DHS grant to fund research on cybersecurity data sharing

The University of Tulsa has been awarded a $220,000 data sharing grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. Faculty and student cybersecurity researchers in the Tandy School of Computer Science will study data production and usage to address the interdependency of cyber risk environments.

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The award is a part of the S&T Cyber Security Division’s Cyber Risk Economics project, which supports measurement and modeling research in the business, legal, technical and behavioral aspects of cyber threats, vulnerabilities and controls.

TU’s project, “The Economics of Cybersecurity Research Data-Sharing,” will examine published research to determine the amount of data available, how the research community is failing to exploit the wealth of data produced and recommend how data sharing can enhance evidence-based policy and technology solutions. TU also will analyze data usage by CSD’s Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber Risk & Trust project.

The project will be led by TU Tandy Assistant Professor of Cyber Security and Information Assurance Tyler Moore with assistance from a graduate student, undergraduate and post-doctoral research specialist.