Georgia Tech Receives DoD Cyber Attribution Framework Development Contract

cybersecurityGeorgia Tech has received a $17.3 million contract from the Defense Department to build an attribution framework the military hopes can help identify the actors behind cyber attacks.

A Georgia Tech blog post published Tuesday says Rhamnousia will help gather evidence against cyber attackers and identify their methods, errors and other characteristics.

That platform will provide scientific reasoning and evidences in an effort to support potential sanctions, policy decisions and investigations.

The project will include the development of algorithmic attribution methods, actionable attribution for the creation and dissemination of attribution reports  and single distributed environment-based historic public attack datasets over a four and a half year period.

“In this project, we will use machine learning and algorithms to scale up the attribution process to help companies and the government protect against those bad actors,” said Manos Antonakakis, an assistant professor in Georgia Tech’s school of electrical and computer engineering and the project’s principal investigator.

“Using a variety of data sets and analytical techniques, we can distill the information that will be useful to identifying the virtual cyber actors,” Antonakakis added.

Georgia Tech plans to collaborate with other institutions and companies to conduct research on the technology.

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