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DHS expects 243 researchers to access cyber data through its PREDICT program

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November 23, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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The Science and Technology Directorate at DHS has streamlined the application process by which cyber researchers can request permission to access real-world data on network operations, application procedures, and protection and review processes, which are being collected by a departmental effort known as the “Protected Repository for the Defense of Infrastructure against Cyber Threats,” or PREDICT.

Where DHS once estimated the PREDICT program would attract participation from about 206 different individuals and organizations (which each would consume about eight hours applying for permission to access the consolidated data), the department is now estimating that it will only take about 30 minutes for each of approximately 243 users to complete its application form online, at https://www.predict.org.

Government Security News described the PREDICT program in a news account published on Sept. 1, 2010.

“The information collected [from applicants] is used by the DHS S&T PREDICT program to determine the authenticity and validate the requestor’s stated research against the data requested,” explains aFederal Register notice posted by DHS on Nov. 23.

via Government Security News, continued here.