Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are developing the science and technology needed to deliver the theory, processes, methodologies, and algorithms that will enable a resilient cyber infrastructure with an asymmetric advantage to thwart adversaries who seek to infiltrate and damage our national security through digital means.
Addressing the Challenge
The cyber-attacker of today has an asymmetric advantage against our nation's critical assets and infrastructure — they can operate inexpensively, with anonymity, and without pressure to act quickly.
PNNL's Science and Technology Impact
PNNL uses multi-disciplinary teams to solve technically challenging and nationally relevant cybersecurity problems. Researchers at PNNL have developed the tools, methods, and technologies that will enable a resilient, time-critical cyber infrastructure with an asymmetric advantage to thwart adversaries.
PNNL is building a stronger national digital infrastructure through research in:
- global threat intelligence
- cyber analytics
- bio-inspired security
- energy grid security
- cyber physical systems.
Asymmetric Resilient Cybersecurity
At the foundation of this resilient future is a secure computing infrastructure that is continuously assessing the health and security of the enterprise. Additional measures that contribute to an asymmetric advantage include the ability to: present a constantly shifting view of assets, process, and data; identify and quarantine machines in response to events; and periodically recycle operating systems and services.
View the Securing the Nation's Critical Infrastructure flier.