In an increasingly networked world, the necessity to strengthen cyber security is self-evident. The frequency of cybersecurity attacks on individuals, businesses and government is on the rise at an overwhelming pace. This upsurge of cyber threats emphasizes the need for collaboration among cyber analysts, testers and evaluators to develop innovative cyber defense strategies. The Center for Cyber Analysis and Assessment (CCAA) focuses primarily on leveraging the analyst’s viewpoint when tackling cybersecurity research problems. The goal of the CCAA is to expand the current state of the art related to analysis and assessment research to include security evaluation, forensics, intrusion identification, protection and detection. Outcomes of the center include applicable theories, algorithms and models.
An accessible hybrid platform that uses hardware, emulation and simulation for hosting small- to large-scale cybersecurity scenarios. These scenarios are used to host hands-on exercises and to collect analyst-centric datasets to enable collaborative, cross-domain empirical-based research.
Concept of Operation
The CCAA will develop a collaborative portal that focuses on cyber forensics, the advancement of fundamental theory, models and algorithms that will benefit the regional cybersecurity community. Through collaboration the portal will develop:
Point of Contact
Jaime C. Acosta
Open to government, academia and industry with interest in cybersecurity assessment and analysis.
Establish a cross-domain network that enables collecting and sharing datasets along with assessment and digital forensics methodologies to improve security evaluation, remediation and defense capabilities.
Develop a joint portal to facilitate collaborative analysis, research and tool development.