DHS Science and Technology Directorate Cyber Security Division published documents and other cyber security references and links can be found on this page. Visit the cybersecurity projects, news and resources pages for cyber specific articles and other written products or connect with us at the next S&T cybersecurity event.
2017 R&D Showcase and Technical workshop
National Cyber Security Awareness
Cybersecurity Project Videos
Transition to Practice Videos
Cybersecurity Fact Sheets
DHS S&T Cybersecurity Blogs
Cyber Security R&D Program a Launching Pad for New Solutions, February 26, 2018
DHS S&T Cybersecurity Documents
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Computer Forensic Tool Testing (CFTT) Reports - DHS S&T partners with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Computer Forensic Tool Testing (CFTT) project to provide forensic tool testing reports to the public. The CFTT project has established a methodology for testing computer forensic software tools utilizing tool specifications, test procedures, test criteria, test sets, and test hardware.
Other Cybersecurity Documents
As a service to the community, we present this collection of public documents that are highly relevant to planning of cybersecurity research and development.
2015 NITRD Cyber Physical Systems Vision Statement (PDF, 08 Pages, 355.76 KB)
Cyberspace Policy Review (PDF, 76 Pages, 710.50 KB)
Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan, February 2016 (PDF, 52 pages, 950.39 KB)
National CISR R&D Implementation Roadmap (PDF, 43 pages, 915.53 KB)
NIST Special Publication 800-183: Network of ‘Things’ (PDF, 30 Pages, 2.73 MB)
Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program (PDF, 36 Pages, 794.66 KB)
The Collegiate Cyber Defense Challenge (CCDC) is a capture the flag-style tournament. The nation is divided into nine regions with an additional at-large region, where teams of eight students compete against each other to defend their networks and associated services and the winners of each region advance to the National CCDC.
The Computing Research Association (CRA) is an association of more than 200 North American academic departments of computer science, computer engineering, and related fields; laboratories and centers in industry, government, and academia engaging in basic computing research; and affiliated professional societies.
The goal of the Defense Technology Experimental Research (DETER) laboratory effort is to create, maintain, and support a collaborative and vendor-neutral experimental environment for cybersecurity research. It is intended to provide a center for interchange and collaboration among security researchers and testbed builders.
The DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) Deployment Coordination Initiative is part of a global effort to deploy new security measures that will help the DNS perform as people expect it to – in a trustworthy manner.
This website is devoted to promoting information exchange for advancing the U.S. Federal cybersecurity game-change research agenda.
The Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk & Trust project supports global cyber risk research & development by coordinating, enhancing and developing real world data, analytics and information sharing capabilities, tools, models, and methodologies. In order to accelerate solutions around cyber risk issues and infrastructure security, IMPACT makes these data sharing components broadly available as national and international resources to support the three-way partnership among cyber security researchers, technology developers and policymakers in academia, industry and the government.
The Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) is a Consortium that includes academic institutions, federally-funded labs and non-profit organizations.
The Institute for Security Technology Studies (ISTS) at Dartmouth College is dedicated to pursuing research and education for cybersecurity and trust.
Software is a crucial component of daily living, affecting our privacy, worldwide economic structures, and the services we depend on every day. With the increasing rate of security breaches, today’s applications need to be built more securely at the code level, and that code needs to be tested regularly. The Software Assurance Marketplace was developed to make it easier to consistently test the quality and security of these applications and bring a transformative change to the software assurance landscape by reducing the number of weaknesses deployed in software.
The U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) seeks to create a pipeline through which talented youth will be discovered, guided and enabled to progress towards careers as technical cybersecurity experts. The goal is to deploy and test multiple talent competitions and talent development initiatives to enable high school and college students to develop and demonstrate their cyber skills. USCC organizes multiple events for high school students throughout the year including Cyber Foundations workshops as well as summer camps.