The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Security Agency (NSA), and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL) have formed a partnership to conduct jointly-sponsored research — in collaboration with the private sector — resulting in a strategy for increasing the speed and scale of cyber defenses by leveraging automation to enhance the effectiveness of human defenders, moving them outside the response loop into a response planning and approval role “on the loop” of cyber defense. Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense defines a framework - including reference architectures, draft specifications for interoperability, use cases and implementation examples - to adopt this extensible, adaptive approach to cybersecurity operations.
Our Approach is to rapidly and iteratively implement a series of reference implementations, each exploring specific use cases in order to:
- Prove concepts using integrations of commercial products
- Provide insights into potential challenges
- Identify gaps in technology, availability of commercial solutions, policies and standards
- Gather requirements to facilitate appropriate standards development
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