IBM Designing FAA Security System Based on Advanced Analytics
The IBM is working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to develop a security system that uses advanced analytics to correlate and analyze data in order to detect and prevent cyber-attacks.IBM is working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to develop a prototype security system utilizing advanced analytics to stop cyber-attacks. The research project will use streaming analytics in an effort to enable the FAA to better correlate and analyze data. According to an IBM statement March 30, the system will "look retrospectively at event occurrences and system compromises ... to correlate historical traffic patterns with data from monitors, sensors and other devices capturing information about network traffic and user activity in real time."
IBM said it also plans to build customizable dashboards that can "deliver up-to-the-second information on the security posture of the FAA networks. These dashboards will give FAA officials visual representations of network workloads, tickets for found malware and historical trends to facilitate decision making and early action in the event of network anomalies suggesting a possible attack."