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Workshops & Conferences

Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security (HotSoS)
The Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security is an annual research event centered on the Science of Security, which aims to address the fundamental problems of security in a principled manner. The Science of Security (SoS) emphasizes the advancement of research methods as well as the development of new research results. This dual focus is intended to improve both the confidence we gain from scientific results and also the capacity and efficiency through which we address increasingly technical problems.

IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS)
The goal of this conference is to provide an outstanding forum for cyber 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 communications and network security.
2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Resilience (CPS-SR)
Held in conjuction with CPS Week. The aim of the workshop is to bring together leading researchers in disciplines that are related to ensuring the security and resilience of cyber-physical systems, to discuss hot topics and research directions that will lead to (reusable) solutions that are applicable to numerous forms of cyber-physical systems.
2018 | 2019

Workshop on Science of Security through Software-Defined Networking (SoSSDN)
The goal of this workshop (held June 16-17, 2016 at Illinois Institute) is to identify opportunities and challenges in using SDNs to advance the 'science of security'. We have brought together leaders from SDN and security in a two-day workshop that consists of invited talks, poster sessions and panel discussions.

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Special Interest Groups

Science of Security Virtual Organization
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 to engage the academic community for foundational research, promote rigorous scientific principles, and grow the SoS community. The SoS Virtual Organization is the SoS's initiative online home.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Community Forum
The Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program funds fundamentally new, principled approaches to protect and defend cyberspace against harmful actions by determined adversaries, and to measure their effectiveness.

Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition
The Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition is sponsored yearly by NSA's Research Directorate and reflects the Agency's desire to increase scientific rigor in the cybersecurity field. This competition was established to recognize current research that exemplifies the development of scientific rigor in cybersecurity research.


Science of Security (SoS) Annual Report
The National Security Agency (NSA) Research Directorate sponsors the Science of Security (SoS) initiative for the promotion of a foundational cybersecurity science that is needed to mature the cybersecurity discipline and to underpin advances in cyber defense. Unlike the efforts undertaken by other parts of the government and industry, the SoS initiative focuses on foundational research that can fundamentally change the approach to cybersecurity, developing strategic rather than tactical approaches.
20152016 | 2017 | 2018 

Final Report from the Workshop on Future Directions in Cyber-Physical Systems Security
The ACM CPSS 2015 workshop provided a platform for professionals from academia, government, and industry to discuss how to address the increasing security challenges facing CPS.

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Security Projects

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Assuring the Safety, Security, and Reliability of Medical Device Cyber-Physical Systems
Insup Lee (UPenn)

The Cyber-Physical Challenges of Transient Stability and Security in Power Grids
Francesco Bullo (UC Santa Barbara), Bruno Sinpolis (CMU), and Ian Dobson (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Foundations of Secure Cyber-Physical Systems
Suhas Diggavi (UCLA)

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A Science of SecUre and REsilient Cyber-Physical Systems
Xenofon Koutsoukos (Vanderbilt University)

Securing Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) Against Stealthy Attacks
Mina Guirguis (Texas State University - San Marcos)

A Study of Security Countermeasures for
Cyber-Physical Systems

Yuhong Zhang (Texas Southern University) and Wei Zhao (Temple University)