DoD University Consortium for Cybersecurity

Holistic implementation of zero-trust at the tactical warfighting edge for devices, users and communication infrastructure.

Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta, director of the Center for Information Assurance at the UofM, recently attended the DoD University Consortium for Cybersecurity (UC2) Research Workshop hosted by National Defense University at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. In response to the DoD-UC2 Request for Information (RFI), Dasgupta formed a team of faculty experts from 15 universities (in addition to the University of Memphis include Purdue, MIT, Penn-State, Texas A&M, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Delaware, Syracuse University, University of Illinois-Champaign, Clemson University, Clark Atlanta University, Roosevelt University, UNC Charlotte, and Missouri S&T and University of Wyoming) and submitted a whitepaper on implementing zero trust at the tactical warfighting edge. This research paper was ranked first by reviewers among all submissions from the national academic community. As the team lead, Dasgupta was invited to present and was well-received by attendees from different federal agencies.

This engagement and collaboration on cybersecurity will open the door for furthering our research and education,” said Dasgupta.

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