Proactive Determination of Networked Node Vulnerability

Period of Performance: 01/24/2008 - 01/24/2009

$88.8K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

KEY Bridge International, Inc.
8000 Towers Crescent DriveSuite 1350
Vienna, VA 22182
Principal Investigator

Abstract

We propose the development of an open source, modular security software framework into which independently developed 3rd party modules may be loaded to establish, extend and enhance the functionality of the platform. We believe such a framework is unique in the in the marketplace, satisfies large unmet demand and will be well received by the existing information and network security user communities; including Government, commercial, academic and non-commercial users. Our proposed software system is designed to run as a standalone, distributable service yet can be easily embedded into hardened appliances. We employ artificial neural networks, principal component analysis and robust analysis of real-time network traffic flows to profile endpoints and applications and to discover abnormal and anomalous behavior.