Multiple INtrusion detection FUsion Learning (MINDFUL)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-05-C-0095
Agency Tracking Number: 044-0720
Amount: $99,970.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-092
Solicitation Number: 2004.4
Small Business Information
4900 University Square, Suite 8, Huntsville, AL, 35816
DUNS: 174265736
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Kiss
 CEO
 (256) 430-0860
 pkiss@sentar.com
Business Contact
 Peter Kiss
Title: CEO
Phone: (256) 430-0860
Email: pkiss@sentar.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
To limit the damage from cyber attacks, Computer Network Defense (CND) managers need real time, high quality intrusion detection. However effective any of the current IDSs may be individually, they are not infallible across an operational scenario that is dynamic. Since the underlying constructs differ from one IDS to the next, it is unlikely that failures of different IDSs will be consistently congruent or simultaneous. It is therefore advisable to synergistically exploit the non-congruent capabilities of multiple IDSs through utilization of information fusion. To make quantum advancements in intrusion detections, Sentar proposes the Multiple INtrusion Detection FUsion Learning (MINDFUL) system. The MINDFUL system will implement a Decision In-Decision Out (DEI-DEO) mode of fusion that learns the fusion logic from the environment without having to have an externally pre-defined fusion rule imposed by the designer. Further, we envisage the learning of the fusion rules as a non-iterative process that permits adaptive relearning in the operational phase on an ongoing basis with potential for near real time update for the fusion rules. Our proposed MINDFUL system will be designed with a flexibility and adaptability while minimizing processing time so as to accommodate real time system constraints.

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