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[infowar.de] Logicon entwickelt Prognosetool fuer Cyberangriffe auf DoD-Netze
Geplant ist ein System, das automatisiert die Berichte von
Intrusion-Detection-Systemen auswertet und dazu künstliche Intelligenz
(fuzzy Logic, neuronale Netze) verwendet. Dieser Bereich ist bisher sehr
Logicon ist eine Tochterfirma des Rüstungsriesen Northrop Grumman.
Logicon Press Release
Logicon Contact: Gus Gulmert (703) 713-4620
LOGICON DEVELOPING PROTOTYPE TO FORECAST
INTERNET-BASED ATTACKS ON DOD COMPUTERS
HERNDON, Va. -- Aug. 13, 2001 -- Logicon Inc., a Northrop Grumman (NYSE:
NOC) company, has been chosen to develop a Network Early Warning System
(NEWS) prototype capable of providing advance warning of impending
Internet-based coordinated attacks on Department of Defense computer
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Rome, N.Y., selected
to help protect military computers from organized information warfare
assaults designed to disrupt their usage. In recent months, the Pentagon
reported numerous such attacks on its computer systems.
"As reports of computer intrusions fill the news, the case for this work
compelling," said Paul Zavidniak, program manager for Logicon's
warfare, intrusion detection and forecasting research and development
activities. "This program represents the means to advance the current
protect-detect-respond network defense strategy to a survivable strategy
facilitated by anticipating adversary attacks, assessing intrusions and
adapting defenses to counter the attack."
This program develops capabilities successfully demonstrated in an
program at the U.S. Air Force Information Warfare Battlelab into a
"We feel this effort will enhance the advantage of the proactive versus
reactive approach to network monitoring," said Peter Radesi, program
manager, AFRL Defensive Information Warfare Branch (IFGB). "The inherent
advantages of NEWS are that it increases situational awareness and is
extensible across mission areas." NEWS employs artificial intelligence
apply automation to the indications and warning discipline, an area
has been manpower intensive and rules-based to date. NEWS replaces the
current process of manually reviewing intrusion detections reports and
logs with a real-time/near real-time process.
"Through NEWS, the AFRL's IF Branch advances technology beyond intrusion
detection to embrace intrusion forecasting," said Zavidniak. "Attack
forecasting represents the key element in ensuring the survivability of
network communications networks as it provides the early warning
to cue adaptive response mechanisms."
AFRL/IFGB provides research and development in the areas of computer and
network risk assessment and management, security services for assurance,
vulnerability analysis, detection of intrusions and misuse, and
of information damage; and recovery of data and systems to operational
levels. AFRL/IFGB supports the full spectrum of Air Force information
NEWS will integrate the latest intrusion detection tools with selected,
robust 'soft computing' technologies such as neural networks and fuzzy
logic. With the growing volume of network intrusions, IT staffs are
too o verloaded with incidents to keep prepared. Soft computing
enable NEWS to automatically reduce analysts' workload and warn them
NEWS is a two-year contract valued at $1.2 million, if all options are
exercised. This award, coupled with an award last month from the United
Kingdom's Ministry of Defence to the Defence Evaluation Research
Agency/Logicon team for Intrusion Detection Methodologies establishes
Logicon as a leader in computer network attack indications and warnings
systems. Work on the NEWS program will be performed in San Diego,
and Bethpage, N.Y.
Logicon Inc., a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation, is a premier
provider of advanced information technology solutions, engineering and
business services for government and commercial clients. Headquartered
Herndon, Logicon's expertise spans such areas as information systems
integration; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); enterprise hardware and
solutions; training and simulation; base and range support; signals
intelligence; space systems; health informatics; and specialized
engineering and technical services.
LEARN MORE ABOUT US: Northrop Grumman news releases, product
photos and video clips are available on the Internet at:
http://www.northropgrumman.com. Information specific to Logicon Inc. is
available at: http://www.logicon.com.
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