Brumley Earns DARPA Grant


October 13, 2010

Assistant Professor of ECE and Computer Science David Brumley has earned a four-year, $1.1 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) grant as part of the agency's Cyber-Genome project.

The objective of the Cyber Genome Program is to produce revolutionary cyberdefense and investigatory technologies for the collection, identification, characterization and presentation of properties and relationships from collected digital artifacts of software, data and/or users to support Department of Defense law enforcement, counterintelligence and cyberdefense teams. Brumley and his group will use the grant, which is part of a larger award with Lockheed Martin serving as prime overall contractor, to perform fundamental research.

"The amount of malware - malicious software like viruses, bots and worms - is exploding," Brumley said. "Our research will develop new approaches for triaging the huge volume of malware to determine the most serious threats."

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Assistant ECE Professor David Brumley

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