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DHS S&T Hosts Cybersecurity Research and Development Showcase

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science Technology Directorate (S&T) Cyber Security Division (CSD) recently hosted the 2016 Research and Development (R&D) Showcase. The general public, cybersecurity professionals, and members of academia gathered to discuss new CSD-funded research.

The R&D Showcase aimed to further cooperation between researchers and government agencies, and connect technologies to transition partners.

“DHS S&T CSD’s mission is to transition cybersecurity R&D technologies and products from the research community into the marketplace,” says Douglas Maughan, DHS S&T Director of the CSD. “The goal of the R&D Showcase was to present our early, mid and mature technologies to cybersecurity professionals looking to deploy these cutting-edge innovations into their enterprise. With this event we were able to engage almost 700 cybersecurity experts over a three day period.”

The showcase featured a technology demonstration and a poster session of CSD’s research portfolio. The portfolio was comprised of nine ground-breaking, transition-ready solutions, as well as two collaboration projects.

These technologies stand as examples of the potential solutions available in today’s complex cybersecurity environment. Some of these technologies include:

A Watchdog System for Internet Routing, presented by Christos Papadopoulos of Colorado State University – a monitoring system for critical Internet routing infrastructure which identifies critical services and monitors them from locations all around the world to provide real-time alerts for new events.

Project iVe: Forensics for Vehicle, presented by Ben LeMere of Berla Corporation – a technology that supports forensic data extraction and prevents digital evidence from being compromised, including GPS location, call logs, text messages, emails, social media feed, and other personal data that can be stored to a device. Protecting

Emergency Services from Complex Distributed Telephone Denial of Service, presented by Mark Collier of Secure Logix – A common attack known as Telephone Denial of Service (TDoS) is comprised of a flood of malicious inbound calls. TDoS targets public safety numbers, such as emergency responders and 911, but can be filtered out through this new technology.

“DHS S&T’s cybersecurity R&D portfolio is very broad – addressing a variety of cybersecurity topics – which will not only provide solutions to the Department, but will help provide a positive impact on the larger cyber landscape,” explained DHS S&T CSD Program Manager and R&D Showcase lead Daniel Massey.

DHS S&T believes events such as the 2016 R&D Showcase are critical to forging a strong relationship between the public and private sector, and making tomorrow’s cybersecurity innovations possible.

 

 

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