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News Release 15-126

NSF awards $74.5 million to support interdisciplinary cybersecurity research

Investment includes 257 new projects involviing researchers in 37 states

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Visualization of the routing paths of the Internet

Visualization of the routing paths of the Internet. NSF invests in research to enhance security practices and technologies, bolster education and training in cybersecurity, establish a science of cybersecurity and transition promising cybersecurity research into practice.

Credit: Barrett Lyon/The Opte Project


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Philippa Gill

Assistant Professor Philippa Gill in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University is one of this year's SaTC awardees. Gill's research looks at how nations repurpose Internet protocols and network management products for information control.

Credit: Stony Brook University


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students working on computers

Protecting cyberspace requires a cybersecurity workforce that can rapidly detect and respond to threats and create ways to thwart attacks by design before they occur. NSF has helped to train thousands of cybersecurity workers, but many more are needed by government and industry.

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The SaTC awards acknowledge the complex interactions between people and technology as a key part of cybersecurity and support interdisciplinary research that aims to address security and privacy by better understanding these relationships.

Credit: Theoretical computer science research community and the Computing Community Consortium


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