BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop new cyber attack prediction technology.
The $11.4m contract is in line with IARPA’s cyber-attack automated unconventional sensor environment (CAUSE) programme, which aims to create new systems that accurately predict and warn of cyber threats.
BAE Systems Cyber and Communications Technologies Research group director Anne Taylor said: “This award builds on our expertise in cyber-security and multi-intelligence sensor data fusion technologies, including the areas of machine learning, event detection, correlation, and prediction.
“Our team will also provide insight into adversary motivations and actions, which will enhance our prediction models.”
BAE Systems said that it will develop new predictive methods that combine existing advanced intrusion detection capabilities with publicly available data sources.
Researchers will identify and correlate leading indicators of an attack from data sources to generate accurate, actionable warnings.
The proposed technology will help US military and intelligence agencies forecast and detect cyber-attacks significantly earlier than existing methods allow, according to BAE Systems.
The company is collaborating with StratumPoint, Digital Operatives, and University of Maryland professor David Maimon to develop the new technology.
Image: The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has selected BAE Systems to develop cyber attack prediction technology. Photo: courtesy of BAE Systems.