Symposium on International Cyber Security Collaboration on Research and Development
Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Computer Science
March 14, 2008, 1:00 – 3:30 pm, Reception to follow
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OR PARTICIPATE BY WEBCAST
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Arun Sood, Ph. D.
Professor Computer Science and Director Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Computer Science
BigFix Executive Advisory Board and President DRA Enterprises, Inc
This symposium is being organized in recognition of the need for greater domestic and international collaboration and information sharing regarding the risk to the global information and communication infrastructure, and regarding the research and development that is necessary to better assess and mitigate that risk, and address the long-term hard problems facing our information and communications networks and systems.
In addition, this event is the prelude to the expected
formation of an international cyber center at
This symposium, and a possible follow-up planning effort that may result in a conference this December in Europe, are designed to share information about recent, current, and planned research and development efforts in Europe and the United States, and identify interested stakeholders and sponsors for such an effort
More specifically, this symposium will include discussion
and presentations by a representative of the European community and
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Arun Sood, Professor Computer Science,
Peter Stearns, Provost,
Larry Clinton, President,
"Security and Resilience of ICT Infrastructures and Networks - An EU perspective"
Jacques Bus, Head of Unit F5 - Security, Directorate-General Information Society, European Commission. The ICT Programme includes Network and Information System Security, Trustworthy Computing and DRM, Biometrics, Identity management, and Critical Information Infrastructure Protection. http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/security/home_en.html.
U.S. Interagency Effort, Federal R&D Plan, NITRD program, and IT and Communications Sector R&D priorities
Annabelle Lee, National Cyber Security Division, DHS
Bill Newhouse, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information and Identity Assurance, Department of Defense
Ernest L. McDuffie, Ph.D., Associate Director, National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology R&D
Moderator: Donald (Andy) Purdy, BigFix Executive Advisory Board
Guy Copeland, Vice President, Information Infrastructure Advisory Programs, Computer Sciences Corporation
Moderator: Andy Purdy, BigFix Executive Advisory Board
Please register at the following website to attend the symposium in person or via webcast, and to indicate interest in the international cyber center – Register by clicking on (or copying and inserting into your browser) the following link. Please indicate in the form if you will attend or will participate via webcast.
For webcast URL visit http://cs.gmu.edu/~lics/WebCast.html .
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To build and implement the mission of the envisioned center, there will be an emphasis on active partnership and collaboration with public and private entities, to leverage and build upon past and existing efforts, to identify and fund requirements, and track progress. Funding sources will include GMU support, corporate sponsorship, governmental and foundation funding, contracts with government and private entities, and conference, training, and exercise revenues. Sponsors will be invited to participate in the advisory board and working groups.
The following are the proposed issues and actions for the center to consider focusing on, with the timing/prioritization to depend on the interests of key partners and stakeholders, and opportunities presented by available funding:
1. Promotion of information technology capability and infrastructure, and internet connectivity to the citizens in the emerging world, in a manner that strives to be consistent with ever-improving security best practices and standards, and is demonstrably sensitive to privacy concerns, and the need to have a decreasing impact on the environment;
2. Creation of an international collaboration framework involving key government, academic, and private sector partners to address the cyber risk to the global information infrastructure;
3. Promotion of information security and assurance awareness by users, security professionals, and providers;
4. Promotion of cyber defense “best practices” by sharing information on tools, procedures, and policies;
5. Beginning with a pilot in
6. Facilitate development of policy frameworks for privacy and security keeping in view the local conditions in emerging countries;
7. Promotion of capacity building of national computer emergency response/readiness teams and incident response teams (CERT and CSIRT) and infrastructures, and information sharing and collaboration among them, to assess and mitigate the risk to the global and regional information infrastructure;
8. An initiative to reduce the amount, seriousness, and impact of malicious cyber activity and cyber crime by promotion of information sharing and collaboration (and status/progress reporting) among law enforcement, the private sector, and other government organizations;
9. Promotion of IT and IT security-related research and development on issues related to these goals, by facilitating information sharing and collaboration among private sector and government (and government-financed) entities, and academic institutions.
10. Promote collaboration and information sharing about existing and developing compliance and regulatory frameworks designed to strengthen data privacy and computer security in the emerging world, building on and integrating with, the available international cyber infrastructure, and the international cyber crime prevention efforts.