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.

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

  • "Here Come the AI Worms"

    A team of researchers developed one of the first generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) worms, which can spread from one system to another.

  • "Quantum Encryption May Secure the Danish Energy Grid"

    Energinet, the Danish national transmission system operator for electricity and natural gas, together with researchers from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), demonstrated how quantum key encryption can protect society from the threat posed by

Upcoming Events

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  • 02/26/2024 – 03/01/2024

    The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2024)

    The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2024) The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) is a top venue that fosters information exchange among researchers and practitioners of computer, network and distributed…
  • 03/01/2024 – 03/01/2024

    Seattle/Bellevue Cyber Security Summit

    "The Eighth Annual Seattle/Bellevue Cyber Security Summit connects C-Suite & Senior Executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information secur
  • 03/05/2024 – 03/07/2024

    Cyber Intelligence Europe

    "We are pleased to bring our 10th Cyber Intelligence Europe conference and exhibition to Dublin, Ireland.
  • 03/07/2024 – 03/07/2024

    San Diego Cyber Security Summit

    "The Fourth Annual San Diego Cyber Security Summit connects C-Suite & Senior Executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security exp