The Defense Department and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking technology for a machine that can analyze and organize network vulnerabilities information to more easily see computer abnormalities, according to a NextGov article.
DARPA said the cyber targeted attack analyzer should be able to reduce the Pentagon‘s cyber forces workload by organizing information from “disparate network data sources.”
“Changing the way the information in the IT infrastructure is acquired, processed and made available“ will help solve the scale-of-data problem, DARPA officials said. The device will need to join non-compatible technologies to seek out cyberattacks.
DARPA said they want the technology to automatically index data sources to save time for cyber employees.
However, officials acknowledge that the machine must let humans investigate irregularities and exercise judgement when they notice threatening patterns.
Development efforts for the project will begin with a briefing for prospective contractors on Jan. 30, followed by a solicitation for work in the weeks after.