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Cyber Security Data for Experimentation

August 22nd, 2011 / in research horizons, resources, workshop reports / by Erwin Gianchandani

The NSF’s CISE Directorate has issued a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), calling to attention the outputs of a multi-agency, invitational workshop on Cyber Security Data for Experimentation (CSDE). The workshop — which was held last year through the collaboration of the NSFDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Naval Research (ONR), and Treasury Department, as well as other Federal agencies — sought to find new ways for industrial partners to exchange relevant data with academic researchers.

Academic, industry, and government participants engaged in spirited discussion and developed a deeper understanding of the issues involved in gaining access to industrial data sources and sharing research results based on those data…


One positive outcome of the workshop was the offer from some companies to work with researchers to provide access to their data. The workshop website has links to brief descriptions of what each company is willing to consider and how to contact someone for details…


If you could make use of such data for a currently-funded NSF grant, then I encourage you to apply for a supplement under normal NSF procedures to support your use of these resources.

To learn more, check out the many slides, videos, and notes from the workshop, available here.

And view the DCL in its entirety here.

(Contributed by Erwin Gianchandani, CCC Director)

Cyber Security Data for Experimentation

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