The Cyber Research Institute, with support and participation from the Griffiss Institute and the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Institute, sponsored a leading edge workshop on Cybersecurity Hard Problems. The purpose of this workshop was to bring together distinguished researchers and domain experts for a two-day period to examine, discuss, and propose solutions to today’s most pressing issues in cybersecurity. The two-day workshop was held at the Griffiss Institute in Rome, New York on March 19th and 20th, 2014.
The United States is the most technologically sophisticated nation in the world. Recently, President Barack Obama has declared that the “cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation” and that “America's economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity.” Cybersecurity is a dynamic and ever changing field. In today’s information intensive environment, cyber-related incidents are on the rise. The cyber threat that exists today is highly sophisticated and quite capable. Whether it’s malicious hacking, white collar crime, fraud, identity theft or stealing proprietary information, today’s threat is very serious. This threat ranges from individual and disorganized hackers to organized cybercrime groups to terrorists to well-funded, highly capable nation state actors.
Find below the final four outbriefings from each working group. Also, the final report provides a narrative summary of the deliberations of each group.