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CSIA IWG Cybersecurity R&D Recommendations

Publication Type: Federal Plans

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Pages: 18

About: The President’s Cyberspace Policy Review challenges the Federal community to develop a framework for research and development strategies that focus on game-changing technologies that can significantly enhance the trustworthiness of cyberspace.

The Cybersecurity Game-Change Research and Development (R&D) Recommendations, coordinated through the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program ( and its Cyber Security Information Assurance (CSIA) Interagency Working Group (IWG), have identified three (3) initial R&D themes to exemplify and motivate future Federal cybersecurity research activities: (a) Moving Target, (b) Tailored Trustworthy Spaces, and (c) Cyber Economic Incentives. While these themes do not themselves constitute a prioritized research agenda, they inspire new and different ways of thinking about problems and provoke novel solutions to develop technologies that provide increases in cybersecurity.

These three themes challenge some of the fundamental assumptions that have traditionally provided a foundation for cybersecurity research and, in doing so, offer the promise of changing the game in cybersecurity. The intent is not to aspire to develop the perfectly secure system, or to hope to develop universally useful security mechanisms that satisfy all cybersecurity needs...

Key Words: attack; cyber; cybersecurity; data; develop; economic; enable; information; mechanisms; methods; models; operating; policy; provide; requirements; research; security; space; support; systems; tailored; technologies; trust

Metadata Created: 8/1/2018
Metadata Updated: 8/1/2018