Research

Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Research is an active participant numerous projects areas of computer security. Its mission-driven emphasis has historically focused on security for scientific computing, including high-performance computing and high-throughput networking environments, and security of cyber-physical systems, notably in the power grid.  These projects include collaborations with numerous other academic, National Lab, and industry partners. R&D sponsors have included the Department of Energy (DOE) ASCR and CEDS R&D programs, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the National Science Foundation (NSF) SaTC program and OAC office, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, and the National Security Agency, among others. 

LBNL has had a leadership role in security in scientific computing environments for many years, including the development of the Zeek (Bro) Network Security Monitor, as well as leading several DOE-sponsored activities related to defining a cybersecurity research program within the DOE.  More recently, LBNL led the coordination of the “Cyber R&D” Enterprise Cyber Capability (ECC) of the DOE-wide Integrated Joint Cybersecurity Coordination Center (iJC3) — a sponsored R&D program involving ten DOE National Laboratories as performers. LBNL is currently a co-lead of Trusted CI, the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

Cybersecurity R&D areas of particular focus for the Berkeley Lab in recent years have included:

Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems

Cybersecurity for Scientific and High-Performance Computing