Year: 2005-06

Company: Clear Springs

Liaison(s): Jura Zibas

The central theme of this project was the computational biology modeling of the interaction between novel computer viruses and artificial immune systems. The team was able to study a large class of novel distributed computer security systems based on the “honey-pot” and “honey-net” concepts, to respond to novel threats faster and more efficiently. The team drew analogies between biological immune systems and artificial immune systems that can be used as an alternative to current manual and semiautomatic computer defense strategies by establishing host-based intrusion detection and removal. The ultimate aim of the project was to produce a proposal for an artificial immune system based on findings from the modeling studies. Such a proposal was recently submitted to a private foundation.