CMU CyLab researchers get $3.9M to secure systems
By John D. Oravecz
Published: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, 10:15 a.m.
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab and the University of Pennsylvania received a four-year, $3.9 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to improve the security of commercial technology used by the military.
CyLab researcher David Brumley said researchers are studying how to improve commercial-off-the-shelf technology that remains vulnerable to attack from older vulnerabilities or hidden codes. Brumley is known for his contributions to addressing the challenges associated with malware, CMU said.
Brumley and CyLab Director Virgil Gligor, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, will analyze each commercial system, such as wireless routers and printers, and make certain they are malware-free.
Their task is important to the Defense Department because it buys and uses commercial systems for everything from information technology to retrofitting the F-15E Fighter with new digital video recording equipment. CMU researchers say that plugging such devices into a network can significantly harm overall security.
John D. Oravecz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7882 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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