[ISN] DISA seeks detection system

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Date: Tue Apr 02 2002 - 00:26:23 PST

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    By Diane Frank 
    April 1, 2002
    The Defense Information Systems Agency last week announced plans to
    work with GRC International Inc. to develop a system to help detect,
    analyze and defend against cyberattacks across Defense Department
    In a March 27 notice, DISA officials said the department needed a
    system to "monitor and analyze the immense amounts of computer traffic
    and detect the missions of hacker attacks and denial-of-service
    attacks launched against DISA's Global Information Grid daily." The
    grid includes unclassified and classified DOD networks worldwide.
    Numerous individual defense organizations already have
    intrusion-detection systems on their networks, but DOD has only just
    begun integrating such protection across the department.
    Integration allows officials to recognize more complex attacks after
    looking at data across multiple units, said Becky Bace, former head of
    the National Security Agency's Computer Misuse and Anomaly Detection
    research program.
    For the same reason, the General Services Administration's Federal
    Computer Incident Response Center is working with the CERT
    Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University to develop a similar
    analysis and correlation capability for civilian agencies, said Sallie
    McDonald, associate commissioner of information assurance and critical
    infrastructure protection at GSA.
    Officials from DISA and GRC International could not be reached for
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