Monday, June 12, 2017 - 17:01

The LASER workshop series focuses on learning from and improving cybersecurity experimental results. It explores both positive and negative results, the latter of which are not often published. LASER's overarching goal is to foster a dramatic change in the paradigm of cyber security research and experimentation, improving the overall quality of practiced science.

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 11:52

All components in the DETERLab Containers System have been upgraded as of June 15, 2016. The host OS for all containers is now Ubuntu 14.04. The QEMU-KVM package was upgraded to 2.51-1 and all OpenVZ components were upgraded to the latest versions.

Virtual Distributed Ethernet (VDE) was dropped as the QEMU-KVM network implementation and replaced with a Linux bridge/tap mechanism. This gives an order of magnitude speed increase for QEMU-KVM networking from roughly 450 MBs to 4.5 GBs.

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 16:03

The new MAGI version was released on June 6, 2016, and is available to use on the DETERLab testbed. The new release includes support to develop agents in C. The C-agent library includes support for data management, agent response triggers, and logging.

The release includes a simple math calculator c agent, which is available as part of the magi modules library. The agent, named cagent, illustrates how to use the C agent library and supports addition and subtraction functions. It provides an overview of the different elements required to completely develop a C agent.

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 13:13

The 9th USENIX Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test (CSET '16) invites you to submit research work in the following areas: Cyber Security Evaluation, Experimentation, Measurement, Metrics, Data, Simulations, and Testbeds.

Important Dates:

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 13:06

Reporter Michael Kassner provides an update to his original DETER article from 2011. The project's cyber proving ground, DETERLab, is a key ecosystem instrument in Cyber Experimentation of the Future (CEF). Establishing a scientific roadmap for the 'science of cybersecurity experimentation' is absolutely critical to cyber research advancement.

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 18:03

The NSF highlighted a report co-authored by Terry Benzel, DETER's Principal Investigator, that outlines a vision for future cybersecurity research.

NSF News Press Release Link:

USC ISI Feature Story Link:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 17:53

On December 16, the National Science Foundation's website and social media feeds prominently featured a major cybersecurity study and recommendations co-led by DETER PI Terry Benzel and colleagues at SRI International.


Monday, April 20, 2015 - 11:25

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) presents their video short on the DETER Testbed, also known as DeterLab.

DETER allows for cybersecurity researchers from around the globe to run their cyber experiments – test, evaluate response, and discover ‘best solutions’ – in a self-contained virtual Internet lab that is representative of the complexity and scale of the actual Internet.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 01:00

USC Viterbi Researchers Demonstrate the Future of Security at Department of Homeland Security Event

Article by Robert Perkins at USC News Science/Technology and USC Viterbi/ISI News & Events​

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 17:20

DETER's Bob Braden – USC Information Sciences Institute Fellow leading efforts in DeterLab capabilities for experimentation in critical cyber security infrastructure – was awarded NASPI's (North American SynchroPhasor Initiative) Data & Network Management Task Team Most Valuable Player Award. Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary David Ortiz and NASPI Project Manager Alison Silverstein recognized Bob and several other significant contributors in the synchrophasor community on October 22, 2014.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 00:00

The DETER Project, now in its 10th year, serves more than 4,400 researchers and students around the world. Article by Tanya Abrams

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 13:00

USC Viterbi's Information Sciences Institute focuses on building a better power grid.

Read More

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 15:24

On June 11, DETER will attend the SmartAmerica Expo and participate in "The SmartAmerica Challenge," to demonstrate DeterLab’s capabilities in testing and proving cyber technologies that monitor and help secure key and critical Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS).

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:43

Learn how students are training at the USC Viterbi's DETER Project, a shared facility for advancing cyber security research, to become the next generation of cyber security experts at:

"Cyberwarriors: The Next Generation" Video Producer: Elizabeth Bayne, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 20:09

PBS is hosting a featurette about the DETER Project on their web site as part of their ongoing web presence, complimenting their television series Making Stuff Safer. It can be found at:

Additionally, USC's Viterbi School of Engineering / Information Sciences Institute (ISI) has also announced this featurette at:

Monday, October 17, 2011 - 17:54

April 2011, USV Viterbi Engineer Magazine

More than six years ago, Terry Benzel arrived at the Viterbi School’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI) with a mission: create a center to secure cyberspace. Today that center is a research behemoth with 20 scientists, thousands of users, and leadership that has been recognized nationally in the field.           >> Full Story