DHS Supports Technology to Enhance Internet Authentification

An academic team has been developing a web authentication middleware tool that would significantly upgrade the current Internet website authentication process and improve online security. The financing for the project came from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). The $527,112 award given to the Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah is part of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency Cyber Security Division’s (CSD) Internet Measurement and Attack Modeling (IMAM) project, that works with researchers in academia and the cybersecurity community to develop solutions in the areas of resilient systems, modeling of Internet attacks and network mapping and measurement.