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White House roadmap lays out federal cybersecurity R&D priorities

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December 9, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Requirements
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The White House this week released a roadmap for federal cybersecurity research and development (R&D) priorities, which emphasizes securing critical infrastructure from cyberattacks.

The roadmap, Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program, identified four R&D “thrusts” for the Obama administration: inducing change, developing scientific foundations, maximizing research impact, and accelerating transition to practice.

“The thrusts provide a framework for prioritizing cybersecurity R&D in a way that concentrates research efforts on limiting current cyberspace deficiencies, precluding future problems, and expediting the infusion of research accomplishments into the marketplace. The principal objectives of the thrusts include achieving greater cyberspace resiliency, improving attack prevention, developing new defenses, and enhancing our capabilities to design software that is resistant to attacks”, the report explained.

via InfoSecurity Magazine, continued here.