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1 Introduction
Pages 15-18

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... The Committee on Improving Cybersecurity Research in the United States believes that a more generally secure cyberspace will go a long way toward protecting critical infrastructure and national security.
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... The fifth is to sustain and grow the human resource base, which will be a critical element in ensuring a robust research agenda in the future. 1.2 BACkGROUND OF THE STUDY Policy makers, and to a lesser extent, the public, have given attention to cybersecurity issues for some time now, but cybersecurity problems have continued to fester.
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... To frame this strategy in an appropriate context, this report also considers the nature of the cybersecurity threat, reasons why previous cybersecurity research efforts and agendas have had less impact than hoped for on the nation's cybersecurity posture, and the human resource base needed to advance the cybersecurity research agenda. To put this report into context, it is helpful to consider the findings and conclusions from a number of other reports and activities on cybersecurity from the past several years.
From page 18...
... . Second, the earlier reports have identified as meriting research investment a number of important areas that are consistent with those identified in this report, including authentication, identity management, secure software engineering, modeling and testbeds, usability, privacy, and benchmarking and best practices.

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