Jul 15, 2017

White Receives Texas National Security Network Excellence Grant




UTSA professor of computer science and director of the UTSA Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) Dr. Gregory White was selected to receive a grant in the amount of $80,000 from the Texas National Security Network Excellence Fund.

 

His project, titled “Development of Standard Cybersecurity Intrusion Detection Data,” aims to create a standard set of current test data that can be used by researchers and companies across the nation for testing cybersecurity tools. As such, this effort has the potential to not only provide a valuable product to national cybersecurity efforts but would also bring tremendous attention to the UT-System as the provider of a standard set of test data.

 

Additionally, White was also selected to receive a supplement to one of his current National Science Foundation grant projects titled, “The Artifact Genome Project (AGP)” in the amount of $46,387.

 

The AGP is essentially a centralized dataset of digital forensic artifacts built with crowdsourcing in mind. This collected artifact dataset can help both investigators and scientists either in manual examinations, or in automated digital forensic triaging of systems.