DHS Grants Researchers $11.5 Million to Fight Network/Internet Disruptions


The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate issued a public statement confirming an $11,511,565 grant to five different research organizations to find new methods of protection against disruptions of internet connectivity.

S&T (Science and Technology Directorate) named the new project Predict, Assess Risk, Identify (and Mitigate) Disruptive Internet-scale Network Events (PARIDINE).

The new initiative is designed to provide a limited number of researchers the funds needed to discover new ways of quickly detecting, classifying, and reporting large scale Network/Internet-scale Disruptive Events (NIDEs).

“Each of the selected organizations have proposed innovative approaches that will significantly advance the ability of network defenders to detect NIDEs and take steps to mitigate the impact of the attacks,

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