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Spotlight on Current Lablet Activities

Critical cyber systems must inspire trust and confidence, protect the privacy and integrity of data resources, and perform reliably. To tackle the ongoing challenges of securing tomorrow's systems we must develop the scientific underpinnings of security to understand what is possible in that domain as well as develop a collaborative community of researchers from government, industry and academia.

As part of that effort NSA began funding academic "Lablets" focused on the development of a Science of Security (SoS) and a broad, self-sustaining community effort to advance it. A major goal is the creation of a unified body of knowledge that can serve as the basis of a trust engineering discipline, curriculum, and rigorous design methodologies. The results of SoS Lablet research will be extensively documented and widely distributed through the SoS Virtual Organization. The intention is for the SoS VO to be our primary resource for describing Lablet research, and for creating a broad community effort to advance security science.

Currently Funded Research Lablets:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Maryland

The following sections provide some brief summaries of Lablet activities during the April through June 2014 time period.



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