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Cyber Security Division

Cyber Security Division

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Mission

Cyber adversaries have presented a full spectrum of threats not only the U.S. government, but also to private organizations and critical infrastructure sectors. As the internet grew, criminal malicious internet activity – aimed at a profit gain, hacktivism and espionage – spread. Perhaps even more visible than adware and spyware were phishing emails, zero day attacks, rootkits and rogue anti-spyware incidents. 

From 2003 – 2010 the S&T's cybersecurity program addressed DHS cyber operational and critical infrastructure protection requirements. In fiscal year 2011, in response to the increasing importance of the cybersecurity mission, S&T formally established the Cyber Security Division (CSD) within S&T’s Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA).

CSD’s mission is to contribute to enhancing the security and resilience of the nation’s critical information infrastructure and the Internet by (1) developing and delivering new technologies, tools and techniques to enable DHS and the U.S. to defend, mitigate and secure current and future systems, networks and infrastructure against cyberattacks; (2) conduct and support technology transition and  (3) lead and coordinate research and development (R&D) among the R&D community which includes department customers, government agencies, the private sector and international partners.

Leadership

Dr. Douglas Maughan is the CSD director.

Meet the Team

Meet CSD's program managers. 

Cybersecurity Partnerships

CSD's work serves a wide range of customers by coordinating and cooperating with partners within the department and at other federal agencies, state and municipal administrations and first responders, private sector companies in a wide range of industries, Internet security researchers around the world and universities and national laboratories. CSD works to create partnerships between government and private industry, the venture capital community and the research community.

Connect with us!

Stay informed on what CSD is doing in the cyber security R&D community by following us on Twitter, attending one of our events or sending us an email. 

Email questions and comments to sandt-cyber-liaison@hq.dhs.gov

S&T's Cyber Security Division Overview Video

CSD Overview Video Link
 

Last Published Date: November 14, 2014
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