Sandia Opens Cybersecurity Technologies Research Laboratory
A new cyber-security research facility aims to bring scientists and students together to tackle growing threats.Sandia National Laboratories, a multi-program laboratory operated by Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sandia Corp., opened the Cybersecurity Technologies Research Laboratory (CTRL), a center for cyber-security professionals from the San Francisco Bay Area and across the country to meet and discuss critical cyber-research issues. The lab is on the grounds of the Livermore Valley Open Campus, which is shared by Sandia and Lawrence Livermore National laboratories. The lab is designed to be a center for the research and development of cyber-security solutions through technology, practices and policy, with a broad mission to promote stronger relationships between industry, academia and national laboratories. Sandias Center for Cyber Defenders (CCD) program, which has trained hundreds of college students in cyber-defense, is already in operation. The CTRL also houses a number of Sandia cyber-programs and will provide office space for academic and industrial partners.
With CTRL, we can run experiments and talk more freely about a wide range of cyber-research activities, and we can do so with a variety of U.S. and international collaborators but without some of the unrelated restrictions that are often associated with a national laboratory, Jim Costa, senior manager of computational sciences and analysis at Sandias California site, said in a press statement. The Bay Area is a hotbed for social media and computer companies of every type, and every product or service being developed today must be reliable and resilient. Any of it can be attacked by our adversaries, so the more we can facilitate technical discussions with our cyber-security brethren, the better.