The Science of Cybersecurity

The Homeland Security Department attempts to set the standard for fielding cyber technologies.

A group of U.S. government researchers focused on fortifying homeland security has cybersecurity technology development down to a science.

Those researchers work for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), within the Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T’s) Cyber Security Division. The division, like the entire department, supports a wide range of missions, including science and technology research along with protecting critical infrastructure, securing government systems, assisting law enforcement and developing, training and educating the cyber work force.

Ongoing projects include efforts to support sectors such as oil and gas, electric, automotive and finance, all of which fall under the umbrella of critical infrastructure protection. “Critical infrastructure for us will continue to be at the forefront,” says Douglas Maughan, division director.

 

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