advancing cybersecurity through science

The National Security Agency Research Directorate sponsors the Science of Security Initiative to promote foundational cybersecurity science that is needed to mature the cybersecurity discipline and to underpin advances in cyberdefense. The SoS initiative works in several ways. 1. Engage the academic community for foundational research, 2. Promote rigorous scientific principles, and 3. grow the SoS community. The SoS Virtual Organization is the SoS’s initiative online home.

promoting foundational cybersecurity science needed to mature the cybersecurity discipline and advance cyberdefense
providing a focal point for security science related work and facilitating collaborative community to advance security science
sponsoring engaging competitions and rewarding demonstrated excellence in the cybersecurity community

Recent News

  • "AI Boosts Malware Detection Rates by 70%"

    Threat intelligence-sharing platform VirusTotal has recently unveiled new research showing how cyber defenders can use AI to enhance malware analysis.

  • "Four Papers by CSE Researchers Appearing at CCS 2023"

    Researchers from the University of Michigan's Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) division are presenting papers at the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control's (SIGSAC's) Conference on Computer and

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