The Science of Cyber Security

US News & World Report


Imagine a large cyber-network with its own built-in “immune system,” one that can recognize and destroy foreign invaders, just like the human body.

Sastry is principal investigator and director of the Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST), a UC Berkeley led group focused on developing cyber security science and technology aimed at radically transforming the ability of organizations to design, build, and operate trustworthy information systems for the nation’s critical infrastructure.

Center researchers also are working on new technologies to combat phishing, spyware, botnets and other threats; and promoting legislation and policies to protect privacy.  For example, TRUST researcher and UC Berkeley law professor Deirdre Mulligan worked on California legislation that requires companies to notify individuals whose private information might have been compromised as a result of company actions. The California security breach notification law is believed to be the first in the nation, and more than three dozen states have since passed similar laws, according to the center.