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The Forum on Cyber Resilience--scientists, practitioners, and policymakers for improved resilience of our nation's computing and communication systems.

 Fred B. Schneider, Chair | Lynette I. Millett, Director

 


 

Welcome!
The Forum on Cyber Resilience is a National Academies roundtable.

 

 

News From the Cyber Forum

September 2017: The public session of the summer 2017 meeting of the Forum on Cyber Resilience featured talks by Steve Lipner, SafeCode and Jandria Alexander, Aerospace Corporation on system software, supply chain, testing, and customer requirements; Jeff Dagle of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on the resilience of the electricity system; John Stenbit, PNT Advisory Board, and Mark Psiaki, Virginia Tech on GPS, GNSS, and Cybersecurity; and Chris Painter, former Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. Department of State on international dimensions of cybersecurity and resilience.

Now Available: Software Update as a Mechanism for Resilience and Security: Proceedings of a Workshop. In February 2017 the Forum on Cyber Resilience hosted a workshop on Software Update[link to http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DEPS/CYBER/DEPS_176550]. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop. Listen to listen to Will Drewry’s talk from that workshop about software update strategies for different kinds of consumer products and platforms.

Now Available: Cryptographic Agility and Interoperability: Proceedings of a Workshop. In May 2016, the Forum on Cyber Resilience hosted a workshop on Cryptographic Agility and Interoperability. Participants discussed the drivers and technical and societal implications of increased cryptographic agility. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

June 2017: The public session of the spring 2017 meeting of the Forum on Cyber Resilience featured a session on Blockchain Technologies with Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell University; Jennifer O’Rourke & Cab Morris of the Illinois Blockchain Initiative; and Anita Nikolich of the National Science Foundation. The meeting also included discussions with Tim Booher of Colgate-Palmolive and Robert Chesney, of the University of Texas School of Law.

February 2017: The public session of the winter 2017 meeting of the Forum on Cyber Resilience featured a workshop on Software Update. The meeting also featured a session on Quantum Resistant Cryptography with Lily Chen and Dustin Moody of NIST and a session with Karen Evans, co-chair of the report "From Awareness to Action: A Cybersecurity Agenda for the 45th President."

Now Available: Data Breach Aftermath and Recovery for Individuals and Institutions: Proceedings of a Workshop. In January 2016, the Forum on Cyber Resilience hosted a workshop on Data Breach Aftermath and Recovery for Individuals and Institutions.  Participants examined existing technical and policy remediations, and they discussed possible new mechanisms for better protecting and helping consumers in the wake of a breach. Speakers were asked to focus on data breach aftermath and recovery and to discuss ways to remediate harms from breaches. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

 



 

  



Collaborate with the Cyber Forum


In addition to core activities, the Forum is open to requests for potential collaboration. For example, the Forum could assist in making stakeholder connections, identifying experts, providing input to other activities, or disseminating information. Possible collaboration mechanisms include coordinating small stakeholder meetings, convening working groups, or co-organizing workshops.


We Welcome Your Input


The Forum is interested in hearing from the broader community about key cyber resilience topics and questions to address in its core work. Queries, requests, and ideas may be sent to the Forum at cyberforum@nas.edu.
 

 

 

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For more information, contact Forum staff: Lynette I. Millett and Emily Grumbling at cyberforum@nas.edu