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Asymmetric Resilient Cybersecurity

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.

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  • Securing the Grid
  • Bio-Inspired Approach
  • Asymmetric/Resilient

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.

Cybersecurity at PNNL

Asymmetric Resilient Cybersecurity