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Snapshot: S&T Seeks Answers to Cyber-Risk Economics Questions

S&T's Cyber Risk Economics program funds applied research and development knowledge products and interdisciplinary convening efforts concerning improving the cybersecurity posture of the nation's critical infrastructure and vital data assets.

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The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) Cyber Risk Economics (CYRIE) program supports research, development, and operationalization of technical and knowledge solutions that improve value-based decision making by those who own, operate, protect, and regulate the nation’s vital data assets and critical infrastructures. The objective of this research strategy and the CYRIE program is to close the gap between research and practice by apprising the research community of real-world cyber risk economics challenges, and, ultimately, to inform evidence-based policy and actions by industry and government.

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Eleven innovative cybersecurity technologies from S&T's Transition to Practice (TTP) Program will be featured at SciTech Northwest Technology Expo.

DHS and DOE Meet with Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council, Announce Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative

On October 2, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) met with the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske and National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Under Secretary Christopher Krebs led the meeting alongside Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary Karen Evans and leaders from the oil and natural gas industry. The group discussed ways industry and government can take a more strategic approach to securing pipelines and other critical infrastructure.

Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Kicks Off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

On October 2, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen kicked off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), with a conversation at the Washington Post’s Cybersecurity Summit. Secretary Nielsen discussed DHS’s continued efforts to secure our nation’s election systems and combat the threats to our cyberspace.

DHS Holds Classified Briefing for Private Sector Election Companies

Senior officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) met today with members of the Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) for the Election Infrastructure Subsector and conducted a classified briefing on the current cyber threat landscape for the election community. 

NCSAM Resources

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a time to focus on how cybersecurity is a shared responsibility that affects all Americans. NCSAM is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its public and private partners, including the National Cyber Security Alliance, to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and individual cyber hygiene.

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