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­C Davis Joins Cybersecurity Research Alliance

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The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is participating in a research alliance with five universities to detect adversaries and attacks in cyberspace; measure, model, and manage risk, and respond in real time (in some cases, without human intervention).

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The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) will participate in "Models for Enabling Continuous Reconfigurability of Secure Missions," a new research alliance that will focus on detecting, modeling, and responding to cyberattacks on networks in real time and in some cases without human intervention.

"UC Davis researchers will participate in research related to cyberattack detection, and will lead the efforts related to agility and dynamics to maneuver cyberdefense systems," says professor Prasant Mohapatra.

Pennsylvania State University will lead the alliance with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. The University of California, Riverside; Carnegie Mellon University, and Indiana University also are participants, and an industrial partner will be chosen in the first year of the five-year, $23.2-million program. The research will be aimed at detecting adversaries and attacks in cyberspace, measuring and managing risk, altering the environment to achieve the best results at the lowest cost, and understanding the motivations of users, defenders, and attackers and predicting their actions.

"The understanding and operation of complex, heterogeneous Army battlefield networks in the presence of unrelenting cyberattacks is a formidable challenge for the Army's scientific and network operations communities," says the Army Research Laboratory's John Pellegrino.

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