Cybersec Standards: About

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Cybersec Standards is a capstone project for the Masters in Cyber Security (MICS) Program at the University of California at Berkeley.

The capstone team is Shan Senanayake, Andrew Cal, and Gopal Masilamani.

Our capstone project was generously supported with funding from the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)


Internationally, there are multiple independent tech-based efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are heavily data-driven. Some implementations present significant risk exposure due to a lack of security controls. Potentially, an inability to demonstrate adequate security and privacy protection may inhibit adoption of these solutions or data publications.

However, there is no unified, easily-understandable cybersecurity framework that governs data security, network security, privacy and compliance requirements, etc., which can be utilized by these disparate technological responses. Additionally, many of the participants building solutions may not be experienced in integrating security into their solutions, which likely also prioritize the urgency of immediate functionality over a lengthier formal development process.

Cybersec Standards is a web-based unified cybersecurity framework/repository that can provide guidance for pandemic response technologies at different stages of the epidemiological management lifecycle. This will incorporate technical guidance, compliance requirements (regulatory requirements, privacy law etc.) and industry- and location-specific guidance.


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