DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) published documents and other cybersecurity references and links can be found on this page. For the latest information about S&T Cybersecurity, visit the S&T Cybersecurity News, Publications, Videos and Events pages.
DHS S&T Cybersecurity Publications
- 2018 Cybersecurity Portfolio Guide
- 2018 Cybersecurity Technology Guide
- 2017 Cyber Security R&D Showcase and Technical Workshop Program Guide
- 2016 Cyber Security R&D Showcase and Technical Workshop Program Guide
- A Roadmap for Cybersecurity Research
- Cyber Risk Economics Capability Gaps Research Strategy
- Cyber Security Division FY 2013 Annual Report
- CSD Moving Towards Interoperability
- CSD Transition to Practice Infographic
- DHS S&T Transition to Practice Technology Guide
- DHS Study on Mobile Device Security
- The Menlo Report
- The Menlo Companion Report
- Mobile App Security Study: Securing Mobile Applications for First Responders
- Mobile Security R&D Program Guide, Volume 2
- 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.
- Open Source Software in Government: Challenges and Opportunities
- Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) Vision Document
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.
- 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review
- 2015 NITRD Cyber Physical Systems Vision Statement (PDF, 08 Pages, 355.76 KB)
- Cybersecurity National Action Plan
- Cyberspace Policy Review (PDF, 76 Pages, 710.50 KB)
- DHS Fact Sheet: Blueprint for a Secure Cyber Future 2011
- Executive Order 13636: Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and Presidential Policy Directive-21: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
- Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan, February 2016 (PDF, 52 pages, 950.39 KB)
- National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (CISR) Research and Development (R&D) Plan
- National CISR R&D Implementation Roadmap (PDF, 43 pages, 915.53 KB)
- National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) 2013: Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (PDF, 41 Pages, 930 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)
Collegiate Cyber Defense Challenge (CCDC)
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.
Computing Research Association
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.
DNSSEC Deployment Initiative
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.
Federal Cybersecurity Game-change R&D
This website is devoted to promoting information exchange for advancing the U.S. Federal cybersecurity game-change research agenda.
IMPACT: Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk & Trust
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.
Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection
The Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) is a Consortium that includes academic institutions, federally-funded labs and non-profit organizations.
Institute for Security Technology Studies
The Institute for Security Technology Studies (ISTS) at Dartmouth College is dedicated to pursuing research and education for cybersecurity and trust.
Software Assurance Market Place (SWAMP)
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.
U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC)
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.