DHS seeks industry input on cybersecurity technology ideas

February 15, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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via Info Security

The Department of Homeland Security is willing to pay $40 million in total for industry ideas to improve critical infrastructure defenses against cyber attacks.

The focus of the DHS effort will be to encourage industry to develop and demonstrate cybersecurity prototypes “in an operational environment” to protect the nation’s critical infrastructures, according to the department’s broad agency announcement (BAA).

DHS is looking for research and development proposals to improve cybersecurity in 14 technical areas: software assurance, enterprise-level security metrics, usable security, insider threats, resilient networks, attack modeling, network mapping and measurement, incident response, cyber economics, digital provenance, hardware-enabled trust, moving-target defense, nature-inspired cyber health, and software assurance market place.

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