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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  • 02/25/2024 – 02/28/2024

    10th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy (ICISSP)

    "The International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy is an event where researchers and practitioners can meet and discuss state-of-the-art research about the technological, social, and regulatory challenges that regard the security,…
  • 02/26/2024 – 02/28/2024

    Zero Trust World 2024

    "Learn from experts, learn from peers, and expand your network in a fun environment with three days designed to improve your knowledge and skills as an IT professional.
  • 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