The Hive Mind: Applying a Distributed Security Sensor Network to GENI.

This project was funded by NSF’s CISE Directorate, and was led by Sean Peisert. The project sought to define and prototype a security layer using a method of intrusion detection based on mobile agents and swarm intelligence. The project’s goal was to provide a lightweight, decentralized, intrusion detection method that is adaptable to changing threats while communicating suspicious activity across hierarchical layers to humans who can respond when needed. The goal was to augment, not replace, more traditional security mechanisms.

More information is available at the UC Davis GENI Hive Mind project web site.

More information is available on other Berkeley Lab R&D projects focusing on cybersecurity in general, as well as specifically on cybersecurity for scientific and high-performance computing.