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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  • 09/30/2023 – 10/05/2023

    2023 IEEE/AIAA 42nd Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC)

    "Join us in Barcelona, Spain for the 42nd AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), the preeminent R&D conference in the field of digital avionics offered by two distinguished professional societies, the American Institute of Aeronautics…
  • 10/01/2023 – 10/03/2023

    IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI)

    "The IEEE Intelligent Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), sponsored by the IEEE ITS Society, is the leading international scientific conference on interdisciplinary research on information technology for intelligence, safety, and…
  • 10/01/2023 – 10/05/2023

    IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security

    "IEEE CNS provides a premier forum for security researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and users to exchange ideas, techniques and tools, raise awareness, and share experience related to all practical and theoretical aspects of cybersecurity."
  • 10/04/2023 – 10/04/2023

    Charlotte Cyber Security Summit

    "The Fifth Annual Charlotte Cyber Security Summit connects C-Suite & Senior Executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security experts. Admission is $…