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Project Information

Project Information


A Primer on Cybersecurity: Leveraging Two Decades of National Academies Work


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. 

Status: Current

PIN: DEPS-CSTB-12-03

Project Duration (months): 12 month(s)

RSO: Lin, Herb

Topic(s):

Computers and Information Technology


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 11/13/2012

Dr. David D. Clark - (Chair)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Clark is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Since the mid 70s, Dr. Clark has been leading the development of the Internet; from 1981-1989 he acted as Chief Protocol Architect in this development, and chaired the Internet Activities Board. His current research looks at re-definition of the architectural underpinnings of the Internet, and the relation of technology and architecture to economic, societal and policy considerations. He is helping the U.S. National Science foundation organize their Future Internet Design program. Dr. Clark is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and is past chairman of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies. He has contributed to a number of studies on the societal and policy impact of computer communications. He is co-director of the MIT Communications Futures Program, a project for industry collaboration and coordination along the communications value chain. Dr. Clark received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT in 1973.
Dr. Thomas A. Berson
Anagram Laboratories

Tom Berson is Founder President of Anagram Laboratories. He has spent his career working both the defensive and the offensive sides of the information security battle. He has been a researcher at IBM Research and at Xerox PARC. He has been successful as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur three times: Sytek, Inc (broadband local area networks, end-to-end secure at the session layer); BlueSteel Networks (cryptographic accelerator chips, now the basis of Broadcom’s crypto line); and Salesforce.com (cloud computing services for enterprise users). Dr. Berson’s information security consultancy, Anagram Laboratories celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011. He is attracted most strongly to security issues raised at the confluence of technology, business, and world events. His client base includes Salesforce.com (disruptive at the center of the net) and, formerly, Skype (disruptive at the edge). Dr. Berson is a student of Sun Tzu’s Art of War and its applicability to modern information conflict. Dr. Berson was the first person to be named a Fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research. His citation reads, “For visionary and essential service and for numerous valuable contributions to the technical, social, and commercial development of cryptology and security.” Dr. Berson was an editor of the Journal of Cryptology for fourteen years. He is a Past-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Security and Privacy, and a Past-President of the International Association for Cryptologic Research. Dr. Berson has been a member of three previous National Research Council committees: the Committee on Computer Security in the Department of Energy, the Committee to Review DoD C4I Plans and Programs, and the Committee on Offensive Information Warfare. Dr. Berson earned a B.S. in physics from the State University of New York in 1967 and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of London in 1977. He was a Visiting Fellow in Mathematics in the University of Cambridge, and is a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. Dr. Berson’s Erdös Number is 2; his amateur radio call sign is ND2T.


Events



Location:

Keck Center
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Event Type :  
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Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

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Contact Name:  Eric Whitaker
Contact Email:  ewhitaker@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1481

Agenda
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Bill Sanders, University of Illinois
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

David Clark
Thomas Berson
Marjory Blumenthal


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

-reaction to speaker
-report structure

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 23, 2013


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
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Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Eric Whitaker
Contact Email:  ewhitaker@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1481

Agenda
12:00 - 12:30 Phyllis Schneck, McAfee (via teleconference)

1:00pm - 2:00pm Timothy Gibson, Draper Laboratories (via teleconference)

Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Eric Whitaker
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Contact Phone:  202-334-1481

Agenda
AGENDA

OPEN SESSION
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Bill Press, University of Texas, Reflections on Cybersecurity


Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

David Clark
Thomas Berson
Marjory Blumenthal

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

-Report structure

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 05, 2013


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Eric Whitaker
Contact Email:  ewhitaker@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1481

Agenda
12-1 - briefing on cloud security
1-2 - closed session, committee deliberations
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Shenae Bradley
Contact Email:  sbradley@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-229.

Agenda
Noon to 1 pm; Stefan Savage on embedded computing.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 15, 2012

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