DHS, Dutch Gov’t Select Five Teams for Joint Cybersecurity Initiative

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The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has partnered with its Dutch counterparts to provide up to $2.5M for cybersecurity research and development efforts, the DHS said Friday.

Five U.S.-Netherlands research teams will work on projects addressing Distributed Denial of Defense Security and Industrial Controls Systems Security issues. The work will build on previous cyber research under the two countries’ collaborative agreement.

“The capabilities developed by the joint research teams will benefit both countries today and into the future. We hope this is the first of many joint ventures with our international partners,” said William Bryan, DHS senior official for the Under Secretary for Science and Technology.

In May 2017, DHS S&T and two organizations under the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security began seeking participants for the cybersecurity R&D program. The directorate allocated $1.25M for the effort while the Netherlands’ Organization for Scientific Research and National Cyber Security Center provided the equivalent amount in euros.

The five teams are:\n

  • New York University and Delft University of Technology
  • University of Southern California – Information Sciences Institute and University of Twente
  • University of California and University of Twente
  • University of Texas and Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • University of California and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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