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Cybersecurity Research & Development Recommendations for the 45th President of the United States

Provided by ICF Cybersecurity and Resilience and the CyberSci 2016 Cybersecurity Research and Development Symposium

Nov 1, 2016

This document conveys summary recommendations to the 45th President of the United States concerning cybersecurity research and development (R&D). The recommendations are the result of presentations given and panel discussions that took place during the CyberSci 2016 Cybersecurity Research and Development Symposium, October 27, 2016, at ICF. Samuel S. Visner, ICF Senior Vice President for Cybersecurity and Resilience, and Professor, Cybersecurity Policy, Operations, and Technology, Georgetown University, chaired the event. A more fully elaborated set of recommendations will be published as part of the symposium’s proceedings. The symposium’s agenda is provided as an appendix to this document.

The symposium comprised three panels:

  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • The Future of Cyber Operations and Technologies
  • Beyond the Government: Mobilizing Industry and Academia

Technical presentations were organized in three tracks:

  • Cybersecurity in the Service of National Security
  • Securing the Emerging National Smart Infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity and the Social Network

Technical track presentations were selected through anonymous peer review. Presentations ranged from improving cybersecurity analysis and protecting cyber systems from electromagnetic pulse to developing cybersecurity R&D funding strategies. The following recommendations are the opinions of ICF and not necessarily those of individual CyberSci 2016 panelists and presenters. They reflect whole-of-nation cybersecurity R&D concerns rather than specific R&D efforts or cybersecurity technologies.

Download the CyberSci Recommendations to learn more.