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Dave Mihelcic: Defense Department to Update Cyber Analytics Platform

Dave Mihelcic

The Defense Department plans to update the agency’s big data platform used to analyze cyber activities in its networks over the next few weeks, Federal News Radio reported Friday.

Dave Mihelcic, chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, said the Hadoop-based platform works to extract data from network sensors, audit logs and end points, Jason Miller reports.

“We can use that to build advanced analytics to do detection of cyber attacks and also the work flow associated with being able to counter those cyber attacks,” Mihelcic told the station’s Ask the CIO program.

“One of the biggest applications today is called Fight by Indicator. FBI gives our analysts the ability to not only take the data about that attack and compare it against all known data and then be able to pick the best cybersecurity mitigation mechanism and actually directly task that mechanism,” Mihelcic added.

DoD has reported a 500 percent rise in the number of cybersecurity measures with the use of the big data platform.

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