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Project Title:

A Primer on Cybersecurity: Leveraging Two Decades of National Academies Work
PIN: DEPS-CSTB-12-03        

Major Unit:

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: Computer Science & Telecommuncations Board DEPS

RSO: Lin, Herb

Subject/Focus Area: Computers and Information Technology

Project Scope
A primer on the technical and policy issues of cybersecurity, building on over 2 decades of prior Academies work, would be developed under the auspices of a small study committee.  The report would examine what is known about effective technical and nontechnical approaches, the state of art and open challenges,  why relatively little progress has been made in cybersecurity despite the recommendations of many reports from the Academies and elsewhere, and potential policy responses.   Much of the material would be drawn directly from previous reports.  The committee would also review emerging issues and new technical and nontechnical approaches that may not have been covered in previous NRC reports. 

The project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Google, Microsoft, and the National Research Council
The approximate start date for the project is 10/01/2012
A report is expected to be issued by May 31, 2013.

Project Duration: 12 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 11/20/2012
 Meeting 2 - 01/22/2013
 Meeting 3 - 02/05/2013
 Meeting 4 - 02/19/2013
 Meeting 5 - 03/21/2013


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At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy: Some Basic Concepts and Issues