Applied Agile Research for Cybersecurity

Abstract. Securing information systems from attack and compromise is a problem of massive scope and global scale. Traditional, long-term research provides a deep understanding of the foundations for protecting systems, networks, and infrastructures. But sponsors often need applied research that will create results for immediate application to unforeseen cybersecurity events. The Agile Research process is a new approach to provide this type of rapid, authoritative, applied research. It is designed to be fast, transparent, and iterative, with each iteration producing results that can be applied quickly. The idea is to engage subject-matter experts fast enough to make a difference. Agile Research requires new levels of collaboration and performance, plus adaptive organizational structures that support this new way of working. In addition to its application in Government, Agile Research is being employed in academic settings, and is influencing how research requirements and researchers are identified and matched, and research traineeship.

Author: Rick Linger, Luanne Goldrich, Matt Bishop, and Melissa Dark
Given at: 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Science
Date: January 7, 2017

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Slide 1: Agile Applied Research for Cybersecurity
Slide 2: Definition of Research
Slide 3: Research Gap
Slide 4: Agile Research
Slide 5: Innovation
Slide 6: Agile Research Basis
Slide 7: Agile Research Principles
Slide 8: Agile Research Principles
Slide 9: Agile Research Process
Slide 10: Agile Research Properties
Slide 11: Example: Data Tagging
Slide 12: Data Tagging Way Forward: Recommendations
Slide 13: Data Tagging Solution Space: Recommendations
Slide 14: Data Tagging Requirements Analysis: Recommendations
Slide 15: Data Tagging Requirements Analysis: Recommendations
Slide 16: Agile Research Structure
Slide 17: Agile Research Portfolio
Slide 18: INSuRE Project
Slide 19: Overview of Structure
Slide 20: Set-Up
Slide 21: Research
Slide 22: Reports
Slide 23: Putting It Together
Slide 24: Mapping
Slide 25: Questions
Slide 26: Conclusion
Slide 27: Closing Thought