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Science and Technology Directorate's New Impact Series Takes on Spooky Cyber Threats

October 18, 2019
Posted by Julianne Simpson
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is launching its latest S&T Impact Series case study, one that highlights many of the precautions and actions the department is taking to strengthen the nation’s cyber capabilities.

S&T supports the full spectrum of cybersecurity research and development, and the new Cybersecurity Impact Series focuses on specific efforts in three main areas: resilience, solutions development and mitigation. For instance, how to bring together the best and brightest from academia, industry and government to identify new tools and tactics that can overcome emerging threats. Or, how to dive deep into the legal, economic and behavioral aspects of cyber threats to improve decision-making and share resources across the global community.

The series launch comes during the midpoint of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. October is a spooky month and a good time to highlight the very real threats—to networks, critical infrastructure, mobile devices, vehicles, medical devices and more—the nation faces.

You can find the new Impact Series on S&T’s website, along with a brand-new video and links to several of its ongoing cybersecurity programs, like the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP), the Distribute Environment for Critical Infrastructure Decision-making Exercises (DECIDE) and the Mobile Application Security and Mobile Device Security projects.

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