• The DHS outlines capabilities that are ready to take the next step into the marketplace. Credit: ra2studio/Shutterstock
     The DHS outlines capabilities that are ready to take the next step into the marketplace. Credit: ra2studio/Shutterstock

Cybersecurity Technologies Ready for Launch

The Cyber Edge
March 14, 2018
By Maryann Lawlor
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DHS guides identify capabilities that offer opportunities for industry.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate has released two publications, the 2018 Cyber Security Division Portfolio Guide and the 2018 Cyber Security Division Technology Guide, to help transition mature cybersecurity solutions to the marketplace.

The portfolio guide provides 15 overviews, including one about the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program that encompasses the totality of the directorate’s broad cybersecurity research efforts. The technology guide focuses on the individual science and technology research efforts of more than 70 mature technologies and solutions, plus technologies from the DHS Transition to Practice program that are ready for adoption and marketplace transition. 

The technologies included in the guides are from research project areas such as software assurance, mobile security, identity management, distributed denial-of-service defense, data privacy, cyber competitions and cyber forensics.

“We believe these guides will be catalysts for new opportunities with stakeholders in the public- and private-sector cybersecurity community to pilot or transition to the marketplace these groundbreaking, mature solutions,” says Douglas Maughan, director of the Cyber Security Division within the directorate’s Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency. “We also believe each guide will prompt interest within the research community to discuss emerging cybersecurity capability gaps with us. This input will help the Science and Technology Directorate focus its research and development portfolio on real-world cybersecurity gaps and tailor future research efforts to ensure more successful transitions in the future.”

Each research effort summarized in the technology guide is the culmination of extensive work to identify and develop cybersecurity technologies for homeland security enterprise uses. All these technologies and solutions—developed by the directorate’s industry, academia and national lab partners—underwent a thorough vetting process to ensure that the proposed research addresses a pressing cybersecurity gap and possesses a high level of potential for success.

The guides are available for free download from the DHS website.

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