UC Davis computer scientists are playing a role in a five-year, $23.2 million research partnership with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory aimed at detecting and responding to cyberattacks.
The goal: protect battlefield networks from attacks in real time and, in same cases, without human intervention.
UC Davis professors Karl Levitt, Prasant Mohapatra and Zhendong Su will join the effort to seek out adversaries and detect attacks, measure and manage risk and achieve the best results at the lowest cost, according to a news release.
The researchers also will seek a way to understand the motivation of attackers and defenders — and predict their actions.
Pennsylvania State University is heading up the collaboration, which received $25 million for the optional five-year extension. Other partners are UC Riverside, Carnegie Mellon University and Indiana University, as well as an as-yet-unnamed industrial partner.