DARPA looks to Raytheon to help root out cyber security insider threats
DULLES, Va., 7 Aug. 2011. Cyber security experts at the Information Security Solutions business of the Raytheon Co. Intelligence and Information Systems segment in Dulles, Va., will help U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) researchers detect and deter insider threats to DOD computer systems and protect classified information by detecting anomalies in massive data sets. Scientists at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., chose Raytheon to participate in the Anomaly Detection at Multiple Scales (ADAMS) program to create computer algorithms to detect and characterize anomalies in large data sets to pinpoint employees or other insiders attempting to steal sensitive information, insert computer viruses, or carry out other malicious acts.
DARPA scientists say they want ADAMS technology to enhance the capabilities of existing cyber security sensors. SureView captures malicious activity by watching computer user behavior for policy violations and suspicious activity like accessing classified or proprietary data and sending it outside protective cyber firewalls.