Research

The Data Science and Technology Department is an active participant in a number of projects in the arena of computer security.  Research sponsors have included DOE’s ASCR program, DOE’s CEDS program, NNSA, NSF’s SaTC program, and NSF’s OAC, among others.    Historically, projects have had a very broad cross-section of foci, though current projects tend to focus on security in high-performance computing environments, and security of cyber-physical systems, notably in the energy sector.  These projects include collaborations with UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and numerous other academic and National Lab partners.

LBNL has had a leadership role in security in scientific computing environments for many years, including the development of the Zeek (Bro) Network Security Monitor, as well as leading several DOE-sponsored activities related to defining a cybersecurity research program within the DOE Office of Science.  More recently, LBNL led the coordination of the “Cyber R&D” Enterprise Cyber Capability (ECC) of the DOE-wide Integrated Joint Cybersecurity Coordination Center (iJC3) — a sponsored R&D program involving ten DOE National Laboratories as performers.

Cybersecurity R&D areas of particular focus for the Berkeley Lab in recent years have included:

Cybersecurity for High-Performance Computing Systems and High-Throughput Networks

Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems