Cyber Security Research Alliance

Important Documents
AREP BAA Contract

Important Dates

  • Date Posted 7 February 2014
  • Whitepaper Feedback/Invitation to Submit Full Proposal for highly Rated Whitepapers - April 2014
  • Full Proposals Due - June 2014

Important Documents
Cyber Security Funding

On September 20, 2013, The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) established a Collaborative Research Alliance led by Pennsylvania State University. The alliance includes ARL, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, academia and industry researchers to explore the basic foundations of cyber science issues in the context of Army networks.

Objective

The overall objective of the Cyber Security CRA is to develop a fundamental understanding of cyber phenomena, including aspects of human attackers, cyber defenders, and end users, so that fundamental laws, theories, and theoretically grounded and empirically validated models can be applied to a broad range of Army domains, applications, and environments. ARL envisions the alliance bringing together government, industry and academia through this basic research program to develop and advance the state of the art of Cyber Security in the following areas:

  • Risk Research Area seeks to develop theories and models that relate fundamental properties and features of dynamic risk assessment algorithms to the fundamental properties of dynamic cyber threats, Army's networks, and defensive mechanisms.
  • Detection Research Area seeks to develop theories and models that relate properties and capabilities of cyber threat detection and recognition processes/mechanisms to properties of a malicious activity, and of properties of Army networks.
  • Agility Research Area seeks to develop theories and models to support planning and control of cyber maneuver (i.e., "maneuver" in the space of network characteristics and topologies) that would describe how control and end-state of the maneuver are influenced by fundamental properties of threats, such as might be rapidly inferred from limited observations of a new, recently observed threat.

Contact Information

University Lead: Patrick McDaniel, mcdaniel@cse.psu.edu
ARL CAM-Ananthram Swami, ananthram.swami.civ@mail.mil

Consortium Members

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Indiana University
  • The University of California at Davis
  • The University of California Riverside
 

Last Update / Reviewed: July 10, 2013