Sunday, April 4, 2010

IBM's New Analytics System

IBM, the world's popular company, is providing the FAA with a new streaming analytics system that will help the agency get the jump on any would-be cyberattackers. The software will allow the FAA to analyze data in motion, allowing real-time responses to any malware, intrusions, computer hijackings or other disturbances to its networks. It will also allow the agency to conduct deeper analysis of stored data.

IBM is joining forces with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to protect the nation's civilian aviation system from the ever-growing threat of cyberattacks. They are working on building a prototype security system capable of protecting the vast amount of information flowing daily through the FAA's computer networks. This project will introduce first-of-a-kind security analytics technology, said Josyula Rao, senior manager, secure software and services, at IBM's Watson Research Center. Rao is the research leader on the research and development project.