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MacB Publishes Cybersecurity White Paper

MacB Publishes Cybersecurity White Paper

MacAulay-Brown, Inc. Publishes Cybersecurity White Paper Using the Human Immune System as a Model to Combat Next Generation Cyber Threats

DAYTON, Ohio, April 29, 2013 – MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a leading National Security company providing innovative engineering and technical solutions to Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and Federal agencies, announced today that it has published a Cybersecurity-focused White Paper, entitled, “Trusted Computation Through Biologically Inspired Processes.” The paper discusses the need for a new approach to network security in response to the increased sophistication of state-sponsored cyber threats.

While reactive network security has been adequate in stopping the majority of Internet-borne threats to date, next generation attacks will be well-funded, coordinated and hard to detect. It can no longer be assumed that a well-funded adversary has no reasonable avenue of attack, even when software protections are structured properly and augmented with secure hardware. In today’s cyber threat environment, it must be assumed that a subset of the system is currently, or will eventually be, compromised. Thus, it is imperative that next generation systems provide a trustworthy operation despite adversarial influence.

As outlined in the White Paper, MacB has developed a cognitive trust framework modeled after the human immune system. Systems are continuously monitored and observed for normal and abnormal behavior. Elements within the network are given a “trust value,” which favors access points that consistently behave within normal parameters. The framework provides a resilient, flexible, fault-tolerant and scalable architecture for next generation systems.

“Combating cyber threats is a National Security imperative,” said Barry Polakowski, Senior Director, Secure Computing and Communications (SCC) Division of MacB’s Advanced Technology Group (ATG). “We are proud to partner with the Government as we develop next generation Cybersecurity solutions that ensure the safety of our critical network infrastructure.”

“Trusted Computation Through Biologically Inspired Processes” was originally published at the SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Conference. To download a free copy, click here.

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