Commercial Perspectives on Information Assurance Research: Report to the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection [open pdf - 362KB]
The President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection (PCCIP) was charged with developing a national strategy on critical infrastructure protection. As part of this effort, the National Security Agency tasked IDA to provide an assessment of commercial information assurance (IA) R&D funding, and to determine where commercial technology providers are currently investing and where they think investment should occur in the future. An IDA research team interviewed 21 providers in the areas of telecommunications and computer technology. These providers included large companies with significant information technology markets and niche security technology companies that provide specialized solutions. IDA's findings were derived primarily from the interviews, although additional material was incorporated to expand the context of some findings. The results documented in this report assisted the PCCIP in developing its own set of recommendations for a national IA research agenda. These recommendations became a part of the PCCIP's final report, Critical Foundations: Protecting America's Infrastructures, released in October 1997.
IDA Paper P-3359
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