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Cyber NTSB


The National Transportation Safety Board investigates airline and surface transportation incidents and rapidly disseminates findings to transportation providers to prevent other, similar incidents. The idea of replicating this capability for cyber incidents was first surfaced in 1991 and has been repeated many times over the last three decades. This project is focused on how to move the concept of an NTSB for cybersecurity closer to implementation.


  1. Steven M. Bellovin, The Major Cyberincident Investigations Board, 10 IEEE SECURITY & PRIVACY 96 (Nov.-Dec. 2012)
  1. Nat’l Research Council, Computers at Risk: Safe Computing in the Information Age 179-205 (1991)
    * This site briefly discusses the idea of NTSB being a model for data collection for cyber security
  1. Bair, Jonathan and Bellovin, Steven M. and Manley, Andrew and Reid, Blake Ellis and Shostack, Adam, That Was Close! Reward Reporting of Cybersecurity ‘Near Misses’ (December 1, 2017). Forthcoming in Colorado Technology Law Journal 16.2; U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-28.
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  1. Richard Bejtlich TaoSecurity “National Digital Security Board”
  1. Paul Rosenzweig “The next step in federal cybersecurity? Considering an NTSB-style computer safety board”
  1. Robert Knake “Creating a Federally Sponsored Cyber Insurance Program”
  1. Neil Robinson: The Case for a Cyber-Security Safety Board: A Global View on Risk
  1. Ben Rothke Its time for a National Cybersecurity Safety Board (NCSB)

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please contact Rob Knake,
Sr. Research Scientist in Cybersecurity and Security.