Reporter Michael Kassner provides an update to his original DETER article from 2011. The project's cyber proving ground, DETERLab, is a key ecosystem instrument in Cyber Experimentation of the Future (CEF). Establishing a scientific roadmap for the 'science of cybersecurity experimentation' is absolutely critical to cyber research advancement. Testing capabilities, tools, methodologies, and federated systems for cyber-physical assessment are primary components to groundbreaking scientific cyber research. DETERLab has evolved to provide these things under the leadership of Terry Benzel, DETER Project principal investigator. Researchers need to be able to quickly set up, run, peer validate and share experiment results to be effective in outpacing cyber exploits in the real world, and that's why the science of experimentation is so important to our future.
Read the TechRepublic article by Michael Kassner at: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-deter-projects-scientific-approach-to-fighting-internet-crime/
The CEF report, co-authored by Ms. Benzel, lays out where experimentation needs to go. The report can be downloaded at: http://www.cyberexperimentation.org/report/
Additionally, this news item is also featured at USC Information Sciences Institute's News & Events at: http://www.isi.edu/news/story/263