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

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  • 07/28/2024 – 07/31/2024

    33rd International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2024)

    "ICCCN is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel ideas and fundamental advances in the fields of computer communications and networks.
  • 07/29/2024 – 08/02/2024

    CyberGirls @ VirginiaTech

    Do you know a rising 8th or 9th grade young woman who likes to solve puzzles, learn new things, and wants to make the world a safer place?
  • 08/13/2024 – 08/13/2024

    17th Cyber Security Experimentation and Test Workshop (CSET)

    For 16 years, the Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test (CSET) has been an important and lively space for discussing all-encompassing or “meta” cybersecurity topics related to reliability, validity, reproducibility, transferability, ethics…
  • 08/14/2024 – 08/16/2024

    33rd USENIX Security Symposium

    The 33rd USENIX Security Symposium will take place on August 14–16, 2024, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA, USA.