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"Cyber Economic Incentives" is one of three themes at Federal Cybersecurity R&D Kickoff Event

From the announcement email:

Date:            May 19, 2010, 1:30-5:00pm PDT

Location:       Claremont Hotel, 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705

NITRD representatives from NSF, DHS, and other agencies will present Federal cybersecurity R&D themes. This event will take place at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, California, and follows immediately after the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. The themes will guide future Federal research activities and are components of the framework for cybersecurity R&D called for in the President’s Cyberspace Policy Review. This event will be the first discussion of these Federal cybersecurity R&D objectives and will provide insights into the priorities that are shaping the direction of Federal research activities.

Registration:  This event is free of charge.


This is a follow-up to the National Cyber Leap Year process that I have previously critiqued.  Of their original five themes, they have down-selected to three (described here), including:

Cyber economic incentives — foundations for cyber security markets, to establish meaningful metrics, and to promote economically sound secure practices.  [emphasis added]

I’m thrilled that this made the cut and I’m also thrilled that it has been recast to focus on incentive systems and metrics.  I will attend this event and be listening for information about how this “theme” will be turned into tangible reality.