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

  • "Cybersecurity Protects Food, Agriculture"

    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is working on the first US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-sponsored effort to explore the cybersecurity vulnerabilities and potential impact of increasingly smart agriculture technologies on US so

  • "Saddling up Cryptosystems for a Quantum Showdown"

    A team of researchers may have discovered the key to tackling threats from a large-scale quantum attack in an algebraic structure known as a quadratic twist.

Upcoming Events

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  • 12/10/2023 – 12/13/2023

    25th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia

    "Research in multimedia computing is generally concerned with presentation, integration and computation of one or more media, such as text, image, graphics, audio, video, social data, and data collected from various sensors, etc., using computing…
  • 12/10/2023 – 12/15/2023

    24th ACM/IFIP International Middleware Conference

    "The annual ACM/IFIP Middleware conference is a major forum for the discussion of innovations and recent scientific advances of middleware systems with a focus on the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of distributed systems, platforms
  • 01/04/2024 – 01/08/2024

    IEEE 42nd International Conference on Consumer Electronics

    "The 42nd IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE 2024) is the IEEE Consumer Technology Society’s annual flagship conference that will take place in conjunction with CES.
  • 01/06/2024 – 01/10/2024

    ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA24)

    "This symposium focuses on research topics related to design and analysis of efficient algorithms and data structures for discrete problems.