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US National Science Foundation invests $50 million in research to secure cyberspace

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $50 million for research projects to build a ‘cybersecure’ society and protect the United States' information infrastructure.

The investments were made through the NSF's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program, which builds on the agency's long-term support for a wide range of interdisciplinary research and education activities to secure critical infrastructure.

"Securing cyberspace is key to America's global economic competitiveness and prosperity," said NSF Director Subra Suresh. "NSF's investment in the fundamental research of cybersecurity is core to national security and economic vitality that embraces efficiency while also maintaining privacy."

In response to the SaTC call for proposals, more than 70 new research projects were funded, with award amounts ranging from about $100,000 to $10 million. This SaTC funding portfolio invests in state-of-the-art research in incentives that reduce the likelihood of cyberattacks and mitigate the negative effects arising from them. Together, these SaTC awards aim to improve the resilience of operating systems, software, hardware and critical infrastructure while preserving privacy, promoting usability and ensuring trustworthiness through foundational research and prototype deployments.


•Date: 2nd Oct 2012 • US •Type: Article • Topic: Critical infrastructure protection

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