Federal Cybersecurity Research Strategic Plan Released

Federal-Cybersecurity-RD-Strategic-Plan-2019-slideThe 2019 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan was released by the National Science and Technology Council on December 10, 2019.  The new plan supersedes the 2016 strategic plan and aims to coordinate and guide federally funded R&D in cybersecurity, including development of consensus-based standards and best practices. The 2019 Plan identifies four interrelated defensive capabilities (deter, protect, detect, and respond) and six priority areas for cybersecurity R&D (artificial intelligence, quantum information science, trustworthy distributed digital infrastructure, privacy, secure hardware and software, and education and workforce development) as the focusing structure for Federal cybersecurity R&D activities and investments to benefit the Nation.

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