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Security Components and Mechanisms Group

Mission Statement

Research, develop, and standardize foundational security mechanisms, protocols, and services.

Overview

The Security Components and Mechanisms Groupís (SCMG) security research focuses on the development and management of foundational building-block security mechanisms and techniques that can be integrated into a wide variety of mission-critical U.S. information systems. The groupís work spans a spectrum from near-term hardening and improvement to the design and analysis of next-generation, leapahead security capabilities. Computer security depends fundamentally on the level of trust that can be established for computer software and systems. This work, therefore, focuses strongly on assurance building activities ranging from the analysis of software configuration settings to advanced trust architectures to testing tools that surface flaws in software modules.

Selected Projects

AIM
Apple OS X Security Configuration Biometrics Resource Center
Combinatorial Testing
Continuous Monitoring
CSIC
Hardware Roots of Trust
Multidimensional Cyber-security Analytics
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Group Manager

Mr. Mark (Lee) Badger
mark.badger@nist.gov