Mathematics of Data Analysis in Cybersecurity (October 22-24, 2014)
The goal of this workshop is to bring mathematicians and cybersecurity practitioners together to outline the key
challenges in the mathematics of cybersecurity data analysis. The expected outcome of the workshop will be a roadmap
for investment in specific mathematical topics that will directly impact the advancement of the science of cybersecurity.
Mathematicians have long been involved in information security through cryptography, and thus algebra and number theory.
But modern cyber security is a much larger field, and the perspectives and methodologies of other parts of the mathematical
sciences have been only rarely been brought to bear. Given the complexity and dynamics of cyberspace it is essential to
have a formal scientific basis for the field of cybersecurity. Indeed, a variety of sources have called for the creation
of a "science of cybersecurity", and mathematical methods should play a critical role in such a science.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together mathematical scientists and cybersecurity practitioners with expertise
in several main areas, including especially high dimensional data analysis and cryptography, to establish a road map for
bringing more mathematicians into the field of cybersecurity. Sharing our visions of near and far term goals of the field
will be the highlight of the conference.