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Overview of Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Program

About this event

The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) is hosting a webinar to provide an overview of the NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program.

Traditionally, mathematics and statistics have played a key role in the implementation of cryptographic systems, both in their design and in analysis of their vulnerability to cryptanalytic attack. Today, the range of activities in the cybersecurity domain has broadened and includes aspects of privacy and analysis of a host of other vulnerabilities for which the expertise of researchers in DMS disciplines is needed. The SaTC program welcomes proposals for projects that draw on expertise in algebra and number theory, combinatorics, computational mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics, and probability, as well as other disciplines. Proposals that advance the field of cybersecurity and privacy within a single discipline or interdisciplinary efforts that span multiple disciplines are both welcome.

The goals of the SaTC program are aligned with the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan (RDSP) and National Privacy Research Strategy (NPRS) to protect and preserve the growing social and economic benefits of cyber systems while ensuring security and privacy. The RDSP identified six areas critical to successful cybersecurity research and development:

  • scientific foundations;
  • risk management;
  • human aspects;
  • transitioning successful research into practice;
  • workforce development; and
  • enhancing the research infrastructure.

The NPRS, which complements the RDSP, identifies a framework for privacy research, anchored in characterizing privacy expectations, understanding privacy violations, engineering privacy-protecting systems, and recovering from privacy violations. In alignment with the objectives in both strategic plans, the SaTC program takes an interdisciplinary, comprehensive, and holistic approach to cybersecurity research, development, and education, and encourages the transition of promising research ideas into practice.

Registration and Access to the Webinar

Participants should register (and may do so in advance) at the web page


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Upon joining the webinar, attendees will be in listen-only mode with the ability to type questions into the Zoom Q&A pane for reply during the webinar.

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