Open Security: How DHS is deploying open source software to address national cyber security challenges

  • Cyber attacks represent one of the most serious economic and national security threats facing our nation.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is charged with securing federal civilian networks and safeguarding  critical infrastructure on which we all depend. The DHS Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) pursues this through the research, development, test, evaluation and transition of cyber security technologies. DHS S&T recognizes open source software is a valuable component in the comprehensive strategy to protect federal, state and local government technology systems and assets.  Dr. Douglas Maughan of the DHS S&T Cyber Security Division will discuss how open source software fits into the federal cybersecurity strategy and highlight the Homeland Open Security Technology (HOST) program which leverages open source programs and methodologies to support national cybersecurity objectives.


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