity outcomes, DHS said Thursday.

In support of the risk identification research area, S&T’s Application of Network Measurement Science seeks to construct technologies that would help identify, classify, report, predict, attribute and address events disruptive to the internet.

Under the vulnerability reduction area, the directorate is pursuing the Critical Infrastructure Design and Adaptive Resilient Systems project that aims to develop analytical tools and framework for facilitating cross-sector cybersecurity risk assessments.

For the area focusing on threat reduction, S&T has initiated the Anonymous Networks and Currencies and Cyber Forensics projects that aim to build platforms to support law enforcement entities in performing cyber and network investigations.

Supporting consequence mitigation, S&T’s Cyber Physical System Security effort works to include security considerations into the structure of cyber physical systems, for instance IoT.

Lastly, the Transition to Practice Program seeks to disseminate government-funded cybersecurity applications across the market, supporting the goal to enable cybersecurity outcomes.

These projects are only a few among the department’s many cybersecurity efforts.

The full list of projects can be found here.

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