The 2022 Secure and Trustworthy CyberSpace Principal Investigators’ Meeting (2022 SaTC PI Meeting), was held Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, VA. This meeting highlighted the 10-year milestone of the NSF Secure and Trustworthy CyberSpace Program with focused discussions about the future directions of the program among other exciting events. The Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel, located at 2799 Richmond Highway, Arlington, VA 22202, is two miles from the Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and 4.7 miles from NSF via US-1 N. Attendance required a registration fee of $160.76 ($150 + $10.76 processing fee).
The impact of COVID-19 affected the biennial SaTC PI Meeting algorithm, causing the 2021 meeting to be postponed to 2022. The 2022 meeting was the first in-person SaTC PI Meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic officially shuttered nearly all Government (Federal, State, and Local), academic, and private sector institutions throughout the United States in March 2020.
During the first quarter of 2022, many government jurisdictions and establishments began lifting mask wearing and vaccine requirements, however, studies show that the Omicron variant, and possibly more contagious versions thereof, was still present. The meeting organizers believed it was most prudent to take as many precautions within their control to assist the health and safety of the 2022 SaTC PI Meeting participants. Therefore, a Covid 19 policy was enforced at the 2022 SaTC PI Meeting.
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The NSF SaTC PI Meeting is a biennial forum of the SaTC research community with leading experts from academia, industry, and Federal agencies, who will come together to discuss game changing challenges resulting from the global adoption of cyberspace by:
- Reviewing new developments in SaTC fundamental ideas and concepts that minimize the misuses of cybersecurity
- Discussing ways to bolster education and training in cybersercurity
- Identifying new, emerging applications
- Transitioning promising research into practice
The National Science Foundation established the SaTC program to protect cyber-systems (including host machines, the internet and other cyber-infrastructure) from malicious behavior, while preserving privacy and promoting usability. The SaTC program supports a broad spectrum of innovative research that will improve the resilience of individual hosts, networked systems, hardware, software, applications and critical infrastructure from malicious cyber-attacks while preserving privacy and promoting effective and safe usability. SaTC recognizes that this is not only a problem of developing trustworthy computing technology, but also of understanding the economic, social, and behavioral factors that affect its use and deployment. Addressing this problem requires multi-disciplinary expertise in human, statistical, mathematical, computational, and computer sciences and ultimately the transition of new concepts and technologies to practice, as well will require the expertise and resources from a wide range of disciplines, including computer science, engineering, economics mathematics, and behavioral sciences. Forerunners of the SaTC program include the Trustworthy Computing, Cyber Trust, and Trusted Computing programs.
The program of the meeting included invited keynotes and PI talks, panels, and breakout discussions about SaTC research-related projects funded by NSF and other Federal agencies. The program was organized by a program committee comprising SaTC community experts identified by NSF.
The NSF SaTC Program's public solicitation can be found at: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=504709&ods_key=nsf22517