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From: InfoSec News (alertsinfosecnews.org)
Date: Thu Aug 14 2008 - 01:37:40 CDT
By Alice Lipowicz
August 13, 2008
The Homeland Security Department today awarded $11.7 million in grants
for cybersecurity research to 13 recipients from industry and academia.
The department.s Science and Technology Directorate made some awards to
focus research and development on botnets and malware, composable and
scalable secure systems, cybersecurity metrics and data anonymization
tools. Other awards will be used for research on insider threat
detection and mitigation, Internet tomography and topography; network
data visualization for information assurance; process control system
security and routing security management tools, DHS said.
Some recipients are Applied Visions, Inc. of Northport, N.Y.; Computer
Associates Inc. of Islandia, N..Y.; Colorado State University and
Digital Bond Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The others are Georgia Tech
Research Corp.; IBM Corp.; ITT/Dolphin Technology; Johns Hopkins
University; Packet Clearing House Inc.; Sandia National Laboratories;
Secure64 Software Corp. of Greenwood Village, Colo.; the University of
California-San Diego and Washington State University.
"The work conducted by these awardees will drive the technologies and
best practices needed to strengthen our nation's cybersecurity," Douglas
Maughan, cybersecurity research program manager of the directorate's
Command, Control and Interoperability Division, said in a news release.
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