According to the May, 2009 Cyberspace Policy Review, published by the White House, "Cybersecurity policy includes strategy, policy, and standards regarding the security of and operations in cyberspace, and encompasses the full range of threat reduction, vulnerability reduction, deterrence, international engagement, incident response, resiliency, and recovery policies and activities, including computer network operations, information assurance, law enforcement, diplomacy, military, and intelligence missions as they relate to the security
and stability of the global information and communications infrastructure."
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
This CDHS team of scholars will be researching the development of models, theories, methods, and tools to address the security of Cyber-Physical Systems, including industrial control systems, prevalent in local, regional, and national critical infrastructure sectors, such as, water, gas, electric power grid, transportation (air, land and sea), chemical, and healthcare. There is a need for models, theories, methods, and tools to address the security of cyber-physical systems taking into account the cyber and physical components of a system in an integrated and unified way and realizing the discrete and continuous aspects of the system.
In collaboration with industry partner, RLM Communications, Inc., this team will be also focused on conducting cyber security research on secure protocols; process control systems; botnets and malware detection and mitigation; cyber forensics; wireless security; denial of service; and similar cyber security technology topics.
The data derived from these studies would allow additional research and industry partners to pursue and test technical solutions to protect the public and private information infrastructure.