Monday, March 29, 2010

IBM to Build Cyber Security System for the U.S. FAA

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected IBM for an R&D project aimed at protecting the nation's civilian aviation system from the ever-growing threat of cyber attacks. IBM researchers and cyber security experts will design and build a prototype security system capable of scaling to accommodate the FAA's high-speed networks.

IBM said its prototype system will go beyond traditional security approaches of encryption, firewalls, intrusion-detection devices and anti-virus software. Not only will the flexible model be designed to look retrospectively at event occurrences and system compromises, it will be able to correlate historical traffic patterns with dynamic data from monitors, sensors and other devices capturing information about network traffic and user activity in real time.

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