What is the CSRA?
The Cyber Security Research Alliance (CSRA) is an industry-led, non-profit consortium working to address grchallenges in cyber security through the development implementation of a cyber security research & development (R&D) strategy. CSRA serves as a focal point for the effective collaboration between industry, government academia to define a focused coordinated approach to cyber security R&D. Through these efforts, CSRA is helping to foster the development of game-changing cyber security technologies that are not only innovative, but also practical implementable.
What is the CSRA working to accomplish?
By providing a forum for coordinated industry participation in the development implementation of a national cyber security research development (R&D) strategy, CSRA will bridge the gap between government funded R&D commercially available products solutions in cyber security.
CSRA works to:
- Facilitate the development of R&D strategies in cyber security
- Track cyber security R&D activities
- Enhance models for public-private collaboration to address current emerging cyber security threats accelerate innovation
CSRA is interested in studying cyber security R&D challenges that are bigger than any one company, consortium, industry sector or nation. Its work will help ensure an effective collaboration between government, industry academia to help define the new generation of cyber security technologies, which are not only innovative, but also provide practical solutions to challenging problems.
Why is stakeholder collaboration on cyber security R&D; important?
There is a growing need for increased public-private collaboration to address R&D issues in cyber security. Industry leadership is important to ensure sufficient emphasis on work towards increasing the practical focus in cyber security research by supporting the development of game-changing cyber security technologies, which are not only innovative, but also practical implementable.
“Within 150 days of the date of this directive, the Secretary of HomelSecurity, in coordination with the SSAs, other relevant Federal departments agencies, SLTT entities, critical infrastructure owners operators, shall conduct an analysis of the existing public-private partnership model recommend options for improving the effectiveness of the partnership in both the physical cyber space.” Presidential Policy Directive/PDD-21, February 12, 2013.
Is CSRA a lobbying organization?
CSRA is not a lobbying association. Rather, it is an industry-led non-profit consortium that serves as a focal point for the effective collaboration between industry, government academia to define a focused coordinated approach to national cyber security R&D. CSRA fills an important need to bring together industry-leading expertise capabilities to support an effective private-public partnership on cyber security R&D strategy.
Who are CSRA’s members?
The founding members of the CSRA are Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Honeywell International, Inc., Intel Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, RSA, the Security Division of EMC.
How does my organization become a member of CSRA?
The CSRA is organized to leverage expertise from member companies partners in government academia, with a tiered membership structure. To become a member, download the CSRA Membership Application.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-876-8860.
How does the CSRA handle matters relating to Intellectual Property?
The CSRA operates under comprehensive Bylaws a Intellectual Property Rights policy. These documents are available here or by sending a request to email@example.com.
Who runs the day-to-day activities of the organization? Where is it based
Administrative activities associated with CSRA operations are managed by Virtual, Inc., an association management company located in Wakefield, Massachusetts.