Sandia is focused on building science and engineering foundations for cybersecurity. Research and development is focused on making today’s systems more secure while planning for tomorrow’s technology. Because of Sandia’s unique set of capabilities, we focus our cybersecurity research in three areas:

1. Trusted hardware, software, and systems

Development and analysis of trusted hardware and software help assure the integrity of our cyber infrastructure.

2. Networks and systems architectures and analysis

Innovative work in simulating and prototyping protective systems allows researchers to better understand the full cyber threat spectrum.

3. Effective cyber defense systems

Red teams assess systems from an adversary’s perspective to test the strength of system defenses and to better understand network vulnerabilities in both foreign and domestic systems.

To thwart attacks, Sandia develops software tools that detect and contain threats.