Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CSIA) R&D advances protection of information, information systems, and people from cyber threats and prevention of adverse effects arising from information processing; this includes R&D to deter, detect, prevent, counter, respond to, recover from, and adapt to threats to the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of information and information systems.

 

Overview

The CSIA Interagency Working Group (IWG) was created in 2006 to coordinate Federal cybersecurity R&D across 16 participating agencies and support their research activities to protect U.S. information and information systems from cyber threats. Guided by the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan and aligned with NIST’s Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, the IWG focuses on the safety and security of systems that underpin a vast array of capabilities and technologies in multiple sectors, including power generation, transportation, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, and national security.

Strategic Priorities

  • Deter: The ability to efficiently discourage malicious cyber activities by increasing the costs, risks, and uncertainty to adversaries and diminishing their spoils.
  • Protect: The ability of components, systems, users, and critical infrastructure to efficiently resist malicious cyber activities and to ensure confidentiality, integrity, availability, and accountability.
  • Detect: The ability to efficiently detect, and even anticipate, adversary decisions and activities, given that systems should be assumed to be vulnerable to malicious cyber activities.
  • Respond: When malicious cyber activity is detected, the ability of defenses, defenders, and infrastructure to dynamically react, adapt, counter, recover, maintain operations, complete restoration, and prevent repeat attacks.

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Co-Chairs

Jeremy Epstein Jeremy Epstein
Deputy Division Director
Computer and Network Systems (CISE/CNS)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Matthew Scholl Matthew Scholl
Division Chief
Computer Security, Information Technology Lab (ITL)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Current Activities

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Recent Publications

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