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 science, including high-performance computing and high-throughput networking environments, and security of cyber-physical systems, notably in the power grid and in scientific research facilties, such as maritime vessels.  These projects include collaborations with numerous other academic, National Lab, and industry partners. R&D sponsors have included the Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) and Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) R&D programs, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the National Science Foundation (NSF) Secure and Trustworthy Computing (SaTC) program and Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, and the National Security Agency, among others. 

Berkeley Lab 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.  Berkeley Lab is 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