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Rapidly discovering novel and sophisticated cyber attacks and providing situation aware-ness to analysts are unsolved problems in cyber security. We have developed a platform that scores events in real-time based on probabilistic models to define how typical an event is. This anomaly detection approach is based on unsupervised, probabilistic modeling of data at multiple scales. Scoring events based on multiple scales allows the system to 1) score anomalousness at different levels to detect important events that would otherwise be hidden, and 2) explain to users why an event is anomalous, not just that it is. The system was designed to address several challenges: 1) scaling to very high volume, heterogeneous, streaming data, and 2) minimizing the time from observation to discovery to understanding. The prototype has the real-time framework for pushing scored events to a web-based visualization.
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SITU; 003750WKSTN00
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Software Package Contents:
Media Directory; Software Abstract; Media includes Source Code; User Guide; Executable Module(s); / 1 CD-ROM
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Contributing Orgs:
John R. Goodall and Joel W. Reed
Country of Publication:
United States

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