During the Annual Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) STRATCOM Cyberspace Symposium, Dr. Bob Brammer, Northrop Grumman Information Systems Sector vice president and chief technology officer, led a panel that called for increased collaboration in cybersecurity research.
The panel also included Dr. Tom Knight, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Dr. Eugene Spafford, Purdue University as well as Dr. Michael Van Putte, DARPA. The participants discussed the need for “increased cybersecurity research and development for emerging technologies in these areas. The participants also discussed the programs currently in progress to help address this need,” according to a recently released statement.
“We see some promising emerging technologies in many of the areas that our Cybersecurity Research Consortium is addressing,” said Brammer. “Substantial work by the government, industry, and academia is needed to realize the potential of these technologies for large-scale implementations that will have national impact.”
In 2009, Northrop Grumman established the Cybersecurity Research Consortium with Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and Purdue.
“The research conducted through the consortium spans many areas of cybersecurity, defined as protection of information and information systems on networks,” according to a statement. “These areas include hardware and software security, privacy, simulation of cyber attacks and defenses, protection of critical national infrastructures, and others. Currently, the consortium is involved in 10 projects at the member universities with complementary research projects at Northrop Grumman.”