News from NSF, via Carl Landwehr: NSF plans a new Cyber Trust theme announcement (late) this fall. Thisannouncement will encompass a broad range of activities relating to trustworthy computing and communications and will subsume some existing programs, including Trusted Computing, Communications Network Security, and Data and Applications Security.
The Cyber Trust announcement is currently under internal review within NSF. Although the release date is uncertain, it will probably be out within the next month. Deadlines for proposals will be at least 90 days after the announcement is officially released, probably placing them in late January or early February.
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Also for slides from the Cyber Trust PI meeting held August, 2003, see http://www.jhuisi.jhu.edu/institute/cybertrust.html (scroll down to "Meeting Follow-up Postings")
The director of the CERT Coordination Center, Richard D. Pethia, gave testimony on September 10, 2003 to the House Committee on Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census regarding viruses and worms. In particular, he discusses such threats as Code Red, Slammer, and Blaster, and what we need to do about them.
The full testimony is available online.
The CERT Coordination Center is an active participant in the Center for Communications Security (C3S), a multi-disciplinary research program at Carnegie Mellon University that was started a year ago. For more info on the research efforts, see http://www.ece.cmu.edu/c3s/
Elisa Bertino will be joining the Computer Science faculty at Purdue University as a full professor, effective January 5, 2004. Along with this position she will also fill the newly-created position of Director of Research for CERIAS.