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.
Upcoming Cyber Forum Events
October 2018: The Forum on Cyber Resilience will host a public symposium, Beyond Spectre: Confronting New Technical and Policy Challenges, on October 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. The workshop will bring together researchers, public and private sector stakeholders, and other experts to explore the technical and policy implications of newly-discovered computer hardware flaws such as Spectre and Meltdown. More information will become available as the event approaches. Register to attend.
News From the Cyber Forum
June 2018: The public session of the spring 2018 meeting of the Forum on Cyber Resilience featured a talk by Richard Harknett, University of Cincinnati.
February 2018: The public session of the winter 2018 meeting of the Forum on Cyber Resilience featured a workshop on Recoverability as a First-Class Security Objective on the afternoon of February 8. Speakers included: Butler Lampson, Microsoft; Heather Adkins, Google; Steve Schmidt, Amazon; and Dave Edelman, Citi. In addition, on February 9, this meeting featured Robert Axelrod, University of Michigan, who discussed the topic of “The Challenge of International Cyber Norms." Workshop Agenda
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.
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."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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