Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan: Ensuring Prosperity and National Security [open pdf - 950KB]
"Computers and computer networking provide major benefits to modern society, yet the growing costs of malicious cyber activities and cybersecurity itself diminish these benefits. Advances in cybersecurity are urgently needed to preserve the Internet's growing social and economic benefits by thwarting adversaries and strengthening public trust of cyber systems. [...] This strategic plan updates and expands the December 2011 plan, 'Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program'. The 2011 plan defined a set of interrelated breakthrough objectives for Federal agencies that conduct or sponsor R&D [research and development] in cybersecurity. This Plan incorporates and expands the priorities in the 2011 plan and adds a strong focus on evidence-validated R&D. Evidence of cybersecurity efficacy and efficiency, such as formal proofs and empirical measurements, drives progress in cybersecurity R&D and improves cybersecurity practice."
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