Carnegie Mellon University Awarded DHS Grant to Develop Cyber Data & Analysis Platforms

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Carnegie Mellon University has secured a $206,062 grant from the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate to build data and analysis platforms that can help cybersecurity researchers understand and mitigate cyber attacks.

DHS said Monday the grant was awarded through the S&T cybersecurity division’s Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-Risk & Trust project, which seeks to coordinate and develop cyber risk data and information sharing tools, models and methodologies.

The IMPACT project aims to foster empirical data and information sharing between the academia, industry and government to help address cyber risks and optimize infrastructure security.

CMU will carry out work under an initiative titled “A Query-able Platform for Online Crime Repositories,” with a goal to deploy back end data-collection and front end web-based platforms that cybersecurity researchers can use to look up cybercrime information.

Erin Kenneally, IMPACT program manager, said CMU’s project intends to provide “free access to voluminous amounts of empirical data related to online criminal activity that was collected over long periods of time.”