Our nation’s resources that drive our economy, power our cities and towns, and provide a safe food and water supply rely on cyberspace to operate effectively. As such, this vast amount of intertwined critical networks, systems and resources are a high priority to secure. To do so, S&T collaborates with a range of cybersecurity partners across DHS, federal agencies, state agencies, first responders, critical infrastructure sectors, national laboratories, universities and international organizations to develop novel solutions and secure our nation’s resources.
One of the many ways we strengthen the relationships with our public and private partners is to bring solutions to the cybersecurity landscape through our annual showcase and workshop. This year, S&T’s Cyber Security Division (CSD) will host the 2016 Cyber Security Division Research and Development (R&D) Showcase and Technical Workshop on February 17 – 19. CSD will feature technologies, tools and techniques to address complex challenges. The goal of the showcase is to make a positive impact on the cybersecurity posture by finding interested transition partners to help these technologies get into the hands of a commercial or government end-user.
The more than 70 cybersecurity projects to be presented provide solutions to real-world customer requirements and aim improve cyber economic incentives, forensics, cyber competitions, mobile security, identity management, internet measurement, software assurance, cyber physical system security and distributed denial of service prevention.
In addition to novel solutions, the R&D Showcase will feature transition-ready projects. Transitioning innovative R&D technology solutions is a key necessity in putting them into action. Nine transition-ready projects and two collaboration projects will provide solutions to strengthen organizations, critical infrastructure sectors and our nation as a whole.
Through CSD’s wide-range of cybersecurity projects, our cyber team is working to enhance the security and resilience of our nation’s infrastructure and the Internet. I encourage you to attend to learn more about our research and technologies, which can help our nation’s cybersecurity posture.
Dr. Reginald Brothers
Under Secretary for Science and Technology