IARPA Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment (CAUSE)


The IARPA Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment (CAUSE) Program seeks to develop cyber-attack forecasting methods and detect emerging cyber phenomena to assist cyber defenders with the earliest detection of a cyber-attack (e.g., Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), successful spearphishing, successful drive-by, remote exploitation, unauthorized access, reconnaissance). The CAUSE Program aims to develop and validate unconventional multi-disciplined sensor technology (e.g., actor behavior models, black market sales) that will forecast cyber-attacks and complement existing advanced intrusion detection capabilities. Anticipated innovations include: methods to manage and extract huge amounts of streaming and batch data, the application and introduction of new and existing features from other disciplines to the cyber domain, and the development of models to generate probabilistic warnings for future cyber events.

IARPA will host a Proposers’ Day Conference for the CAUSE Program on January 21, 2015. Attendees must register no later than 6:00 pm EDT, January 14, 2015. Due to space limitations, attendance will be limited to the first 250 registrants.