The U.S. Department of Homeland Security established the Cyber Security R&D Center (CSRDC) in 2004 to develop security technology for protection of the U.S. cyber infrastructure. SRI provides technical, management, and subject matter expert support for the wide range of research, development, testing, evaluation, and transition activities conducted through the Center.
CSRDC operates within the Cyber Security Division (CSD) of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), which is part of the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T). The CSRDC team works with research organizations, critical infrastructure operators and developers, and others to develop and fortify security technology to better protect the U.S. cyber infrastructure.
The CSRDC team conducts its work through partnerships between government and private industry, the venture capital community, and the research community. Among its many support activities, SRI identifies critical R&D needs, gaps, and agendas; provides innovation and value creation training for program-funded researchers and other stakeholders in the program; conducts program workshops and conferences; and leads collaboration initiatives for critical infrastructure sectors such as the finance and oil and gas sectors.