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

  • "IARPA Seeking Tech to Pinpoint Cyberattack Attribution"

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)  wants to provide novel technologies that will help law enforcement and the Intelligence Community (IC) better attribute the sources of malicious cyberattacks.

  • "Digital Emblem for Humanitarian Law in Cyberspace"

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) wants to protect its digital infrastructure and that of humanitarian organizations with a digital emblem in response to warfare increasingly spreading into cyberspace.

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