Cross-Domain Intrusion Detection using Privacy-Preserving Distributed Data Mining Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC050003
Agency Tracking Number: 0421012
Amount: $99,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB04.2-001
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
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HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kakali Sarkar
 Chief Operating Officer
 (410) 290-0146
Business Contact
 Kakali Sarkar
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (410) 290-0146
Research Institution
This document proposes development of PURSUIT, a cross-domain intrusion detection system that relies upon state-of-the-art privacy-preserving distributed data-mining (PPDM) technology. PURSUIT has a distributed multi-agent architecture that supports formation of ad-hoc peer-to-peer, hierarchical, and other collaborative coalitions with due attention to the security and privacy issues. It will be equipped with PPDM algorithms so that the patterns can be computed and shared across the sites without sharing the privacy-sensitive data. The algorithmic foundation of the approach is based on combination of secured multi-party computation and randomized transformation techniques that allow sharing of attack patterns not the raw data. This research will be performed by Agnik, Tresys, and University of Minnesota (UNM) Army High Performance Computing research Center. Agnik team has a strong track record in distributed and privacy preserving data mining. Tresys is a security company with strong record in working with several major governmental agencies dealing with national security. The UMN team has a strong record in building intrusion detection systems, including the MINDS IDS that is currently being deployed in more than sixty different army locations. Being a plug-in IDS PURSUIT has the commercial potential to be marketed to all organizations that currently use one or more IDS.

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