Cyber Resilience and Intelligence Division
The cyber explosion of computational capabilities, artificial intelligence (AI), smart internet of things (IoT) devices including digital home security systems, health trackers, connected appliances, national defense systems, smart factory equipment, and advanced communication networks like 5G and 6G are revolutionizing the manufacturing, energy generation/transmission/distribution, and transportation industries. This revolution is creating a multitude of cyber vulnerabilities in our nation’s most critical economic and national security infrastructures that must be identified and addressed. In addition, it clear that there are not enough workers with the right skills, training, and experience to address these challenges.
Sophisticated nation-state cyber actors are leveraging those vulnerabilities to steal valuable information, threaten our national security, and disrupt and destroy systems that are critical to our livelihood and survival. It is critical that we characterize our adversaries’ intent, behavior, and identity to inform an intelligent approach to protecting our nation. The research conducted by the Cyber Resilience and Intelligence Division (CRID) is critical to prevent attacks to our nation’s current and future infrastructure, to enable resilient operation of systems in the face of inevitably successful attacks, and to analyze multi-modal data streams to help characterize the adversary and inform mission-driven actions in response. CRID is also actively engaged in efforts to increase the number and diversity of workers with the skills needed to address the multitude of growing cyber-physical challenges in our economy and national security infrastructure, such as securing our nation’s power systems, preventing fraud, waste and abuse in our financial systems, and enhancing the resilience of our national defense command and control networks.