2018 S&T Cybersecurity R&D Portfolio & Tech Guide Launched (Multi-Video)

The 2018 Cyber Security Division Portfolio Guide & the 2018 Cyber Security Division Technology Guide outline the scope of the S&T’s broad cybersecurity research portfolio & provides insight into numerous R&D efforts that are at or nearing the transition phase, respectively.
The 2018 Cyber Security Division Portfolio Guide & the 2018 Cyber Security Division Technology Guide outline the scope of the S&T’s broad cybersecurity research portfolio & provides insight into numerous R&D efforts that are at or nearing the transition phase, respectively.

Cyber adversaries have presented a full spectrum of threats not only the U.S. government, but also to private organizations and critical infrastructure sectors.

As the internet grew, criminal malicious internet activity – aimed at a profit gain, hacktivism and espionage – spread.

Perhaps even more visible than adware and spyware were phishing emails, zero day attacks, rootkits and rogue anti-spyware incidents.

2017 ASTORS PlatinumTo address these issues, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), which was recognized for Four Programs for Excellence in Homeland Security 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programhas officially released two new guides to boost opportunities to transition its mature cybersecurity solutions and spur community discussion about its research and development (R&D) priorities.

The two informational guides, the 2018 Cyber Security Division Portfolio Guide and the 2018 Cyber Security Division Technology Guide outline the scope of the S&T’s broad cybersecurity research portfolio and provide insight into numerous R&D efforts that are at or nearing the transition phase, respectively.

Each is available for free download from the DHS S&T website.

Douglas Maughan, S&T Cyber Security Division (CSD) Director
Douglas Maughan, S&T Cyber Security Division (CSD) Director

“We believe these guides will be catalysts for new opportunities with stakeholders in the public and private sector cybersecurity community to pilot or transition to the marketplace these groundbreaking, mature solutions,” said S&T Cyber Security Division (CSD) Director Douglas Maughan.

“We also believe each guide will prompt interest within the research community to discuss emerging cybersecurity capability gaps with us.”

“This input will help S&T focus its R&D portfolio on real-world cybersecurity gaps and tailor future research efforts to ensure more successful transitions in the future.”

(Learn More. The Cyber Security Division’s mission is to enhance the security and resilience of the nation’s critical information infrastructure and the Internet by developing and delivering new technologies, tools and techniques; conducting and supporting technology transition; and leading and coordinating research and development. Courtesy of DHS Science and Technology Directorate and YouTube)

2018 Cyber Security Division Portfolio Guide

The Portfolio Guide presents in-depth summaries of S&T’s various cybersecurity R&D program areas—from Cyber for Critical Infrastructure to Cyber Physical System Security.

In all, the guide delivers 15 insightful overviews—including one about the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program—encompassing the totality of S&T’s broad cybersecurity research portfolio.

2018 Cyber Security Division Portfolio Guide

2018 Cyber Security Division Technology Guide

Building on its counterpart, the Technology Guide focuses on individual S&T research efforts to provide stakeholders an insider’s look at more than 70 mature, S&T-funded R&D technologies and solutions plus Transition to Practice technologies that are ready for adoption and marketplace transition.

The technologies presented are from research project areas such as Software Assurance, Mobile Security, Identity Management, Distributed Denial of Service Defense, Data Privacy, Cyber Competitions, Cyber Forensics and more.

Each research effort summarized in the technology guide is the culmination of extensive work to identify and develop cybersecurity technologies for Homeland Security Enterprise uses.

(Learn More. The Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate and the Department of Energy jointly funded the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) effort to address the challenge of protecting the nation’s power grid by significantly improving the way the infrastructure is built, making it more secure, reliable, and safe. Courtesy of DHS Science and Technology Directorate and YouTube)

All of these technologies and solutions—developed by S&T’s industry, academia and national lab partners—underwent a thorough vetting process to ensure the proposed research addresses a pressing cybersecurity gap and possesses a high level of potential for success.

The number and breath of R&D projects included in the guide speaks to the importance S&T places on transitioning its developed technologies to end-users.

S&T’s cybersecurity mission is to enhance the security and resilience of the nation’s critical information infrastructure and the internet by developing and delivering new technologies, tools, solutions and techniques to defend against cyberattacks.

S&T’s cybersecurity R&D program conducts and supports technology transitions and leads and coordinates R&D among the cybersecurity community, which includes DHS components, government agencies, the private sector and international partners.

DHS S&T Honored in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science (DHS) and Technology Directorate (S&T) was recognized with Four ‘ASTORS’ ‘Excellence in Homeland Security’  Platinum Awards by American Security Today (AST), at ISC East. 

This awards program was organized by AST to recognize the most distinguished security vendors, as the nation continues to respond to escalating threats from home and abroad.

The innovative solutions being implemented to meet those threats has led to tremendous growth in the field of Homeland Security, and to this awards program for recognition of the key contributors to our nation’s security.

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  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)

    • Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environ (EDGE) Virtual Online Training for First Responders Open at No Cost to All U.S. First Responders Agencies, Across Disciplines for Coordinated Response to Critical Incidents
    • Excellence in Homeland Security

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  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)

    • Resilient Tunnel Plug (RTP) to Strengthen Mass Transportation Critical Infrastructure from Disruptive Flood Events
    • Excellence in Homeland Security

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  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) First Responders Group (FRG)

    • Flood Apex Program, Applying New & Emerging Technologies to Improve Community Resilience from Flood Disasters, Reduce Fatalities and Property Loss
    • Excellence in Homeland Security

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  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects (HSARPA)

    • Surface Transportation Explosives Threat Detection (STETD) on Developing the Capacity to Detect Potential Threat Items Throughout Rail and Subway Systems Without Alerting the Subject or Negatively Impacting the Speed of Travel
    • Excellence in Homeland Security

Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:

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  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission
  • State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Leaders in Private Security

Recognized for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

American Security Today will be holding the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winner in November 2018, in New York City.

To learn more about S&T’s cybersecurity initiatives, please visit https://www.dhs.gov/cyber-research.

(Learn about the 2017 Cyber Security R&D Showcase, sponsored by DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s Cyber Security Division, the government’s largest cybersecurity R&D conference, featuring more than 115 technical presentations representing a combined $250 million of federally funded cybersecurity R&D. Courtesy of DHS Science and Technology Directorate and YouTube)