BAE Systems to develop cyberattack detection capabilities under IARPA programNews
October 14, 2016
ARLINGTON, Va. BAE Systems engineers will develop technology to help U.S. military and intelligence agencies forecast and detect cyberattacks under a U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) contract valued at an estimated 11.4 million.
Under contract, BAE Systems will develop predictive methods that combine existing advanced intrusion detection capabilities with unconventional publicly available data sources, leveraging sources not usually associated with cybersecurity.
The company's teammates on the program include StratumPoint, Digital Operatives LLC, and University of Maryland professor David Maimon. BAE Systems' work will be based at its facility in Arlington, Virginia where researchers will seek to identify leading indicators of an attack from external streams of data and then correlate related data from different sources to generate warnings.
"This award builds on our expertise in cybersecurity and multi-intelligence sensor data fusion technologies, including the areas of machine learning, event detection, correlation, and prediction," says Anne Taylor, who directs the Cyber and Communications Technologies Research group at BAE Systems.
IARPA's Cyberattack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment (CAUSE) program aims to develop technology that will accurately predict threats and automatically provide warnings of cyberthreats against participating organizations.
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